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  • I am getting a error box stating that an unauthorized change was made to Windows.

     

    I am running Vista Business w/ SP 1 installed.  Program has been running fine since installation in Jan 2007. 

    The problem occured after installing a Maxtor USB drive for backup.  I removed the installation software. System will run in Safe Mode, and occassionally will boot to Windows, but I cannot print, do a system restore, or open the control panel.

    Things I have tried:

     

    1.  System restore - not available

     

    2.  I removed all software I installed since May 2008.

     

    3.  I had a registry file backup fro Jul 10, that Windows would not het me restore or import.  (Safe Mode)

     

    4.  When to the Vista forum tried the activation from the run command ( if I try opening the command line from IExplore the response back is a not enough quota to run this program error.  Eventhough this was the only program running.  Got the same error with either step 1. or step 2. as listed on several of the forum's post, for the similiar problem.

     

    5. One time, I was able to rename the token.dat file to tokens.bar, but when I rebooted I was back to the same error message.

     

    6. Tried to run a reinstallation and repair Windows, as you could in Windows XP, but I was told I could only run from Windows, unless I wanted to run a clean install ( not an option, as I have several programs that I finally got to run with Vista, it took several months of tweaking and corresponding with vendors, replacing hardware and software)

     

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0095.0):
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    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Online Validation Code: 0x80070426
    Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070426
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4KC88-J4R2Y-VM9HR
    Windows Product Key Hash: YOI6Cg52Wdrml1D17SsaaZl171M=
    Windows Product ID: 89576-021-1442854-71884
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00010100.1.0.006
    CSVLK Server: N/A
    CSVLK PID: N/A
    ID: {454295A5-5291-47FA-9DF3-5CAF11191F88}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.7.69.2
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Business
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6001.vistasp1_gdr.080425-1930
    TTS Error: M:20080712135403045-
    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: 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 - 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: Registered, 1.6.28.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-604-645_77F760FE-153-80070002_7E90FEE8-175-80070002_025D1FF3-282-80041013_025D1FF3-170-80041013_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-->
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\gdi32.dll[6.0.6001.18023]

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{454295A5-5291-47FA-9DF3-5CAF11191F88}</UGUID><Version>1.7.0095.0</Version><OS>6.0.6001.2.00010100.1.0.006</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-VM9HR</PKey><PID>89576-021-1442854-71884</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-725345543-492894223-839522115</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>System manufacturer</Manufacturer><Model>System Product Name</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>0604    </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20060710000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>EBE03807018400F6</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/><BRT/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{91120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>311C69635ECB6AC</Val><Hash>FOgY7JB8EmO7dn+VjVEwN3gobCs=</Hash><Pid>81599-854-6005287-65609</Pid><PidType>1</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="15" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="16" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="18" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="19" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1A" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1B" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="44" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="A1" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="BA" Version="12" Result="100"/></Applications></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 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    Saturday, July 12, 2008 6:30 PM

Answers

  • Hello Warner

     

    The core to your particular issue centers on the line in your Diagnostic Report, that reads:

     

    File Scan Data-->

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\gdi32.dll[6.0.6001.18023]

     

    This line means that the critical system file gdi32.dll has either

    a)     Been tampered/modified/become corrupt to the point that its Signature Hash no longer matches the Signature Hash listed in Vista's System Catalog.

    Or

    b)     Been updated but the file's Signature Hash was not updated, in Vista's System Catalog to reflect the updated file's new Signature Hash.

     

      Vista compares a Critical System file's Signature Hash with the Signature Hash listed in its System Catalog to determine if that Critical System file has been tampered with. When this happens, depending on the file that has been tampered, Vista may show as Genuine or Non-Genuine, but either way, Vista won't Validate correctly and may also exhibit other strange behavior.

     

      There are no Updates that contains gdi32.dll and since the build number is 6.0.6001.18023 then this version of the file must have been installed from Service Pack 1. But since no other files are showing as Mismatched, it is unlikely that this issue was caused by a bad install of SP1.

     

      To resolve your issue, we need to replace or repair the file so it's Signature Hash matches what is listed in Vista System Catalog. I can provide a couple of suggestions to do this:

     

    A)    Uninstall/Reinstall Service Pack 1 for Vista (found at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b0c7136d-5ebb-413b-89c9-cb3d06d12674&DisplayLang=en). If possible, uninstalling/reinstalling SP1 will overwrite the bad file with a Known-Good copy.

     

     

    B)    Repair Windows using System Restore: (I know you already tried this, but it's the only other possible fix, that I know of, other then reinstalling Vista)

     

    1) Reboot Vista into Safe Mode

    2) Go to Control Panel

    3) On the left hand side of the Control Panel window, Click on "Classic View"

    4) Double-click "Backup and Restore Center"

    5) On the left hand side of the window, click "Repair Windows using system restore"

    6) Select "Choose Different Restore Point", Put a check in the box that says "Show restore points older than 5 days", select the restore point that corresponds to the date Before you first noticed the issue.

    7) Click the "Next" button.

    8) Reboot back into Normal mode

    9) Vista should no longer be in Reduced Functionality mode

     

       If neither of these solutions resolves your issue, the last resort, that I can provide, is to reinstall Vista. But before you do that, create a (no cost) support request at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52029 and see if they can provide any additional alternatives.

     

    Very sorry I couldn't be more help,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

     

    Wednesday, July 16, 2008 11:32 PM