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trouble validating Vista RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am getting alerts that the Windows I'm using might be a counterfiet. I attempted to validate, but the validating failed. I posted a question about the problem and also that I was having problems with the updates.  I downloaded and ran malwarebytes as I was instructed in the  Windows update forum.  I tried again to validate Windows, but it failed. 

    I got this laptop from somebody else.  I spoke to him and was told that he had bought it new.  It has Windows Vista Home Basic. 

    The code I got was 0X80070426

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0011.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0

    Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070426
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-VRW92-3VTYM-HBTPB
    Windows Product Key Hash: f2jozkw0zs2dOBYEfV90nVZaNP0=
    Windows Product ID: 89572-OEM-7332166-00152
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.002
    ID: {7BC1EA1E-D12D-45A0-B8EE-64CD6507FEFC}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.9.9.1
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6000.vista_gdr.080917-1612
    TTS Error:
    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
    OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: Registered, 2.0.48.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    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: .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-->

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{7BC1EA1E-D12D-45A0-B8EE-64CD6507FEFC}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0011.0</Version><OS>6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.002</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-HBTPB</PKey><PID>89572-OEM-7332166-00152</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2023707865-831856976-3860606020</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>TOSHIBA</Manufacturer><Model>SATELLITE A135</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>TOSHIBA</Manufacturer><Version>V1.40</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20070823000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>6E333507018400FA</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>TOSCPL</OEMID><OEMTableID>TOSCPL00</OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

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

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: NgAAAAEABAABAAEAAQABAAAAAwABAAEA+l5mXeBF/irmLV4/UAJ4oApV8vSE/1TWADOsVmBj

    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   PTLTD     APIC 
      FACP   TOSCPL  SB450  
      MCFG   PTLTD     MCFG 
      SLIC   TOSCPL  TOSCPL00
      SSDT   PmRef  Cpu0Cst
      SSDT   PmRef  Cpu0Cst
      SSDT   PmRef  Cpu0Cst

     

    Friday, October 9, 2009 6:56 AM

Answers

  • Hello surveymom44,

      The problem is that your Vista's Software Licensing Service has stopped. Vista uses this service to check itself and confirm it is Genuine. When the service is stopped, Vista is unable to confirm it's own Genuine status and may show Genuine or Non-Genuine. The fact that the Service has stopped is also, most likely, the cause of other issues you may be experiencing (such as not having access to the Control Panel).

      Normally this is not a big problem, since you can just restart the Service. However, we have seen a number of users that receive an error when they attempt to restart the Service. This indicates a more serious 'root cause' to the service having stopped.

      What I would like you to do is to try to restart the service using the 'Service Restart' steps, below. If the service won't restart, you will receive an error.

     

    Service Restart steps:

    (If you have access to the Start button):

    1)    Click the Start button

    2)    Type: cmd in the Start Search field

    3)    At the top the Start window, you will see cmd.exe

    4)    Right Click cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator

    5)    Type: net start slsvc

     

    (If you do not have access to the Start button):

    1)    Click the option that launches an Internet Browser

    2)    A Browser will open, type: %windir%\system32 into the address field

    3)    Find the file cmd.exe

    4)    Right Click on the cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator

    5)    Type: net start slsvc

     

    A)   If the error message is "System Error 3, The system cannot find the path specified." or "System Error 2, The system cannot find the file specified": Go to the main Vista Validation forum page http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinevista/threads/, look in the announcement section and follow the steps found in thread "Fix for ‘Software Licensing service Has Stopped’ on some Vista 64bit systems"

     

    B)   If you receive any other error (System Error 5, System Error 57346 or System Error 54273): These occur as a result of massive file corruption.  We do not know what the root cause of the corruption is and this can be caused by any situation where files could be corrupted. However, from troubleshooting others that had this issue, the likeliest causes are either Malware Infection or failing Hard Drive. The only resolution we can suggest is reinstall Vista.

     

    C)   If you receive no System Error and the Service start but then stops almost immediately: Something is apparently activity stopping the service. Most likely caused by some other dependent Windows Service or possibly a Malware infection. While the Software Licensing Service, itself, is part of the Anti-piracy sub-system, the running (and stopping) of Windows Services is a Vista core system that I have no insight to and is supported by Vista support at http://support.microsoft.com


    Thank you,
    Darin MS 

     

     

    Friday, October 9, 2009 6:47 PM

All replies

  • Hello surveymom44,

      The problem is that your Vista's Software Licensing Service has stopped. Vista uses this service to check itself and confirm it is Genuine. When the service is stopped, Vista is unable to confirm it's own Genuine status and may show Genuine or Non-Genuine. The fact that the Service has stopped is also, most likely, the cause of other issues you may be experiencing (such as not having access to the Control Panel).

      Normally this is not a big problem, since you can just restart the Service. However, we have seen a number of users that receive an error when they attempt to restart the Service. This indicates a more serious 'root cause' to the service having stopped.

      What I would like you to do is to try to restart the service using the 'Service Restart' steps, below. If the service won't restart, you will receive an error.

     

    Service Restart steps:

    (If you have access to the Start button):

    1)    Click the Start button

    2)    Type: cmd in the Start Search field

    3)    At the top the Start window, you will see cmd.exe

    4)    Right Click cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator

    5)    Type: net start slsvc

     

    (If you do not have access to the Start button):

    1)    Click the option that launches an Internet Browser

    2)    A Browser will open, type: %windir%\system32 into the address field

    3)    Find the file cmd.exe

    4)    Right Click on the cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator

    5)    Type: net start slsvc

     

    A)   If the error message is "System Error 3, The system cannot find the path specified." or "System Error 2, The system cannot find the file specified": Go to the main Vista Validation forum page http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinevista/threads/, look in the announcement section and follow the steps found in thread "Fix for ‘Software Licensing service Has Stopped’ on some Vista 64bit systems"

     

    B)   If you receive any other error (System Error 5, System Error 57346 or System Error 54273): These occur as a result of massive file corruption.  We do not know what the root cause of the corruption is and this can be caused by any situation where files could be corrupted. However, from troubleshooting others that had this issue, the likeliest causes are either Malware Infection or failing Hard Drive. The only resolution we can suggest is reinstall Vista.

     

    C)   If you receive no System Error and the Service start but then stops almost immediately: Something is apparently activity stopping the service. Most likely caused by some other dependent Windows Service or possibly a Malware infection. While the Software Licensing Service, itself, is part of the Anti-piracy sub-system, the running (and stopping) of Windows Services is a Vista core system that I have no insight to and is supported by Vista support at http://support.microsoft.com


    Thank you,
    Darin MS 

     

     

    Friday, October 9, 2009 6:47 PM
  • Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>net start slsvc
    The Software Licensing service is starting.
    The Software Licensing service was started successfully.


    C:\Windows\system32>

    This is what I got.


    I had to run a couple of errands and attempted to Validate when I got back.  It failed to validate again.  This is what appeared on the page:

       This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation.
    Either an unauthorized change was made to your Windows license or a software program installed on this computer is not currently compatible with Windows Vista.

    I am at a loss as to what the problem could be. 

    Friday, October 9, 2009 7:13 PM
  • I went to the support area per instructions.  However in reading the page I read that this support was only for items bought separatly.  The laptop came with Windows already installed. 

    I did manage to find something I did not know at the time of my first post.  I happened to click a link at the school district website.  Up popped a notice that Adobe Reader 7.0 had compatablity issues with Vista.  At the time I didn't think and clicked run. I didn't even know it was installed on here.  I'm not sure if that is causing the whole problem. 

    Thank you
    Saturday, October 10, 2009 3:41 PM
  • Hi Surveymom44,

      If the issue was caused by a compatibility issue, I would see different information in your Diagnostic Report.

      The fact that when you attempt to restart the Service and it does startssuccessfully, yet when you Validate, you get the same error tells me that after you start the Service, it is likley stopping again which is covered by C) in my above post.

      That type of behavior indicates that something is activly supressing the Service from running. It may be somesort of Malware or it could be some other Windows Service that the Software Licensing Service is dependent on isn't running or running incorrectly which is causing the Software Licensing Service to stop.  Either way, this is, unfortunatly, outside my support knowledge.

      Services are a core Windows system and the people that support that are the Vista support group. However, if your Windows cam with your computer, then free support may not be provided. In which case, I do believe they have a pay for support option available.

    Very sorry I couldn't be more help,
    Darin MS
    Wednesday, October 14, 2009 6:01 PM