windows not activated RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi there, 
    i have recently experienced a problem with my laptop.  It is wondows XP, and it will not start up keeps coming up with an error code 0x800703e6.  I can start in safe mode but it tells me the copy of windows is not activated.  I have the product key on the back of the laptop but do not know 1. why it is suddenly not activated and 2. how to input the information - i cannot get access to the internet.
    Any help would be appreciated!

    Friday, July 24, 2009 2:37 PM


  • Hello suzi11,

    This MS KB article may be of assistance:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914232

    Since your exact error code is not specifically addressed in the article, scroll down to the bottom of the article to see advice for working around error codes that are not specifically addressed.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Friday, July 24, 2009 2:45 PM