Activation.. HELP!! RRS feed

  • Question

  • I do not understand the problem, or how it could possibly have gone wrong, but here goes:


    I installed my copy of vista business onto my pc, then later changed the motherboard, and had to reinstall.


    Obviously as there was a significant hardware change, when trying to activate vista for the 2nd time, it said my key is in use.


    I suppose that is technically true but I've had the same problem with windows xp but did the phone activation and it was fine.


    I followed the automated phone activation stuff, answered all the right questions about whether this is my only pc (YES), have i changed significant amounts of hardware (YES), etc, and successfully activated vista, yet it is telling me that I still have to activate it?


    Why?!? Is it retarded? It told me a few days beforehand it was successfully activated, and now its threatening to stop windows working fine even though I have done nothing wrong. What gives???


    The same kind of thing happened with windows XP ages ago and I had to do a phone activation about 5-6 times then windows finally took the hint. Do I have to do this same *** again and again for vista too?


    Here is a paste of MGA Diag tool:



    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0012.0):
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Detailed Status: 0x1
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-W83C9-PXDG3-MJR6R
    Windows Product Key Hash: a+5lSnZsb8Np7Py93eK/dRXCMvU=
    Windows Product ID: 89576-009-8420142-71807
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6000.2.00010100.0.0.006
    ID: 2b5cae2e-3d79-4284-ac85-14925e6aa874
    Is Admin: Yes
    AutoDial: No
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.723.1
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Business
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6000.vista_rtm.061101-2205
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A
    File Exists: No
    Version: N/A
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 114 Blocked VLK 2
    OGA Version: Failed to retrieve file version. - 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-3178-80070002_025D1FF3-138-80041010_025D1FF3-324-80040154_025D1FF3-269-80040154_025D1FF3-273-80070002

    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-->


    Friday, March 30, 2007 2:38 AM


  • It looks like your last valid activation was on 3/28.  Have you been prompted to reactivate since then?  Can you tell me how you're being prompted to reactivate?  What does your System Properties window say in the Windows activation section?  (You can get there by right-clicking on Computer and selecting Properties.)  Are you getting any error messages?  If so, what are they?  Are you running a RAID by any chance? 


    Thank you!

    Friday, March 30, 2007 7:01 PM