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  • Same thing happened to me last night  - I can sign in under Safe Mode, but can't get past that small dialog box after a slow Windows logo.  I bought this laptop from DELL Canada two months ago, so I'm pretty sure the Vista Ultimate OS that came preloaded on it is legitimate... not to mention that I've been performing OS updates since I got the laptop without problems, including confirmed validations of its authenticity.  This is very unsettling on a brand new computer - I was a VERY happy XP Pro user for several years, and would have happily bought another XP Pro laptop if it was an option.  Here's my Diagnostic file:

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0110.1):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Online Validation Code: 0x80070426
    Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070426
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-9364X-37XGX-24W6P
    Windows Product Key Hash: aA067NOL80NWIZ94L6hWVdZMoIo=
    Windows Product ID: 89580-OEM-7332132-00141
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00010100.1.0.001
    ID: {9D381210-A383-4EBD-A75C-056599DBA714}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.7.69.2
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6001.vistasp1_gdr.080917-1612
    TTS Error: M:20081104224156349-
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: 6.0.6002.16398

    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: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-282-80041010_025D1FF3-170-80041010_025D1FF3-171-1_025D1FF3-434-80040154_025D1FF3-178-80040154_025D1FF3-179-2_025D1FF3-185-80070002_025D1FF3-199-3_FA827CE6-153-8007007e_FA827CE6-180-8007007e

    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>{9D381210-A383-4EBD-A75C-056599DBA714}</UGUID><Version>1.7.0110.1</Version><OS>6.0.6001.2.00010100.1.0.001</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-24W6P</PKey><PID>89580-OEM-7332132-00141</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1292947443-1549739445-3122533753</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>XPS M1530                       </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>A09</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20080714000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>26323507018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>1009</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Mountain Standard Time(GMT-07:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>DELL  </OEMID><OEMTableID>M08    </OEMTableID></OEM><BRT/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 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

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

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: OAAAAAEABgABAAEAAQABAAAAAgABAAEA6GH023xUEnlOapp6HrMyD0aDige+ffL0sOTeiqxWRso=

    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    M08   
      FACP   DELL    M08   
      HPET   DELL    M08   
      BOOT   DELL    M08   
      MCFG   DELL    M08   
      SLIC   DELL    M08   
      OSFR   DELL    M08   
      SSDT   PmRef  CpuPm


     

    • Split by Stephen Holm Wednesday, November 5, 2008 7:42 PM Split Post
    Wednesday, November 5, 2008 6:00 AM

Answers

  • F11,


    The core to your particular issue centers on the line in your Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool (MGADT) report which reads:

    File Scan Data-->
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\gdi32.dll[6.0.6000.16643]

    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 Windows Vista's System Catalog.

    Or

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

    Windows 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, Windows Vista may show as Genuine or non-genuine, but either way, Windows Vista won't Validate correctly and may also exhibit other strange behavior.

    There are no Updates that contain gdi32.dll so possible cause b) is unlikely.

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

    A)        Install Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista 

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b0c7136d-5ebb-413b-89c9-cb3d06d12674&DisplayLang=en)

    SP1 may contain an updated copy of this file which would overwrite the bad copy and resolve the issue. (Disregard this step since you have already tried SP1 and it failed to install.)

    B)    Repair Windows Vista using System Restore:

    1) Reboot Windows Vista into Safe Mode

    2) Go to Control Panel

    3) On the left hand side of the Control Panel window, click 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 Next button.

    8) Reboot back into Normal mode

    9) Windows Vista should no longer be in Reduced Functionality Mode (RFM)

    If neither of these solutions resolves your issue, the last resort, that I can provide, is to reinstall Windows Vista. But before you do that, create a (no cost) support request below:

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52029 

    Thank you for visiting the Genuine Advantage forum.


    Stephen Holm, MS
    WGA Forum Manager


    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Wednesday, November 5, 2008 7:45 PM
    Wednesday, November 5, 2008 7:43 PM

All replies

  • OK, I posted my diagnostic info, now what happens?  Does somebody contact me, or what?   I find it interesting that several of us have posted the exact same problem recently - how is it that such a bizarre event happens to so many people at the same time?
    Wednesday, November 5, 2008 2:29 PM
  • F11,


    The core to your particular issue centers on the line in your Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool (MGADT) report which reads:

    File Scan Data-->
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\gdi32.dll[6.0.6000.16643]

    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 Windows Vista's System Catalog.

    Or

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

    Windows 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, Windows Vista may show as Genuine or non-genuine, but either way, Windows Vista won't Validate correctly and may also exhibit other strange behavior.

    There are no Updates that contain gdi32.dll so possible cause b) is unlikely.

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

    A)        Install Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista 

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b0c7136d-5ebb-413b-89c9-cb3d06d12674&DisplayLang=en)

    SP1 may contain an updated copy of this file which would overwrite the bad copy and resolve the issue. (Disregard this step since you have already tried SP1 and it failed to install.)

    B)    Repair Windows Vista using System Restore:

    1) Reboot Windows Vista into Safe Mode

    2) Go to Control Panel

    3) On the left hand side of the Control Panel window, click 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 Next button.

    8) Reboot back into Normal mode

    9) Windows Vista should no longer be in Reduced Functionality Mode (RFM)

    If neither of these solutions resolves your issue, the last resort, that I can provide, is to reinstall Windows Vista. But before you do that, create a (no cost) support request below:

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52029 

    Thank you for visiting the Genuine Advantage forum.


    Stephen Holm, MS
    WGA Forum Manager


    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Wednesday, November 5, 2008 7:45 PM
    Wednesday, November 5, 2008 7:43 PM
  • I've tried the system restore approach, but like another poster elsewhere, the only restore point listed is from the same day the problem started, so that's not gonna fly.

    If I go to load Vista SP1, I'll have to do it from the Safe Mode - is that possible?  Obviously I'll have to download it first since Safe Mode won't let me do updates.  If I can do the SP1 update from Safe Mode, I'll try this tonight.

    Thanks for the help - I mean it, man!  This laptop's only purpose is to control my automated telescope and astrophotography hobby (no email, no games, no letters to Mom, nothing but OS and telescope software, and a connection to my home network), and that means when its down, my telescope is idle which REALLY bugs me when the skies are clear!

    Rod
    Wednesday, November 5, 2008 8:02 PM
  • Nope and nope.  I already have SP1 installed and Safe  Mode won't let me re-run it again.  Too bad I had to download a 440MB file to find that out.

    So what's left to try?  Can I download or find on my DELL CDs this gdi32.dll file and just copy it into the appropriate directory?  Is there no proper way to replace a corrupted system file?  There has to be a way to do this without the brute-force reinstallation process that will send me back to square zero.  If that's the solution, then I may as well just install the DELL image CD and get on with it.

    How does a computer corrupt a system file without help from me?  I thought the system files were protected from being modified.  Considering I have to put up with a constant flow of warning messages about every tiny little event on this computer, how does a major problem like this get through the UAC without making a peep?  I just don't get this at all.  I'd like to know what happened so I can prevent it in the future.  If this happens again, I'll be talking to DELL about "downgrading" to XP Pro and/or returning the laptop and heading for Mac-land.  This is nowhere near acceptable.
    Thursday, November 6, 2008 5:39 AM
  • I'm not convinced that it is a coincidence that so many people have had the same problem recently.  I've been looking at this problem on my housemates computer, and she had just run an automatic update. 

    What are the chances that a recent update (ie one that came out just before/over the weekend that has broken things?
    Thursday, November 6, 2008 2:00 PM