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  • I originally posted this elsewhere but I think it was in the wrong place as I haven't had an answer yet........

     

     

    Hi

     

    I have had my DELL laptop for 6 months and was pre-installed with Vista.  Has been working perfectly until last night when it kept crashing as I was logging on.   Now I can no longer access the desk top - just keeps telling me that my version of windows is not genuine.      I have finally, somehow, managed to get online to microsoft to perform a diagnostic report as below.  I tried also to get an validation error code but when I tried Microsoft told me that I needed to activate windows but I can't access the Start button so can't do this.

     

    The diagnostic tool came out like this:

     

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0095.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a8
    Cached Validation Code: 0xc004c4a8
    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: 6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.003
    CSVLK Server: N/A
    CSVLK PID: N/A
    ID: {E1DE59A6-CB47-4B6A-81B8-FA67DACCEC24}(2)
    Is Admin: No
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6000.vista_gdr.071009-1548
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    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
    WGATray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Access 2007 - 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: Registered, 1.6.28.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Office Diagnostics: 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-->
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\Slsvc.exe[6.0.6000.16509]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\Spsys.sys[6.0.5840.16389]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\Slcext.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\advapi32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\kernel32.dll[6.0.6000.20608]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\rpcrt4.dll[6.0.6000.16525]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\authz.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\msvcrt.dll[7.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\samlib.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\ntdsapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\dnsapi.dll[6.0.6000.16615]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\ws2_32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\nsi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\user32.dll[6.0.6000.16438]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\gdi32.dll[6.0.6000.16643]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\msimg32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\powrprof.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\setupapi.dll[6.0.6000.16609]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\oleaut32.dll[6.0.6000.16609]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\ole32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll[6.0.6000.16513]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\shlwapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\version.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\winmm.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\oleacc.dll[4.2.5406.0]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\mmdevapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wtsapi32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\regapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\crypt32.dll[6.0.6000.16425]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\msasn1.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\userenv.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\secur32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\netapi32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\psapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\netrap.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wldap32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\winbrand.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\iphlpapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\dhcpcsvc.dll[6.0.6000.16512]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\winnsi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\dhcpcsvc6.dll[6.0.6000.16512]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\gpapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\slc.dll[6.0.6000.16509]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\gpsvc.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sysntfy.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\winsta.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\nlaapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\ncrypt.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\bcrypt.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\mpr.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\credui.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\cryptui.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wintrust.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\imagehlp.dll[6.0.6000.16470]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\dbghelp.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\mssign32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wininet.dll[7.0.6000.16643]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\normaliz.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\iertutil.dll[7.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\tapi32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\rtutils.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\rasapi32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\rasman.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\rasdlg.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\mprapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\activeds.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\adsldpc.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\atl.dll[3.5.2284.0]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\certcli.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\winscard.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\netplwiz.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\urlmon.dll[7.0.6000.16643]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\propsys.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\xmllite.dll[1.1.1002.0]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\mlang.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\advpack.dll[7.0.6000.16643]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\apphelp.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\msiltcfg.dll[4.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\shunimpl.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\devmgr.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\newdev.dll[6.0.5054.0]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\dwmapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\winspool.drv[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\cscapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\uxtheme.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\windowscodecs.dll[6.0.6000.16493]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\ntshrui.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\feclient.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\shdocvw.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\browseui.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\imm32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\msctf.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\duser.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.windows.gdiplus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.0.6000.16386_none_9ea0ac9ec96e7127\gdiplus.dll[5.2.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\msrating.dll[7.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\ieframe.dll[7.0.6000.16643]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\msi.dll[4.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\mshtml.dll[7.0.6000.16643]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\msls31.dll[3.10.349.0]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_5.82.6000.16386_none_87e0cb09378714f1\comctl32.dll[5.82.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\comdlg32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\printui.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\cfgmgr32.dll[6.0.6000.16609]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\puiapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\hlink.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\imgutil.dll[7.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\usp10.dll[1.626.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\inetcomm.dll[6.0.6000.16545]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\msoert2.dll[6.0.6000.16480]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\ieui.dll[7.0.6000.16643]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\efsadu.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\mfc42u.dll[6.6.8063.0]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\odbc32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\oledlg.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\linkinfo.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\query.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\clbcatq.dll[2001.12.6930.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\cabinet.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\scecli.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\w32topl.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\rpchttp.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\winhttp.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\fwpuclnt.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\ktmw32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]

    Other data-->

     

    I do have all the original disks so do I have to reinstall it and how do I go about this?

     

    Thanks - Sue

    Friday, May 30, 2008 3:23 PM

Answers

  • Hi Sue,

     

      You will notice that under the "File Scan Data-->" line there are a large number of files that are listed as "Mismatched". All those files are Critical Vista System files. Normally, when there is one or two Mismatched files, it means that those files have been tampered or have become corrupted in some way. But in your case the Diagnostic Report is reporting that ALL your Critical Vista System files are Tampered or Corrupted. This is highly unlikely. What is more likely is that your System Catalog has been tampered or corrupted. The System Catalog stores all the Signatures Hashs (think fingerprints) for all the Critical Vista System files. One of the things that Vista uses the System Catalog for is to identify if a file has been tampered or corupted because if the file had been modified, it's signature hash would not match what is listed in the System Catalog and in which case, Vista would flag itself as Non-Genuine (as it has done, in your case).

     

       I highly recommend that you Repair Windows using System Restore:

     

    1. Reboot Vista into Safe Mode
    2. Go to Control Panel
    3. On the left hand side of the Control panel window, Click on "Classic View"
    4. Double-click "Backup and Restore Center"
    5. On the left hand side of the window, click "Repair Windows using System Restore"
    6. Put a check in the box that says "Show restore points older than 5 days",

    7. Select "Choose Different Restore Point", select the restore point that corresponds to a date Before you first experienced the issue.
    8. Click the "Next" button.
    9. Reboot back into Normal mode
    10. Run the Diagnostic Tool again and paste the results into NotePad or Word doc and scroll down to the "File Scan Data-->" line.

     

    11a)     If there are any Mismatched files listed, they you will need to restore to a point further in the past.
    11b)     If there are No Mismatched files listed, then your Vista should report as Genuine.

     

     If the above steps do not resolve your issue, your other options are to either reinstall Vista or contact Vitsa support at http://support.microsoft.com for additional support options.

     

      For computers that are built by large manufacturers (such as Dell) and that come with Vista Pre-installed, you don't really "re-install". The Software provided by the manufacturer (for lack of a better word) "Resets" Vista back to how it was when it first came from the factory (also known as a Windows Restore...not to be confused with the System Restore steps, that is described above). Each manufacturer does their Windows Restore process differently, so please see the documentation that came with the computer or contact the manufacturer for assistance.

     

    NOTE: You will need to back up all your important files, of the computer, before you conduct the Windows Restore process. By going into Safe Mode, you will have full access to the computer so you can retrieve your important files.

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

    Friday, May 30, 2008 11:03 PM

All replies

  • Your MGA report shows that, unfortunately, your computer has massive system file corruption.  I would recommend that you backup your important files and completely reinstall Windows Vista using the meda that came with your Dell computer.

     

    Restoring From Backup in Microsoft Windows Vista:

    http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?c=us&docid=37EA856243E231CEE040A68F5B287D97&l=en&s=gen

     

    Examples of your issues:

     

    File Scan Data-->
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\Slsvc.exe[6.0.6000.16509]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\Spsys.sys[6.0.5840.16389]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\Slcext.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\advapi32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\kernel32.dll[6.0.6000.20608]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\rpcrt4.dll[6.0.6000.16525]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\authz.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\msvcrt.dll[7.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\samlib.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\ntdsapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\dnsapi.dll[6.0.6000.16615]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\ws2_32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\nsi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\user32.dll[6.0.6000.16438]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\gdi32.dll[6.0.6000.16643]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\msimg32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\powrprof.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\setupapi.dll[6.0.6000.16609]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\oleaut32.dll[6.0.6000.16609]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\ole32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll[6.0.6000.16513]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\shlwapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\version.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\winmm.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\oleacc.dll[4.2.5406.0]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\mmdevapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wtsapi32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\regapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\crypt32.dll[6.0.6000.16425]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\msasn1.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\userenv.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\secur32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\netapi32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\psapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\netrap.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wldap32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\winbrand.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\iphlpapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\dhcpcsvc.dll[6.0.6000.16512]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\winnsi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\dhcpcsvc6.dll[6.0.6000.16512]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\gpapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\slc.dll[6.0.6000.16509]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\gpsvc.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sysntfy.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\winsta.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\nlaapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\ncrypt.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\bcrypt.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\mpr.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\credui.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\cryptui.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wintrust.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\imagehlp.dll[6.0.6000.16470]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\dbghelp.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\mssign32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wininet.dll[7.0.6000.16643]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\normaliz.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\iertutil.dll[7.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\tapi32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\rtutils.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\rasapi32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\rasman.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\rasdlg.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\mprapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\activeds.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\adsldpc.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\atl.dll[3.5.2284.0]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\certcli.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\winscard.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\netplwiz.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\urlmon.dll[7.0.6000.16643]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\propsys.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\xmllite.dll[1.1.1002.0]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\mlang.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\advpack.dll[7.0.6000.16643]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\apphelp.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\msiltcfg.dll[4.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\shunimpl.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\devmgr.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\newdev.dll[6.0.5054.0]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\dwmapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\winspool.drv[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\cscapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\uxtheme.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\windowscodecs.dll[6.0.6000.16493]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\ntshrui.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\feclient.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\shdocvw.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\browseui.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\imm32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\msctf.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\duser.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.windows.gdiplus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.0.6000.16386_none_9ea0ac9ec96e7127\gdiplus.dll[5.2.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\msrating.dll[7.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\ieframe.dll[7.0.6000.16643]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\msi.dll[4.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\mshtml.dll[7.0.6000.16643]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\msls31.dll[3.10.349.0]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_5.82.6000.16386_none_87e0cb09378714f1\comctl32.dll[5.82.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\comdlg32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\printui.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\cfgmgr32.dll[6.0.6000.16609]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\puiapi.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\hlink.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\imgutil.dll[7.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\usp10.dll[1.626.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\inetcomm.dll[6.0.6000.16545]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\msoert2.dll[6.0.6000.16480]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\ieui.dll[7.0.6000.16643]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\efsadu.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\mfc42u.dll[6.6.8063.0]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\odbc32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\oledlg.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\linkinfo.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\query.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\clbcatq.dll[2001.12.6930.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\cabinet.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\scecli.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\w32topl.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\rpchttp.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\winhttp.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\fwpuclnt.dll[6.0.6000.16386]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\ktmw32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]

     

    Friday, May 30, 2008 8:21 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Sue,

     

      You will notice that under the "File Scan Data-->" line there are a large number of files that are listed as "Mismatched". All those files are Critical Vista System files. Normally, when there is one or two Mismatched files, it means that those files have been tampered or have become corrupted in some way. But in your case the Diagnostic Report is reporting that ALL your Critical Vista System files are Tampered or Corrupted. This is highly unlikely. What is more likely is that your System Catalog has been tampered or corrupted. The System Catalog stores all the Signatures Hashs (think fingerprints) for all the Critical Vista System files. One of the things that Vista uses the System Catalog for is to identify if a file has been tampered or corupted because if the file had been modified, it's signature hash would not match what is listed in the System Catalog and in which case, Vista would flag itself as Non-Genuine (as it has done, in your case).

     

       I highly recommend that you Repair Windows using System Restore:

     

    1. Reboot Vista into Safe Mode
    2. Go to Control Panel
    3. On the left hand side of the Control panel window, Click on "Classic View"
    4. Double-click "Backup and Restore Center"
    5. On the left hand side of the window, click "Repair Windows using System Restore"
    6. Put a check in the box that says "Show restore points older than 5 days",

    7. Select "Choose Different Restore Point", select the restore point that corresponds to a date Before you first experienced the issue.
    8. Click the "Next" button.
    9. Reboot back into Normal mode
    10. Run the Diagnostic Tool again and paste the results into NotePad or Word doc and scroll down to the "File Scan Data-->" line.

     

    11a)     If there are any Mismatched files listed, they you will need to restore to a point further in the past.
    11b)     If there are No Mismatched files listed, then your Vista should report as Genuine.

     

     If the above steps do not resolve your issue, your other options are to either reinstall Vista or contact Vitsa support at http://support.microsoft.com for additional support options.

     

      For computers that are built by large manufacturers (such as Dell) and that come with Vista Pre-installed, you don't really "re-install". The Software provided by the manufacturer (for lack of a better word) "Resets" Vista back to how it was when it first came from the factory (also known as a Windows Restore...not to be confused with the System Restore steps, that is described above). Each manufacturer does their Windows Restore process differently, so please see the documentation that came with the computer or contact the manufacturer for assistance.

     

    NOTE: You will need to back up all your important files, of the computer, before you conduct the Windows Restore process. By going into Safe Mode, you will have full access to the computer so you can retrieve your important files.

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

    Friday, May 30, 2008 11:03 PM