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  • My computer has been giving me difficulty lately, and has been giving me several different error messages. The one displayed currently states "There is a problem with your licence so notifications will no longer appear" The error number given is 0xC004D401. I've tried many things but still have problems. I am getting tired of these problems and may soon simply take the computer back and get a different one.

     

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0066.0):
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    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Online Validation Code: 0xc004d401
    Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80004005
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-27HYQ-XTKW2-WQD8Q
    Windows Product Key Hash: U8YEZzymoD4DMyaMb32rPrNIS90=
    Windows Product ID: 89578-OEM-7332157-00061
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.003
    CSVLK Server: N/A
    CSVLK PID: N/A
    ID: {A1338B75-397D-4A22-8B84-DC0B0FA5CF2B}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.7.59.1
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6000.vista_gdr.071009-1548
    TTS Error: K:20071214161325096-M:20071218201557408-
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A
    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 Data-->
    Office Status: 102
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-2989-80070002_025D1FF3-282-80041010_025D1FF3-170-80041010_025D1FF3-171-1_025D1FF3-434-80040154_025D1FF3-178-80040154_025D1FF3-179-2_025D1FF3-185-80070002_025D1FF3-199-3

    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-->

    Other data-->
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    Spsys.log Content: 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    Thursday, December 20, 2007 4:57 AM

Answers

  • Hello 66tuxpark,

     

      First off, I do not see any File Mismatch listed in your Diagnostic Report. If there was any File Mismatch, it would be listed under the "File Scan Data-->" line in your Diagnostic Report.

     

      Vista is in, what is called a 'Mod-Auth' Tamper state.  There are 2 types of Mod-Auth tampers.

     

    1) A critical system file was modified On Disk - What this means is that the file, located on the hard drive, was modified in some way. This can be caused by a malicious program (spyware, malware, virus) or by manual file modification (by a user of the system). There is also a very small chance that an Update may fail in mid-update and cause this type of issue. As a safety mechanism, Updates are made so that if they fail, they roll back any updating that was done before the failure, but there is an off-chance that the roll back did not occure.

    (On Disk tampers correspond to File Mismatchs,  listed under the "File Scan Data-->" line in your Diagnostic Report. If no File Mismatches are listed, then the tamper Can Not be an On Disk Mod-Auth)

     

    2) A critical system file was modified In Memory - What this means is the file itself (on the hard drive) is un-modified, but the code, from that file, running in the system, was modified in some way. and is usually caused by a running program that is incompatible with Vista.

     

    Because there are NO Mismatched files listed under the "File Scan Data-->" line of your Diagnostic Report, I beleive your issue is a In Memory Mod-Auth.

     

      There is a Service that runs in Vista that detects a Tamper to a Critical System file. But this Service runs randomly, so if you were to install an incompatible program and run it, Vista (most likely) would not immediately enter a Tamper State and it could take some time for the Tamper to be detected. The important point to note is that the moment Vista detects the Tamper, you know that the program that caused the tamper, is currently running.

    Below I have provided a number of steps to help you identify the program that is causing the tamper:
     
      First, go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931699/ and confirm that you do not have any of the programs known to cause this type of issue.
     
      Second, in your Diagnostic report above, you can see the line that starts with 'TTS Error:' followed by a bunch numbers: M:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx- This is the Tamper Time Stamp and it breaks down like this:

     

        (year)  (month) (day) (time in 24format) (millisecond)
    M: 2007      12       18         2015                 57408-

     

    In your case, there is also a 'K' type TTS listed (K:20071214161325096) A 'K' type tamper is also know as a Kernel Mod tamper and I beleive this tamper can be directly attributed to the Mod-Auth tamper and once that is fixed, the kernel mod tamper should disappear.


    Now that you know the time of the tamper, you can now try to connect that time with a program.

    1

    ) Login to Vista and select the option that launches an Internet Browser

    2) Type into the browser address bar: %windir%\system32\perfmon.msc and hit Enter

    3) When asked if you want to Open or Save this file, select Open

    4) In the left hand panel, click Reliability Monitor

    5) Click on the “System Stability Chart” above the date 12/18

    6) Below the chart, in the “System Stability Report” section look at the report titled "Software (Un)Installs for 12/18/2007"

    7) Look for any program that shows "Application Install" in the 'Activity' column.

    8) Since the process that detects Tampers runs randomly, it can take up to 3 days for the process to detect the tamper and set Vista to a Tamper State. Because of this, please repeat steps 5) thru 7) for the dates 12/17/2007, 12/16/2007 and 12/15/2007

      This could tell us what programs were installed on or around the Tamper date and should help you  narrow down the possible programs that could be causing the issue . Unfortunately, if you installed the program (say) on 09/01/2007, but you didn't run (and, hence, prompted the tamper state)  till 12/18/2007, this process may not be helpful.  So the removal of any application you have installed, recently, could go a long way to troubleshooting this issues, as well, since the install may have occured outside of the 3 day time frame described above, but you just hadn't run the program, till now.

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager 

     

     

    Friday, December 21, 2007 10:37 PM