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Vista is suddenly not "Genuine" and cannot re-validate for some reason RRS feed

  • Question

  • I read all of the similar issues shown and posted my Diagnostics results in someone elses thread (oops). Then I read to create my own thread and copy the results there.

    I have a New Dell Studio XPS that I bought from Microcenter. I has worked great since I got it about 3 months ago. i am running Vista Home Premium 64 Bit edition. A couple weeks ago I noticed that my printer was "missing". Then, I couldn't get into my control panel (an empty window would open for a few seconds, then it would disappear). Next, a few days ago, i couldn't switch user accounts without restarting because I would get a message that Windows hasn't been validated. This morning, I got a had a message that said that I may be a victim of software piracy. I am getting limited functionality due to it thinking I have a pirated copy of windows.

    I have followed many different sets of steps to try and re-validate my computer, but they all end in failure. The slsvc service will not run because "the system cannot find the file specified". When I try to activate through the system menu, I gat a pop-up that says "Windows activation error. A problem occured when windows tried to actvate. Error code 0x80070426." When I click "More information", I get "Code: 0x80070426 Description: The service has not been started" ***What a vicious circle!

    Diagnostic results:

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0006.1):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Online Validation Code: 0x80070426
    Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070426
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-F4GJK-KG77H-B9HD2
    Windows Product Key Hash: iJAth4TbScMi8HdcPurlASXdEkw=
    Windows Product ID: 89583-OEM-7332157-00204
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00010300.1.0.003
    ID: {F2308D70-56E0-47C1-96DE-0590D4181799}(3)
    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: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 6001.vistasp1_gdr.090302-1506
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

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

    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: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.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>{F2308D70-56E0-47C1-96DE-0590D4181799}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0006.1</Version><OS>6.0.6001.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-B9HD2</PKey><PID>89583-OEM-7332157-00204</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1826432436-2969989584-2641723947</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>Studio XPS 435MT</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>1.0.2</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20081114000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>5C333507018400FE</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><OEMID>DELL  </OEMID><OEMTableID>FX09   </OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></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>73931-640-0000106-57959</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

    Licensing Data-->
    Software Licensing service is not running.

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: PAAAAAIABAABAAIAAgACAAAAAgABAAEAonb05TAknyg2+OhlRryENLafArfOcI3v8vSaiOq34uesVuqC

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
    Windows marker version: 0x20000
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
    BIOS Information:
      ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
      APIC   DELL    FX09  
      FACP   DELL    FX09  
      HPET   DELL    OEMHPET
      MCFG   DELL    OEMMCFG
      SLIC   DELL    FX09  
      OSFR   DELL    FX09  
      OEMB   DELL    FX09  
      SSDT   DpgPmm  CpuPm

    I am an ex-IT guy so I try to keep up a bit. I really didn't want vista, but the deal was fantastic at Microcenter so I figured I would keep it... at leaast until Windows 7 comes out. The Dell customer service thought the "ownership" was the issue and advised me to call back during the week. I went online and changed the ownership to me and called dell back. They brought me to this forum with their remote assistance and told me that it is a Windows issue and that I should read up here and do what it says. Thanks Dell! < /sarcasm >

    I appreciate any help! Let me know if you need more details.

    Ron W.


    "I know, we should charge for an XP downgrade! That way, people will feel obligated to run Vista"
    Sunday, April 26, 2009 6:44 PM

Answers

  • Hello Ron,

     

    The problem is that your Vista's Software Licensing Service has stopped. Vista uses this service to check itself and confirm it is Genuine. When the service is stopped, Vista is unable to confirm it's own Genuine status and may show Genuine or Non-Genuine. The fact that the Service has stopped is also, most likely, the cause of other issues you may be experiencing (such as not having access to the Control Panel).

      Normally this is not a big problem, since you can just restart the Service. However, we have seen a number of users that receive an error when they attempt to restart the Service. This indicates a more serious 'root cause' to the service having stopped.

      What I would like you to do is to try to restart the service using the 'Service Restart' steps, below. If the service won't restart, you will receive an error.

     

    Service Restart steps:

    (If you have access to the Start button):

    1)    Click the Start button

    2)    Type: cmd in the Start Search field

    3)    At the top the Start window, you will see cmd.exe

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

    5)    Type: net start slsvc

     

    (If you do not have access to the Start button):

    1)    Click the option that launches an Internet Browser

    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: net start slsvc

     
    Result:

    A)   If the error message is "System Error 3, The system cannot find the path specified." or "System Error 2, The system cannot find the file specified" then go to the main Vista Validation forum page http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinevista/threads/, look in the announcement section and follow the steps found in thread "Fix for ‘Software Licensing service Has Stopped’ on some Vista 64bit systems"

     

    B)    If you get any other error, please follow and answer the below steps and questions

     

    What was the Full error message, you received, when you attempted to restart the Service?

    Have you recently installed or replaced any Hardware or Software?

    Do you have any Registry Cleaner software installed?  (include the name and version)

    Do you have a Anti-Virus program that is up-to-date with all updates and signature files?

    If so, run a complete scan. Did it find anything?

    Also go to http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm and run a complete scan using the OneCare Safety Scan for Windows Vista. Did it find anything?

    Thank you,
    Darin MS


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    • Proposed as answer by Darin Smith MS Monday, April 27, 2009 9:39 PM
    • Marked as answer by RONWARINGJR Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:45 AM
    Monday, April 27, 2009 9:35 PM