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  • I am running Vista Business 32-bit on a Dell Vostro 1700.  Due to some system problem, I decided to reinstall all my software two weeks ago.  I got a vista CD from Dell (this machine did not have a restore partition!) and began the laborious backup and rebuild process.

    After two very painfull weeks of cryptic error messages, recovery instructions in 'safe mode' that do not work, reinstalling, falling back to restore points, and going step by step I think the problem starts when I install the OSGeo Mapguide server, something I have been running on this machine for over a year and that is my primary application on this machine.  My website has been in limbo for two weeks now and I can't make any progress on this.

    All of my Microsoft software passes the Windows Vista Genuine Validation until I install OSGeo Mapguide.  Then I get a message that 'this copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation' .  I can not use the machine.

    Why is this happening when I install software that has nothing to do with Microsoft? The software is fine, so what can I do to get Vista to let me use it?  Please help!! 

    Saturday, May 23, 2009 7:54 PM

Answers

  • Hello SMAmap,


       Thank you for visiting us this weekend :-). We need for you to run the MGA Diagnostic Tool and provide us with your actual results. This will allow us to analyze what you are actually experiencing.  Curious did you experience any problems previously running OSGeo Mapguide Server on Vista? 

     Genuine Diagnostics tool (MGADiag.exe) at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012. Click "Continue", click the “Windows” tab, and click the "Copy" button then “Paste” the report into a reply message in this thread.

     

    If you do not have access to the Start Button:

    1)    Login to Vista and click the option that brings up Internet Explorer.

    2)    Type: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 into the browser address bar.

    3)    A window will come up asking if you want to “Run” or “Save”, Select “Run”

    4)    When the program runs, click the “Continue” button, then click the “Copy” button.

    5)    Return to this thread http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinevista/thread/12714f07-3d35-4903-a5fb-7ca8c2b4f19e

    6)    In a reply post, paste the Diagnostic Report.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Stephen

     


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    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Monday, June 1, 2009 8:06 PM
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 9:02 PM

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  • Well... I guess it is not MapGuide after all since I have not installed anything since restoring back to the point before Mapguide was installed and the problem is back.  Do I understand correctly that this is a random check so you can't know which install caused it?  Especially if you are rebuilding a system from scratch and installing more than one thing a day?

    I *really* need to find a solution.  Is there a way to check after installing each peice of software that things are still O.K.?  At least then I would know which is the problem.

    Is there any chance it is not software?  One of the MS documents says a disk error can cause it.  I have run every test I can get my hands on against my disk and it looks good but I'm willing to replace it if there is even a chance of having a PC again. 

    I've always gone legit on my software to avoid problems like this.  Now I am so desperate I may have to buy a new machine just to get up and runnign again.  Will it have problems too?  Help, please!

    Sunday, May 24, 2009 1:37 AM
  • Hello SMAmap,


       Thank you for visiting us this weekend :-). We need for you to run the MGA Diagnostic Tool and provide us with your actual results. This will allow us to analyze what you are actually experiencing.  Curious did you experience any problems previously running OSGeo Mapguide Server on Vista? 

     Genuine Diagnostics tool (MGADiag.exe) at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012. Click "Continue", click the “Windows” tab, and click the "Copy" button then “Paste” the report into a reply message in this thread.

     

    If you do not have access to the Start Button:

    1)    Login to Vista and click the option that brings up Internet Explorer.

    2)    Type: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 into the browser address bar.

    3)    A window will come up asking if you want to “Run” or “Save”, Select “Run”

    4)    When the program runs, click the “Continue” button, then click the “Copy” button.

    5)    Return to this thread http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinevista/thread/12714f07-3d35-4903-a5fb-7ca8c2b4f19e

    6)    In a reply post, paste the Diagnostic Report.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Stephen

     


    Attention All Forum Users: Please Do Not post your issue in someone else's Thread...Create your own which will help minimize confusion. If any post fixes your issue, please click the "Post was Helpful" button for that post. This will help us showcase the threads that best help our customers. Thank you, Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Monday, June 1, 2009 8:06 PM
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 9:02 PM