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WHS - Not activated, please Activate - but its already activated loop.

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  • Hi,
      I have a Windows Home Server which has developed a loop. When i try to log in via remote desktop or from the console it says that Windows Home Server is not activated, please active now, so i click ok and then a window comes up saying its already activated click ok, which i do and this then takes me back to the login screen where the same thing happens again it i retry to login.

    This is also happening with keybaord, mouse / monitor connected and in safe mode so i have NO access to the desktop at all.

    When using the install disk i can get to a screen which will allow me to reinstall and keep all my backups but all my applications etc will be lost. There is no recovery console or way of accessing the registry that i can find to troubleshoot.

    Can anyone suggest anything?  Could i use a boot CD to get to the registry and files to clear this, i would rather not reinstall as i'd hate to take the chance of loosing data.
    Tuesday, August 04, 2009 9:39 AM

Answers

  • Hi, Thanks for the response, however i have resolved this now.

    What did fix it was using a boot disk to gain access to the file system, deleted wpa.dll from the windows\system32 folder and then reloading.

    I was then able to get into safe mode with command prompt, whereby i was able to load regedit.

    This allowed me to complete steps 1 to 5 from here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/312295.

    Thanks
    • Marked as answer by TheBlueRaja Wednesday, August 05, 2009 8:20 PM
    Wednesday, August 05, 2009 8:20 PM

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  • Have you tried to use the boot menu and select "Last known good"...

    Martin
    LightsOut - Power Management for Windows Home Server http://www.home-server-blog.de/add-ins/lightsout/#en
    Wednesday, August 05, 2009 6:40 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi, Thanks for the response, however i have resolved this now.

    What did fix it was using a boot disk to gain access to the file system, deleted wpa.dll from the windows\system32 folder and then reloading.

    I was then able to get into safe mode with command prompt, whereby i was able to load regedit.

    This allowed me to complete steps 1 to 5 from here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/312295.

    Thanks
    • Marked as answer by TheBlueRaja Wednesday, August 05, 2009 8:20 PM
    Wednesday, August 05, 2009 8:20 PM