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Unauthorized change was made to windows RRS feed

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  • Since yesterday I get the unauthorized change was made to windows
    I can only run in safe mode

    Please help


    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0006.1):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Online Validation Code: 0x80070426
    Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070426
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-3RBY2-BGQ2R-DR9M6
    Windows Product Key Hash: EYIpz/47G03lWRAOmk3kg+lR7Rc=
    Windows Product ID: 89578-OEM-7332157-00141
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.003
    ID: {99E18CA4-91CB-4627-BE89-FE4D23FF2DE8}(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: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6000.vista_gdr.080917-1612
    TTS Error: M:20090216185216866-
    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: 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003 - 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-604-645_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\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-->
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\user32.dll[6.0.6000.16438]

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{99E18CA4-91CB-4627-BE89-FE4D23FF2DE8}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0006.1</Version><OS>6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.003</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-DR9M6</PKey><PID>89578-OEM-7332157-00141</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1285351780-639642092-2122660648</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Gateway                         </Manufacturer><Model>MT6705                          </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies LTD</Manufacturer><Version>77.09   </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20061127000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>5C303507018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Pacific Standard Time(GMT-08:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>GATEWA</OEMID><OEMTableID>SYSTEM  </OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{91120409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003</Name><Ver>11</Ver><Val>37E9356C1813862</Val><Hash>Xfg/To2lVxGmeoaZVtC5q2zrzy0=</Hash><Pid>70141-049-5443892-56970</Pid><PidType>1</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="16" Version="11" Result="100"/><App Id="18" Version="11" Result="100"/><App Id="1A" Version="11" Result="100"/><App Id="1B" Version="11" Result="100"/></Applications></Office></Software></GenuineResults>  

    Spsys.log Content: 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    Licensing Data-->
    Software Licensing service is not running.

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: NgAAAAEAAwABAAIAAQABAAAAAwABAAEAJJSebkj9ZJU2F0jk2OGoVs5P8vTcjPh1rFYvE/RI

    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            GATEWA        SYSTEM  
      FACP            GATEWA        SYSTEM  
      HPET            GATEWA        SYSTEM  
      BOOT            GATEWA        SYSTEM  
      MCFG            GATEWA        SYSTEM  
      APIC            GATEWA        SYSTEM  
      SLIC            GATEWA        SYSTEM  
      SSDT            GATEWA        SYSTEM  


    Tuesday, February 17, 2009 4:04 AM

Answers

  • Hello dbjos,

      
    The core to your particular issue centers on the line in your Diagnostic Report that reads:

    File Scan Data-->
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\user32.dll[6.0.6000.16438]

     This means that this system files (user32.dll) have been tampered, modified or have become corrupt. Vista's Software Protection Platform compares the Siagnature hash (think fingerprint) of Vista's system files with a list of the proper signature hash's in Vista's System Catalog.  If a file is changed in any way, it's signature hash will change and if the signature hash doesn't match what in listed in the system catalog, Vista knows the file is no longer valid.  When this happens Vista assumes that something is attempting to compromise it's security and goes into Reduced Functionality Mode.

    To fix the issue, we need to either repair or replace the bad file with a known good one.

    First we will try to
    Repair Windows using System Restore: 

    1) Reboot Vista into Safe Mode
    2) Go to Control Panel
    3) On the left hand side of the Control Panel window, Click on "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 the "Next" button.
    8) Reboot back into Normal mode
    9) See if that resolves the issue



    If that doesn't work, we'll try doing a System Scan. The scan will look for bad Vista files and will attempt to repair them, if posible.

    1) Login to Vista in Normal Mode (not safe mode)
    2) Launch an Internet Browser
    3) Type: %windir%\system32\ in the browser's address field
    4) Scroll down till you find the file cmd.exe
    5) Right-click the file and select 'Run as Administrator'
    6) In the CMD window, type: sfc /scannow
    7) Reboot twice and see if that resolves the issue.

    If that does not work, we will try replacing the files by installing Vista Service Pack 1.

    1) Login to Vista in Normal Mode
    2) Launch an Internet Browser
    3) Go to: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b0c7136d-5ebb-413b-89c9-cb3d06d12674&DisplayLang=en
    or http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=874a414b-32b2-41cc-bd8b-d71eda5ec07c&DisplayLang=en  for Vista 64bit

    4) Download the file to your Desktop
    5) Run the update.
    6) After the update has finished, reboot twice and see if the issue is resolved

    If none of my suggestions resolve the problem, the last resort would be to reinstall Vista.




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    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Tuesday, February 17, 2009 8:46 PM
    Tuesday, February 17, 2009 8:44 PM