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  • for some reason after i reformatted my hard drive i tried reinstalling my windows xp home disc. it worked but when i tried to validate it it didn't work. why ?
    Saturday, August 26, 2006 2:16 AM

Answers

  • Try the following:

    1. Reboot your computer into "Safe Mode".

    A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315222/en-us

    2. Go to Start > Run and type: %systemroot%\system32  then press the Enter key.

    3. Locate these two files: wpa.dbl and wpa.bak

    4. Rename the wpa.dbl file to wpaold.dbl and wpa.bak to wpaold.bak

    5. Reboot your computer into Normal Mode. This will force activation on the following boot. Sometimes if those files get corrupted, they can cause this type of problem.

    If the above procedure does not solve the problem, then try: 

    Guided Help to remove the script that interferes with Windows activation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312295/en-us  

    Saturday, August 26, 2006 2:30 AM
    Moderator

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  • Please follow this diagnostic troubleshooting procedure:

    1. Download and run the MGA Diagnostic Tool: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 

    2. After running the MGA Diagnostic Tool, click
        on the "Windows" tab and then click on "Copy to Clipboard".

    3. Next, visit the following website and create a post in the
        "WGA Validation Problems" forum and paste the
        results of the WGA Diagnostic Data in a detailed post.
        http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/default.aspx?SiteID=25

    4. A WGA troubleshooting specialist will analyze the data and
        recommend an appropriate solution.

    Saturday, August 26, 2006 2:18 AM
    Moderator
  • that program won't work because im typing this on my other computer. because on the one i'm trying to install on i can't get passed the screen that now says i have 30 days to validate.
    Saturday, August 26, 2006 2:26 AM
  • oh and also the disc is not OEM. I bought it myself from fry's electronics.
    Saturday, August 26, 2006 2:28 AM
  • Try the following:

    1. Reboot your computer into "Safe Mode".

    A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315222/en-us

    2. Go to Start > Run and type: %systemroot%\system32  then press the Enter key.

    3. Locate these two files: wpa.dbl and wpa.bak

    4. Rename the wpa.dbl file to wpaold.dbl and wpa.bak to wpaold.bak

    5. Reboot your computer into Normal Mode. This will force activation on the following boot. Sometimes if those files get corrupted, they can cause this type of problem.

    If the above procedure does not solve the problem, then try: 

    Guided Help to remove the script that interferes with Windows activation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312295/en-us  

    Saturday, August 26, 2006 2:30 AM
    Moderator
  • great thanks, im going to try this right now and hopefully it solves my problem.
    Saturday, August 26, 2006 2:36 AM