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  • Question

  • As of this morning, my laptop seems to have decided that the copy of Vista that it's been running since I got the laptop in February of this year is not a genuine copy. When I try to log on, I get a window saying

    "An error has occurred.

    Code: 0xC004E002

    Description: The Software Licensing Service reported that the license store contains inconsistent data."

    The laptop now runs in reduced functionality mode (I can only access a Firefox browser, nothing more), and when I try to validate it, I am told "The validation service is unable to determine whether this copy of Windows Vista is genuine." and the only suggestion I am given is to try the same validation test that the laptop has just failed.

    I sent an e-mail to Microsoft Help and Support saying almost exactly what I've just said above, and it's logged as:

    Support Request ID 1068075526


    When I use the Diagnostic tool, it provides all this data:

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0095.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Online Validation Code: 0xc004c2fa
    Cached Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-T3PCK-3FRWY-KKMRQ
    Windows Product Key Hash: l3Vu3XOYEcKE/ZqlRC9vew8kcKs=
    Windows Product ID: 89578-OEM-7332157-00180
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.003
    CSVLK Server: N/A
    CSVLK PID: N/A
    ID: {3CA1531A-09BA-4B78-87EA-0AB6F3BA4E7C}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6000.vista_gdr.071009-1548
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: 6.0.6002.16398

    WGA 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
    WGATray.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: 77F760FE-153-80070002_7E90FEE8-175-80070002_025D1FF3-282-80041010_025D1FF3-170-80041010_025D1FF3-171-1_025D1FF3-434-80040154_025D1FF3-178-80040154_025D1FF3-179-2_025D1FF3-185-80070002_025D1FF3-199-3

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.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>{3CA1531A-09BA-4B78-87EA-0AB6F3BA4E7C}</UGUID><Version>1.7.0095.0</Version><OS>6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.003</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-KKMRQ</PKey><PID>89578-OEM-7332157-00180</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1248807312-3021126425-329455241</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>DIXONSXP</Manufacturer><Model>Crestline+ICH8M</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies LTD</Manufacturer><Version>D3A73                         </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20070928000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>5E323507018400FA</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>DSGLTD</OEMID><OEMTableID>DSGVISTA</OEMTableID></OEM><BRT/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002



    I don't know what's happened between yesterday, when the laptop was fine, and today, when it clearly isn't. The only thing I can think of that's changed is that I downloaded and installed two upgrades for Windows yesterday. Can someone help or do I need to head back to PC World and ask them to try and fix it?
    Friday, May 23, 2008 3:54 PM

Answers

  • Hi Tracy1977,

     

      I believe that one or more of Vista's Licensing files have, some how, become malformed.  I am unsure how or why this happened, but to fix the issue, I will have you first, regenerate Vista's Licensing file and if that doesn't resolve the issue, we will rename a file that will for Vista to ask you to enter the Product Key from the sticker on the side (or bottom) of your computer and Activate Vista. Dowing this, lack of better words, showld re-sysnc Vista's licensing systems.

     

     

    please follow the steps below. If the first set of steps does not resolve, move on to the next set of steps.

     

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Step set #1

     

    1) Open Internet Explorer

    2) A Browser will open, type: %windir%\system32 into the address field

    3) Find the file cmd.exe

    4) Right Click on the cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator

    5) Type: cscript slmgr.vbs -rilc (It may take a long time for this to complete, please be patient)

    6) Hit the Enter key

    7) Reboot 2 times

     

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Step set #2

     

    1) Open Internet Browser

    2) Type %windir%\system32 into the browser address bar.

    3) Find the file CMD.exe

    4) Right-Click on CMD.exe and select Run as Administrator

    5) Type: net stop slsvc  (it may ask you if you are sure, select yes)

    6) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareLicensing

    7) Type: rename tokens.dat tokens.bar

    8) Type: cd %windir%\system32

    9) Type net start slsvc

    10) Reboot Twice

    11) Vista may require you to enter a Product Key (use the COA SLP key found on the sticker on the side or bottom of your computer) and Activate. Use the Activate by Phone method outlined below

     

    Activate by Phone steps:

     

    a) If you have access to the Start button: Click the Start button, and type in "slui.exe 4" in the search field and then press the "Enter" key. This will bring up the Activate by Phone dialog window. Follow the steps provided by the window. The phone activation process should only take about 6 minutes.


    b) If you do not have access to the Start button: Reboot and login to Vista, a dialog window will come up. In that window, click the option "Access computer with reduced functionality". Once you do that, Internet Explorer or Firefox browser will open. In the address bar type "c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe" press enter, a new window will come up, type: slui 4 and hit enter and follow steps to Activate over the Phone.


    NOTE: The key to this process is that you need to talk to a Live Activation Rep! When you first call, you will be interacting with an Automated Voice, either select the option to talk to a Live Rep or if there is no option, do not enter any numbers. This should force the automated voice to transfer you to a Live Rep.

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

     

    Friday, May 23, 2008 6:31 PM
  • Hello all,

      If the resolution steps, in this thread, do not resolve your issue, please create your Own thread. In the new thread, please include a Diagnostic Report and a description of your Activation or Validation related issue. 

      Please see the Announcments section on the main Vista forum page http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinevista/threads titled "Please read before posting" for more information.

    Thank you,
    Darin MS
    Attention All Forum Users: Please Do Not post your issue in someone else's Thread...Create your own. If any post fixes your issue, please vote the post as Helpful. This will help us showcase the threads that best help our customers.
    Monday, April 27, 2009 9:30 PM

All replies

  • Hi Tracy1977,

     

      I believe that one or more of Vista's Licensing files have, some how, become malformed.  I am unsure how or why this happened, but to fix the issue, I will have you first, regenerate Vista's Licensing file and if that doesn't resolve the issue, we will rename a file that will for Vista to ask you to enter the Product Key from the sticker on the side (or bottom) of your computer and Activate Vista. Dowing this, lack of better words, showld re-sysnc Vista's licensing systems.

     

     

    please follow the steps below. If the first set of steps does not resolve, move on to the next set of steps.

     

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Step set #1

     

    1) Open Internet Explorer

    2) A Browser will open, type: %windir%\system32 into the address field

    3) Find the file cmd.exe

    4) Right Click on the cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator

    5) Type: cscript slmgr.vbs -rilc (It may take a long time for this to complete, please be patient)

    6) Hit the Enter key

    7) Reboot 2 times

     

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Step set #2

     

    1) Open Internet Browser

    2) Type %windir%\system32 into the browser address bar.

    3) Find the file CMD.exe

    4) Right-Click on CMD.exe and select Run as Administrator

    5) Type: net stop slsvc  (it may ask you if you are sure, select yes)

    6) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareLicensing

    7) Type: rename tokens.dat tokens.bar

    8) Type: cd %windir%\system32

    9) Type net start slsvc

    10) Reboot Twice

    11) Vista may require you to enter a Product Key (use the COA SLP key found on the sticker on the side or bottom of your computer) and Activate. Use the Activate by Phone method outlined below

     

    Activate by Phone steps:

     

    a) If you have access to the Start button: Click the Start button, and type in "slui.exe 4" in the search field and then press the "Enter" key. This will bring up the Activate by Phone dialog window. Follow the steps provided by the window. The phone activation process should only take about 6 minutes.


    b) If you do not have access to the Start button: Reboot and login to Vista, a dialog window will come up. In that window, click the option "Access computer with reduced functionality". Once you do that, Internet Explorer or Firefox browser will open. In the address bar type "c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe" press enter, a new window will come up, type: slui 4 and hit enter and follow steps to Activate over the Phone.


    NOTE: The key to this process is that you need to talk to a Live Activation Rep! When you first call, you will be interacting with an Automated Voice, either select the option to talk to a Live Rep or if there is no option, do not enter any numbers. This should force the automated voice to transfer you to a Live Rep.

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

     

    Friday, May 23, 2008 6:31 PM
  •   Hi there, i met the same problem as Tracy1977. However, i have been using this desktop for about a year with the same Windows Vista. I believe the problem may be due to the Windows Service Pack 1 which i installed just a few days ago, as prompted by the automatic Windows update on my desktop.

    Today, when I try to log on, I get a window saying

    "An error has occurred.

    Code: 0xC004E002

    Description: The Software Licensing Service reported that the license store contains inconsistent data."

    The desktop now runs in reduced functionality mode (I can only access a Internet Explorer browser, nothing more), and when I try to validate it, I am told "The validation service is unable to determine whether this copy of Windows Vista is genuine." and the only suggestion I am given is to try the same validation test that the laptop has just failed.


    When I used the Diagnostic tool, it says:

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0095.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Online Validation Code: 0x80072efd
    Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-27HYQ-XTKW2-WQD8Q
    Windows Product Key Hash: U8YEZzymoD4DMyaMb32rPrNIS90=
    Windows Product ID: 89578-OEM-7332157-00061
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00010300.1.0.003
    CSVLK Server: N/A
    CSVLK PID: N/A
    ID: {89CD48BC-2DDC-4ADE-8FB9-223D50B2C161}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.7.69.2
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6001.vistasp1_gdr.080425-1930
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: 6.0.6001.18000

    WGA 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
    WGATray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 114 Blocked VLK 2
    Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 - 114 Blocked VLK 2
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-282-80041010_025D1FF3-170-80041010_025D1FF3-171-1_025D1FF3-434-80040154_025D1FF3-178-80040154_025D1FF3-179-2_025D1FF3-185-80070002_025D1FF3-199-3

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.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>{89CD48BC-2DDC-4ADE-8FB9-223D50B2C161}</UGUID><Version>1.7.0095.0</Version><OS>6.0.6001.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-WQD8Q</PKey><PID>89578-OEM-7332157-00061</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1454273093-390415506-146842753</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>HP-Pavilion</Manufacturer><Model>GB237AA-AB4 a6090d</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>5.20</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20071008000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>99333507018400EA</HWID><UserLCID>4809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Malay Peninsula Standard Time(GMT+08:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>HPQOEM</OEMID><OEMTableID>SLIC-CPC</OEMTableID></OEM><BRT/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>114</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90110409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}"><LegitResult>114</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003</Name><Ver>11</Ver><Val>59D1605114E3500</Val><Hash>vfZmaSmFPIYrLWTcZSZErUQg+Fo=</Hash><Pid>73931-640-0000106-57887</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="15" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="16" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="18" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="19" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="1A" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="1B" Version="11" Result="114"/><App Id="44" Version="11" Result="114"/></Applications></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    I clearly do not know what made it malfunction this way. The only clue I had were the 2 updates i installed for Windows a few days ago.


    I have tried the step set #1 as provided by Darin Smith MS, but it does not work. I am unable to try step set #2 as i do not have a microphone or phone connected to my desktop. Can someone pls help me in this? thanks!
    • Edited by missyy Sunday, July 27, 2008 2:13 PM edited
    Sunday, July 27, 2008 2:06 PM
  • Hi. I have the same problem, and tried this solution. Now i get a message telling me to reinstall vista in order to activate. This is a problem, seeing that i don't have a vista cd. However, I have a legal version, with cd-key. Is there any way i can download vista legally since I have the cdkey? Do I really need to re-install?
    Sunday, April 26, 2009 1:20 PM
  • Hello all,

      If the resolution steps, in this thread, do not resolve your issue, please create your Own thread. In the new thread, please include a Diagnostic Report and a description of your Activation or Validation related issue. 

      Please see the Announcments section on the main Vista forum page http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinevista/threads titled "Please read before posting" for more information.

    Thank you,
    Darin MS
    Attention All Forum Users: Please Do Not post your issue in someone else's Thread...Create your own. If any post fixes your issue, please vote the post as Helpful. This will help us showcase the threads that best help our customers.
    Monday, April 27, 2009 9:30 PM
  • I have all the steps down but how are you supposed to know when step 5 is done on #1

    5) Type: cscript slmgr.vbs -rilc (It may take a long time for this to complete, please be patient)

    How do you know it is complete and how do you reboot afterward?

    Saturday, September 11, 2010 8:58 PM