Since you guys really seem to know your way around the computer I thought I'd take a chance and see if anyone has had a similar problem and found a solution to the Microsoft problem that seems to be going around.
I know I'm not the only one because I've read many other message boards where people are having the exact same problem, but no seems to know exactly what to do.
I'm almost ready to completely delete EVERYTHING, and re-load my windows XP Proffessional operating system and all the other programs I have because I might have some kind of virus or something, but here's the problem.
Microsoft's .net framework 2 and 3 and 3.5 FAIL TO INSTALL. I've tried everything, including what they reccomend which is to uninstall the original .net frame work files and patches and then go back to the updates page and start fresh. Problem is it won't un-install.
Everytime I try to un-install the corrupted files, (which is what Microsoft says I must do before I can fix the problem, a message comes up that basically says I cannot instal, repair or un-install it, so I'm stuck.
Everytime the critical update file downloads and tries to install, it says it could not install it.
Now that might not be a problem so much all by itself, but the problem is my computer has been shutting down unexpectantly, since I started having this problem and it's getting worse. It just freezes up at times and the screen goes black and I have to power down, then re-boot and sometimes it shuts down immediately after it re-boots, and after the 5 or 6th time it either stays on for a while or it shuts down and then I walk away for a few hours and try again.
So, I'm thinking of doing one of 2 things... :icon_evil: A) putting a stick of dynomite or C-4 in my cd-rom bay, lighting a match then leaving so I can go to the store and buy a Mack, or :icon_sad: B) deleting everything and I mean everything off all my disks and re-load everything and I mean everything from the operating system to my Adobe Flash program and starting over from scratch.
Thanks for your help guys I hope I didn't bore anyone too much