After the installation ends, you attempt to launch ACT! and get the following error: "ActSage.exe - Fatal error - CLR error: 80004005. The program will now terminate."
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This error is indicative of a damaged .NET 2.0 installation. To verify, you can download and run the .NET Verification Tool and check .NET version 2.0 to verify that it fails.
If verification fails for .NET 2.0, the solution is to remove .NET and reinstall. If there are higher versions of .NET (i.e., 3.0 or 3.5), you must remove .NET starting from the highest version through to version 2.0. Then, reboot and attempt to reinstall ACT!. Once ACT! has installed, you can reinstall all additional higher versions of .NET that were uninstalled.
Important Note to Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 Users: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 is built into the operating system and cannot be uninstalled and reinstalled using the methods in this article. For more information, please visit Microsoft.com.Important: If you log in to your Windows computer using a nonstandard method (e.g., fingerprint reader, face recognition device, or voice recognition tool), turn off or uninstall the tool BEFORE you uninstall .NET. That way, if your tool requires .NET Framework, it won't prevent you from logging back in to your Windows computer.
- From the Start menu, select Control Panel.
- Double-click Add or Remove Programs (or Programs and Features if Windows Vista/7).
- Uninstall all versions of .NET 2.0 and above. Begin with the highest installed version first. For example, uninstall .NET 3.5, then .NET 3.0, then .NET 2.0
.NET Framework Cleanup Utility
Once you have removed your existing version of Microsoft .NET 2.0, reboot your computer and start the ACT! installation process, which will re-install .NET Framework 2.0.