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  • can't activate windows.  Get to logon screen and am told that I must activate windows before I can continue.  Click yes and am taken back to the login screen.  Seem to be stuck in a loop.  Can get into safe mode ok, but not much good if I can't activate.  XP Home SP2.
    Wednesday, May 14, 2008 5:28 PM


  • Hello beldin42,


    Thank you for visiting the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Forum.  The purpose of this forum is the support of Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program.  Your question is off topic as well as outside my area of knowledge. 


    However I tried to do some research as to why you may have the login issue and it may stem from having spyware on the system, namely Ad-Aware or some type of spyware that may have copied wsaupdater.exe in place of userinit.exe in the registry. You will need your Windows XP CD to boot to the

    recovery console.


    "You cannot log on to Windows XP after you remove Wsaupdater.exe"



    Good luck!


    Lori MS

    Friday, May 16, 2008 10:42 PM