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cannot activate windows Xp installed three or four years ago and used windows no problem RRS feed

  • Question

  • have proplem with pc unused for a while   screen comes up to register windows

    hit contiue button  notthing happens  click on icons no response shut off by cutting power

    cannot restore or get into safe mode

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 2:06 AM

Answers

  • "harold109" wrote in message news:6731343a-963b-4482-a1c9-f384068a2c1c...

    have proplem with pc unused for a while   screen comes up to register windows

    hit contiue button  notthing happens  click on icons no response shut off by cutting power

    cannot restore or get into safe mode

    If you cannot get into Safe Mode with Command Prompt, then there’s little we can do for you here – you will need to reinstall Windows.
     
    If you can get into Safe Mode with Command Prompt.....
     

    At the command prompt, type this command exactly (space, caps, and comma are essential):

    rundll32.exe syssetup,SetupOobeBnk

    Restart.

    If you were successful, your activation grace period will have been reset, giving you more time to work on the problem.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Proposed as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, January 11, 2012 8:33 PM
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Monday, January 16, 2012 7:59 PM
    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:17 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • "harold109" wrote in message news:6731343a-963b-4482-a1c9-f384068a2c1c...

    have proplem with pc unused for a while   screen comes up to register windows

    hit contiue button  notthing happens  click on icons no response shut off by cutting power

    cannot restore or get into safe mode

    If you cannot get into Safe Mode with Command Prompt, then there’s little we can do for you here – you will need to reinstall Windows.
     
    If you can get into Safe Mode with Command Prompt.....
     

    At the command prompt, type this command exactly (space, caps, and comma are essential):

    rundll32.exe syssetup,SetupOobeBnk

    Restart.

    If you were successful, your activation grace period will have been reset, giving you more time to work on the problem.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Proposed as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, January 11, 2012 8:33 PM
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Monday, January 16, 2012 7:59 PM
    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:17 AM
    Moderator
  • No reply from the Original Poster.

    Issue is assumed to be resolved.


    Darin MS
    Monday, January 16, 2012 7:59 PM