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Vista started asking for activation code

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  • Today when I started my 4-year-old eMachine (T5254) with Vista, the desktop background was black and there was a message saying Vista is not active and I have to enter an activation code. This computer came with Vista pre-installed. I have no activation code.

    "Windows Activation > Activate Windows now" just starts up SLUI.EXE, which gives me the same message as the one that appeared when I booted up today. It doesn't say anything about activation by phone. There's a "Contact eMachines" option, but clicking on it doesn't give any information about contacting eMachines; it gives a link to support.microsoft.com, which only leads to the suggestion to click on "Windows Activation > Activate Windows now."

    About 3 weeks ago I changed the motherboard to one of a different brand but very similar to the original. The original motherboard had started powering itself off suddenly. The new board is a Foxconn MCP61SM2MA-RS2H. The old one is an EliteGroup MCP61SM-GM. I still have the old one in a box. Vista didn't complain for the first 3 weeks after the motherboard change, until today. The CPU and HDD are the same as when it came from eMachines, and everything else is original except for mouse and keyboard, which I replaced as soon as I got it, and the DVD drive, which I replaced last year because the original one stopped working.

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-3RBY2-BGQ2R-DR9M6
    Windows Product Key Hash: EYIpz/47G03lWRAOmk3kg+lR7Rc=
    Windows Product ID: 89578-OEM-7332157-00141
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003
    ID: {8FBBBFDA-37F6-4DF9-81F5-E543A4991B9C}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6002.vistasp2_gdr.120402-0336
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Vista WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    Windows XP Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    File Exists: No
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-604-645_025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
    Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
    Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
    Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
    Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
    Active scripting: Allowed
    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

    File Scan Data-->

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{8FBBBFDA-37F6-4DF9-81F5-E543A4991B9C}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-DR9M6</PKey><PID>89578-OEM-7332157-00141</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2161191824-112031246-1793225003</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>eMachine</Manufacturer><Model>W3644</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>6.00 PG</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20061129000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>35313507018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>  

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.0.6002.18005
    Name: Windows(TM) Vista, HomePremium edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Vista, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: bffdc375-bbd5-499d-8ef1-4f37b61c895f
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 89578-00146-321-500141-02-1033-6001.0000-3042008
    Installation ID: 020960927320219342424866219936659096420606093584345980
    Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43473
    Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43474
    Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43476
    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=43475
    Partial Product Key: DR9M6
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F057.

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: NgAAAAEABAABAAEAAQABAAAAAwABAAEAJJQAnxgu1vcEX5IA5NgUKYQu8vT0lOrHrFbmpcj0

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
    Windows marker version: N/A
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
    BIOS Information:
      ACPI Table Name    OEMID Value    OEMTableID Value
      APIC            Nvidia        NVDAACPI
      FACP            Nvidia        NVDAACPI
      HPET            Nvidia        NVDAACPI
      MCFG            Nvidia        NVDAACPI
      SSDT            PTLTD         POWERNOW

    Thursday, August 2, 2012 6:13 PM

Answers

  • For some reason, your machine is unablt to properly read the SLIC table in teh BIOS to be able to self-activate teh OEM_SLP Key in use.

    You need to cahnge teh Key to the one on your COA sticker, using the Change Product Key link at the bottom of the System properties page and activate that - you may need to use telephone activation.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Thursday, August 2, 2012 8:54 PM
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