Just recently, an update to Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 continually fails and you downloaded that file to reinstall it, but that fails also with a following error message. Internal error 2705 directory. What can you do about this?
You tried going to an update site an manually updating, which fails. You tried uninstalling it which fails. Then you tried reinstalling it.
Just installing Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 SP1 patch should resolve this issue. Please install Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 SP1 on that system and then install that windows update. You can try booting it into safe mode if it won't install in normal mode.
If it won't install in safe mode then click "Start" then select "Run" type:
inet stop wuauserv
net stop bits
Using Windows Explorer, navigate to WINDOWS\Software Distribution\Download. Delete contents of a Download subfolder. That's where they are first stored when downloaded *unless* there is not enough room on that hard drive in a first place.
After deleting downloaded updates, restart that system and a AU service will load on Startup. You might want to set it to "Disabled" until you can reclaim enough disk space or upgrade the memory, if possible. If you still cannot install an update to Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1, then run file and registry scans.
Once you have run file and registry cleaning scans then attempt to install Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 SP1 again.
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