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Cannot validate XP after Re-Install, "clock won't sync" yet IS in sync RRS feed

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  • Hello, I just reinstalled again, as I have done many times before due to various reasons over the past 2 years and have never had a problem verifying that my copy of Windows is valid until now.
    This laptop came from a respected retailer with Windows XP already installed, and prompted me to make backup DVD's for future re-installation which I did. I have never given these discs to anybody else to use, and they are still in perfect condition.
    The BIOS clock is in sync with my location (GMT+10:00), as is the clock in my taskbar, and I don't believe it is the internal battery as the clock never resets. I sync the clock with the internet, it gives me a msg saying that it failed, but then leaves a msg that it was successfully synced at that time.
    I did re-arrange the RAM and take the battery, and internal battery out, then put it all back together again, because whatever was wrong with my laptop before wouldn't even let me re-install until I did this. It would just reset on startup even if i attempted to boot in safe mode, and give me an error like DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, among other errors, although this is beside the point.
    Everything else is fine and passes the WGA online tests. This is extremely frustrating, I will find a new battery when i can, maybe in a few days, although I don't believe it is the problem. If you can assure me that it IS the problem then I will make sure I do this sooner. The time and year are correct, I have checked this countless times.
    Did the internal battery die exactly when I reinstalled?
    I'm sure I can run out the main battery and it will still retain the correct time, in fact, I will do this now.
    I just want to upgrade to service pack 3 etc.
    Any help would be appreciated, this is a bad time to be happening right now.
    Also I have reinstalled twice today and the same thing happens. I just don't understand why it says the clock is wrong when I can clearly see it is right, I have selected the right location, etc.
    This is the error given by the website: [0x80080210]

    WGA tool:

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0011.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Clock sync error
    Validation Code: 10

    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-2MDY9-F6J9M-K42BQ
    Windows Product Key Hash: jY+nlE0RT38EEXpeUqSdQPABSQc=
    Windows Product ID: 76487-OEM-2211906-00101
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro
    ID: {38DDA00B-63F5-4FAE-9231-A50679061394}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.9.9.1
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic: 025D1FF3-230-1_E2AD56EA-765-d003_E2AD56EA-766-0_E2AD56EA-134-80004005
    Resolution Status: N/A

    WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A
    Version: N/A

    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
    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: Registered, 2.0.48.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-230-1

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; 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>{38DDA00B-63F5-4FAE-9231-A50679061394}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0011.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.pro</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-K42BQ</PKey><PID>76487-OEM-2211906-00101</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3680831247-404463201-2877931733</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Model>HP Pavilion dv5000 (EX040PA#ABG)  </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Version>F.09</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20060313000000.000000+000</Date><SLPBIOS>Compaq,Hewlett,Hewlett,Compaq</SLPBIOS></BIOS><HWID>7E873007018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>0C09</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>E. Australia Standard Time(GMT+10:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>2</stat><msppid></msppid><name>HP</name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification/></MachineData>   <Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Licensing Data-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    BIOS string matches: yes
    Marker string from BIOS: 3828:Compaq Computer Corporation|136D7:Compaq Computer Corporation|136D7:Compaq Computer Corporation|3828:Hewlett-Packard Company
    Marker string from OEMBIOS.DAT: Compaq,Hewlett,Hewlett,Compaq

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    N/A

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 4:17 AM

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  • Hello n3v3t2,

    This may be helpful:  http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00047347&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=1844603&lang=en
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by n3v3t2 Tuesday, November 24, 2009 7:32 AM
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 5:13 AM
  • Thankyou,

    I flashed the BIOS as method 4 states on that page, I didn't realise there was an upgraded BIOS for this laptop. I also found some other upgrades and patches while I was there. At first I thought it didn't work, but the second time around I actually entered the date wrongly. I am tired but now it's working. I'm not sure which part exactly was the problem, but my system is now validated and I'm getting service pack 3. Maybe the old BIOS was the original problem causing the need to reformat in the first place, or something one of the other patches I downloaded fixed. It was crashing at random times before this last reinstall. Let's hope so.

    Regards,
    Steven~n3v3t2
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 8:07 AM
  • Hello n3v3t2,

    How's that for a good guess!!! :-)  Glad to see it fixed the issue.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 3:49 PM