So I had a problem when installing VS2010, it froze during .NET 4 installation. I tried installing standalone Framework installation and during the install it freezes computer completely, demanding a hw reset.
After this (I once managed to install VS2010 completely) computer freezes randomly. Otherwise, without .NET, computer is completely stable and works.
I tried cleaning up with .NET cleaner and .NET and freezes disappeared. I tried installing .NET 4 Framework on a fresh windows 7 installation (64 bit) and I got the same issue as before - installation freezes and subsequent boots show random freezes during windows usage until I remove it with .NET cleaner or restore windows to it's fresh restore point.
This is driving me mad, I need .NET Framework/VS2010, but it looks like it's mission impossible. I don't even know how to diagnose the problem. Hardware is fine, I ran all possible checks (disk, memory, drivers), windows works just fine without .NET Framework, it works in live boot linux... it works. But, .NET does not work. Installation freezes during installation point where it says something like "Installing .NET 4 Framework Client Profile" about 40% its way through. There is no more verbose way to explain where exactly in the process since installer is a single progress bar.
I really hope some one might help me with this. Thanks.