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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I cannot install Windows Update. Error code is 80070426.
    I have tried restarting the software licensing service but it returns the error 0x80070005 - Access is denied.

    Brief history:
    Last month I installed a windows update, after which my system kept on rebooting saying something like installing updates.....please do not turn off...etc etc and it kept on rebooting. My system restore data was also gone. So I went to command prompt via repair and renamed the pending.xml. After that I saw another problem that even though I logged in my profile somewhere during login a "Temp" profile was created and everytime new desktop was created. So I created another account and deleted my previous one. And now my update is not working.

    Here is some diagnostic data from MS Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool
    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0011.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0

    Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070426
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-F4GJK-KG77H-B9HD2
    Windows Product Key Hash: iJAth4TbScMi8HdcPurlASXdEkw=
    Windows Product ID: 89578-OEM-7332157-00204
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003
    ID: {0596D0C9-74CC-4DCD-BDD8-09181B3E9A99}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.9.9.1
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6002.lh_sp2rtm.090410-1830
    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: 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 8.0; 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-->

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{0596D0C9-74CC-4DCD-BDD8-09181B3E9A99}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0011.0</Version><OS>6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-B9HD2</PKey><PID>89578-OEM-7332157-00204</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-361820376-2846133112-3237456762</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>XPS M1530                       </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>A12</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20081119000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>2D313507018400FA</HWID><UserLCID>4009</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>India Standard Time(GMT+05:30)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>DELL  </OEMID><OEMTableID>M08    </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: PgAAAAIABgABAAEAAgABAAAAAwABAAEAeqhYOhaWSekSeU5qmnoeszIPRoPk8CbbdWry9O4R2HKsVq4MKoU=

    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            DELL          M08   
      FACP            DELL          M08   
      HPET            DELL          M08   
      BOOT            DELL          M08   
      MCFG            DELL          M08   
      SLIC            DELL          M08   
      OSFR            DELL          M08   
      SSDT            PmRef        CpuPm



    Monday, November 9, 2009 6:37 AM

Answers

  • Hello sharad283,

      Below are some steps you can try that might resolve the issue, but I just want to set your expectations that I have not received any confirmation, that these steps have resolved this type of issue, from past users.

      Even though the Software Licensing Service is ours, the process for running and stopping Services is a core Windows function with connections and dependencies that I have no knowledge of.  So if these steps do not resolve the issue, and you do not want to reinstall, I can only recommend contacting Vista Support at http://support.microsoft.com

    First you can try repairing Windows using System Restore:

    1)    Reboot Vista into Safe Mode

    2)    Click the ‘Start’ button

    3)    In the Start Search field, type: System Restore and hit “Enter” keyboard key

    4)    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.

    5)    Click the "Next" button.

    6)    Reboot back into Normal mode

    7)    Vista should no longer be in Reduced Functionality mode

     

    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 possible.

    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.



    Sorry I couldn't be more help,
    Darin MS
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Tuesday, November 10, 2009 7:54 PM
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 7:53 PM

All replies

  • Hello sharad283,

      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

    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Monday, November 9, 2009 11:10 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by sharad283 Tuesday, November 10, 2009 3:11 PM
    Monday, November 9, 2009 11:10 PM
  • Hi,

    As I mentioned in my query, I am not able to restart the service. I have already tried starting it from services.msc and command prompt (as administrator) . I am getting error:

    C:\Windows\system32>net start slsvc
    The Software Licensing service is starting.
    The Software Licensing service could not be started.

    A system error has occurred.

    System error 5 has occurred.

    Access is denied.

    Do you mean only option here is that I reinstall Vista? Please understand I am not in a position to reinstall vista. Can you figure something based on the info I had provided. I had mentioned "Last month I installed a windows update, after which my system kept on rebooting saying something like installing updates.....please do not turn off...etc etc and it kept on rebooting. My system restore data was also gone. So I went to command prompt via repair and renamed the pending.xml. After that I saw another problem that even though I logged in my profile somewhere during login a "Temp" profile was created and everytime new desktop was created. So I created another account and deleted my previous one. And now my update is not working. "

    I am pretty sure there is no virus/malware infection and this problem has something to do with :
    1. Bad update from MS
    2. My renaming of pending.xml
    3. after step 2 system created a new "Temp" profile everytime I logged in.  So  created a new one and deleted my previous one.

    Thanks
    Sharad.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 3:25 PM
  • Hello sharad283,

      Below are some steps you can try that might resolve the issue, but I just want to set your expectations that I have not received any confirmation, that these steps have resolved this type of issue, from past users.

      Even though the Software Licensing Service is ours, the process for running and stopping Services is a core Windows function with connections and dependencies that I have no knowledge of.  So if these steps do not resolve the issue, and you do not want to reinstall, I can only recommend contacting Vista Support at http://support.microsoft.com

    First you can try repairing Windows using System Restore:

    1)    Reboot Vista into Safe Mode

    2)    Click the ‘Start’ button

    3)    In the Start Search field, type: System Restore and hit “Enter” keyboard key

    4)    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.

    5)    Click the "Next" button.

    6)    Reboot back into Normal mode

    7)    Vista should no longer be in Reduced Functionality mode

     

    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 possible.

    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.



    Sorry I couldn't be more help,
    Darin MS
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Tuesday, November 10, 2009 7:54 PM
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 7:53 PM