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Asus Essentio CM1730 Fails validation at random? RRS feed

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  • I bought an Asus Essentio from B*** Buy a couple months ago and immediately installed a graphics card and an ethernet card.  I had no problems for over a month and suddenly about three days ago I went to install some updates and Windows went haywire saying I might have a pirated copy of Windows. I used the validation software to help but it only has "confirmed" my windows is pirated. This was NOT the first time I've installed updates as I've set Windows to automatically Update while I"m sleeping. How could this have happened?  I can say that I force flashed a bios shortly after buying the computer, but I reverted to the original bios in couple days and had no problems until now.

    If MS forces me to repurchase a copy of windows that I already have a liscense for, I'm done, period.  Please help, I like Windows 7.

    Thursday, July 28, 2011 4:15 PM

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  • Ok, so what happened was when I force flashed a modded bios I wrote over files that normally are not written over during a typical bios flash.  When I reverted to the manufactures OEM bios it reverted everything except for part of the SLIC file which made it mismatched and caused the activation failure... took a couple of months.

    What I had to do was use AFUDOS to rewrite the original retail bios to my chip which fixed the SLIC database mismatch.

     

    After doing this these steps reactivated my Windows copy:

    5) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform
    6) Type: rename tokens.dat tokens.bar
    7) Type: cd %windir%\system32
    8) Type: net start sppsvc
    9) Type: slui.exe

    I do not discourage or encourage force flashing bios as long as you are prepared for the repercussions.   Thanks everyone for your help!

    Thursday, July 28, 2011 11:49 PM

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  • I also wanted to add that I have Avast Free Edition as my antivirus.  I did install Malware bytes after reading this forum to do an alternate scan and nothing.  Avast did bug me about reregistering not long before this happenned.

    Thursday, July 28, 2011 4:24 PM
  • Ok, I see you guys probably would need the report results. I'll try that on lunch and post the results.
    Thursday, July 28, 2011 4:25 PM
  • Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-BJD6C-K3YVH-DVQJG
    Windows Product Key Hash: WFqPPaNJ0hrc3E/8MgITJa2Xf0M=
    Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00118
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
    ID: {08425C51-4F2C-4B77-BE3B-703E549AF6D7}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631
    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: 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:\Users\Jarod\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.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>{08425C51-4F2C-4B77-BE3B-703E549AF6D7}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-DVQJG</PKey><PID>00359-OEM-8992687-00118</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-9066861-917802412-3079673660</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>ASUSTeK Computer INC.</Manufacturer><Model>CM1730/CM1830</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>0401   </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20110413000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>F1A13407018400F4</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central Standard Time(GMT-06:00)</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: 6.1.7601.17514
    Name: Windows(R) 7, HomePremium edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: d2c04e90-c3dd-4260-b0f3-f845f5d27d64
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 00359-00178-926-800118-02-1033-7600.0000-2172009
    Installation ID: 021016980806005304855804657980577833859353152535948730
    Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338
    Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339
    Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341
    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340
    Partial Product Key: DVQJG
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F057.
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 2
    Trusted time: 7/28/2011 11:44:29 AM
    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0xC004C533
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: 7:25:2011 02:17
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:
    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: MgAAAAIABAABAAEAAAABAAAAAQABAAEA6GFspUrwdxZU8uJrOJgQM8KyAI7O7qjAGHk=
    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 041311 APIC1646
      FACP 041311 FACP1646
      SRAT AMD   FAM_F_10
      HPET 041311 OEMHPET 
      MCFG 041311 OEMMCFG 
      OEMB 041311 OEMB1646
      SSDT A M I POWERNOW
    Thursday, July 28, 2011 4:48 PM
  • "Jarod7000" wrote in message news:06a612c5-5259-4d94-aba7-6486cfe647f9...
    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-BJD6C-K3YVH-DVQJG
    Windows Product Key Hash: WFqPPaNJ0hrc3E/8MgITJa2Xf0M=
    Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00118
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
     
    Other data-->
    SYSTEM><Manufacturer>ASUSTeK Computer INC.</Manufacturer><Model>CM1730/CM1830</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>0401   </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20110413000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS
    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514
    Name: Windows(R) 7, HomePremium edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
    Partial Product Key: DVQJG
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F057.
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 2
    Trusted time: 7/28/2011 11:44:29 AM
    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0xC004C533
     
    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
     

    For some reason your computer is unable to read the SLIC table that should be in the BIOS -and is also reporting inconsistent data elsewhere.
    You will need to rebuild the licensing store, and then enter the Product Key from the COA sticker on the case - and then activate by telephone.
    Recreate the Licensing Store
    1) Click Start button.
    2) Type: CMD.exe into the 'Search programs and files' field
    3) Right-Click on CMD.exe and select Run as Administrator
    4) Type: net stop sppsvc (It may ask you if you are sure, select yes)
    Note: the Software Protection service may not be running, this is ok.
    5) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform
    6) Type: rename tokens.dat tokens.bar
    7) Type: cd %windir%\system32
    8) Type: net start sppsvc
    9) Type: slui.exe
    10) After a couple of seconds Windows Activation dialog will appear. You may be asked to re-activate and/or re-enter your product key or Activation may occur automatically.
    You will almost certainl have to activate by telephone, rather than over the internet.
     
    Run MGADiag again, and post the report, together with details of any error messages encountered.
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Thursday, July 28, 2011 4:59 PM
    Moderator
  • I've heard nightmares concerning contacting MS by phone- I work in Technology retail.  Does anyone have a good number?
    Thursday, July 28, 2011 5:41 PM
  • "Jarod7000" wrote in message news:af0b4bf9-a767-4268-923f-5026f6e72946...
    I've heard nightmares concerning contacting MS by phone- I work in Technology retail.  Does anyone have a good number?

    Just follow the instructions - it usually takes less than 5 minutes

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Thursday, July 28, 2011 5:55 PM
    Moderator
  • Ok, I followed the steps up to:

    10) After a couple of seconds Windows Activation dialog will appear. You may be asked to re-activate and/or re-enter your product key or Activation may occur automatically.

    This did happen but did not automatically activated and it tells me to buy a new key.  It does not ask for me to reenter the key.  :(

    Is this because I still need to reactivate over the telephone?  Sorry I'm a pain. 

    However, I do now realize that the force updated BIOS is what caused this... Lesson learned.  I believe it killed my SLIC.  So if it killed my SLIC and MS sees what it believes to be another computer trying to use my liscense is that what happened.  Sounds like I need my SLIC restored and also contact MS to have my key activated.  Just trying to understand this all.  Thanks for all your help guys.

    Thursday, July 28, 2011 7:17 PM
  • "Jarod7000" wrote in message news:a7f4fcfd-2914-4331-8fbc-009f536cf846...

    Ok, I followed the steps up to:

    10) After a couple of seconds Windows Activation dialog will appear. You may be asked to re-activate and/or re-enter your product key or Activation may occur automatically.

    This did happen but did not automatically activated and it tells me to buy a new key.  It does not ask for me to reenter the key.  :(

    Is this because I still need to reactivate over the telephone?  Sorry I'm a pain. 

    However, I do now realize that the force updated BIOS is what caused this... Lesson learned.  I believe it killed my SLIC.  So if it killed my SLIC and MS sees what it believes to be another computer trying to use my liscense is that what happened.  Sounds like I need my SLIC restored and also contact MS to have my key activated.  Just trying to understand this all.  Thanks for all your help guys.


    Did you enter the Key from the COA sticker?
     
    Please post another MGADiag report
    BIOS updates are never forced - for very good reasons.
    What BIOS update, and where from?
    The one installed appears to be the latest one from the website - I suggest that you check with Asus support that it has proper SLIC table support for Win7.
     
    To change the Product Key to the one on the COA sticker,
    click on the Start button, then in the search box type
     
    SLUI   3
     
    and hit the Enter key - follow the instructions, and pick the option to activate by phone.

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Proposed as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, July 28, 2011 7:56 PM
    Thursday, July 28, 2011 7:34 PM
    Moderator
  • Ok, so what happened was when I force flashed a modded bios I wrote over files that normally are not written over during a typical bios flash.  When I reverted to the manufactures OEM bios it reverted everything except for part of the SLIC file which made it mismatched and caused the activation failure... took a couple of months.

    What I had to do was use AFUDOS to rewrite the original retail bios to my chip which fixed the SLIC database mismatch.

     

    After doing this these steps reactivated my Windows copy:

    5) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform
    6) Type: rename tokens.dat tokens.bar
    7) Type: cd %windir%\system32
    8) Type: net start sppsvc
    9) Type: slui.exe

    I do not discourage or encourage force flashing bios as long as you are prepared for the repercussions.   Thanks everyone for your help!

    Thursday, July 28, 2011 11:49 PM
  • "Jarod7000" wrote in message news:18804585-6f2d-45fd-ba48-037f1182e106...

    Ok, so what happened was when I force flashed a modded bios I wrote over files that normally are not written over during a typical bios flash.  When I reverted to the manufactures OEM bios it reverted everything except for part of the SLIC file which made it mismatched and caused the activation failure... took a couple of months.

    What I had to do was use AFUDOS to rewrite the original retail bios to my chip which fixed the SLIC database mismatch.

     

    After doing this these steps reactivated my Windows copy:

    5) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform
    6) Type: rename tokens.dat tokens.bar
    7) Type: cd %windir%\system32
    8) Type: net start sppsvc
    9) Type: slui.exe

    I do not discourage or encourage force flashing bios as long as you are prepared for the repercussions.   Thanks everyone for your help!


    Yikes!
    No wonder it barfed on the SLIC table!
    Please post a new MGADiag report so that we can check the details are now right.
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Friday, July 29, 2011 12:12 AM
    Moderator