Hey guys, Been trying to install .NET 2.0 from the microsoft auto and manual installers on a friends laptop however when running the dotnetfx.exe installer. "Extracting files..." appears and I see files transferring and then this dialog disappears and nothing else happens..... no setup or anything. .NET does not appear in Add/Remove. its like its bailing out half way through installation. TaskManager processes shows: dotnetfx.exe running Have tried everything I can think of. Have cleared temporary caches, redownloaded the file about 8 times. Uninstalling all previous .NET versions 1.0 1.1 makes no difference. After the extraction process it does not indicate which folder it has extracted to. ive also gone as far to create a batch file to try to force it to run through all its processes. It just hangs on the Dos window, even though i've told the window to close after installation. After 50 minutes still no joy! Code: @ECHO OFF ECHO Installing DotNet 2 start /wait dotnetfx.exe /q:a /c:"install.exe /q" exit Anyone any ideas? This is driving me bonkers, never had this much trouble before.