The .NET Framework is a software development platform that’s developed by Microsoft. It contains thousands of shared code that developers can use in their applications making it easier for them to focus on making their software great. Although this is a solid application there are instances when certain issues can occur. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the windows 10 corrupted .NET framework issue.
Repair corrupted .NET Framework in Windows 10
Before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting steps listed below it’s best to restart your computer and router first. This action refreshes the operating system and remove any corrupt temporary data that could be causing the problem.
Run a System File Checker Scan
The first thing you will need to do in this case is to run a System File Checker scan as this will detect and fix any corrupted or missing system files.
- Type cmd in the search bar
- On the Command Prompt app that appears click on Run as Administrator.
- Type “DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth” on the command prompt window then press Enter.
- Wait for the process to complete
- Type “sfc /scannow” on the command prompt window then press enter.
- Wait for the SFC utility to scan, which might take up to 30 minutes. Then restart Windows if the Command Prompt states that Windows Resource Protection repaired system files.
Check if the Windows 10 corrupted .NET Framework issue still occurs.
Use the .NET Framework Repair Tool
One useful tool that you can use when experiencing this issue is the .NET Framework repair tool. It detects and tries to fix some frequently occurring issues with the setup of Microsoft .NET Framework or with updates to the Microsoft .NET Framework.
- Go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=30135
- Click the Download button on this page to Start the download.
- To start the installation immediately, click Run.
Check if the issue still occurs.
Repair .NET Framework
You can manually repair the .NET Framework from the Apps & Features section of Windows 10.
- Click on the Start button then click on Settings
- Go to Apps & Features
- Search for the .NET Framework then right click on it.
- Press a Change/Uninstall button to open a window that includes a Repair .NET Framework option on it.
- Select the Repair .NET Framework to its original state option.
- Then click the Next button to fix .NET Framework.
Check if this fixes the corrupted .NET Framework issue.
Reinstall the .NET Framework
In case the above steps fails to fix the problem then you should reinstall the .NET Framework. Go to https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet-framework/net48 then download the .NET Framework 4.8 runtime and install it in your computer.