Reinstall XP not validated... RRS feed

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  • Typical Crash drive issue... replace drive... attempt to restore backup file (w/OS)

    Decided to restore Backup copy of disk w/ OS (Norton Ghost 9.0)... (various approaches using MS/Norton's recovery methods, etc.)

    I have been trying to recovery data w/original OS on original computer for over a weak now... all installs fail for various reasons (side note: good thing about this effort to restore a HD using backups - I am learning a lot about error messages and blue screens - among those learning lessons are 1) one is that blue screens are useless when they flash for millisecond and that error codes tell you little if anything of substance... but, they are neat job justification for MS software engineers. 2) I probably bogged down their server with the number of error messages I have sent to MS). 

    At any rate - I digress, after MANY attempts to recovery data/reinstall WinXP with original OS, I give up an try a clean install (again)... only problem...

    Now I have to call in to validate OS software (which I have owned on the same machine for the past 4+ yrs).  The MS/foreign call center, validates the software...

    I reboot... validation doesn't work... it will not let me update to SP2 or any other updates.

    This is a pain... any suggestions besides probably the best option - ...moving to Linux.


    WGA Diagnostic Data (1.5.0530.2):
    Genuine Validation Status: Genuine
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-7JY9X-Q388W-H6887
    Windows Product Key Hash: vDLwXy/Y/Pv9awaAclWeR/7g04s=
    Windows Product ID: 55285-013-4588987-21898
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010300.0.0.hom
    Download Center code: XDBN3PD
    ID: dd031851-dc40-4b64-bc19-127ff9a2af29
    Is Admin: Yes
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Failed to retireve file version. - 0x80070006
    Signature Type: Unknown.
    Validation Diagnostic: 70AFE6BE-646-80070057_E2AD56EA-140-80070057

    Scan: Complete
    Cryptography: Complete

    Office Status: 109
    Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-467-80070002

    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; 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:
    Active scripting:
    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting:

    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>dd031851-dc40-4b64-bc19-127ff9a2af29</UGUID><Version>1.5.0530.2</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010300.0.0.hom</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-H6887</PKey><PID>55285-013-4588987-21898</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-436374069-2146823167-1343024091</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>VIA Technologies, Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>AK37 </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>6.00 PG</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="2"/><Date>20040809******.******+***</Date></BIOS><HWID>CC0A3F9F0184205F</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central Standard Time(GMT-06:00)</TimeZone></MachineData>   <Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Friday, June 2, 2006 4:56 AM