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  • I have a Dell XPS M1530 running Windows Vista. It just received a new hard drive. I installed Avast virusware on 8/28/2010 almost immediately after it was repaired. The only other software I have installed is a valid copy of Office 97. I'm not computer-savvy and I don't know how to remedy this. Please help!

    Edited to add: I had PBSkids.org running a video for my son at the time the TTS error shows.  

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004d401
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-F4GJK-KG77H-B9HD2
    Windows Product Key Hash: iJAth4TbScMi8HdcPurlASXdEkw=
    Windows Product ID: 89583-OEM-7332157-00204
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00010300.1.0.003
    ID: {FF403531-D74E-469C-8CEA-DE4FA059C377}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered, 1.9.42.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 6001.vistasp1_ldr.100608-0458
    TTS Error: M:20100831095546202-
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

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

    Windows XP 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: 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 - 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3_E2AD56EA-765-d003_E2AD56EA-766-0_E2AD56EA-134-80004005

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\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-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{FF403531-D74E-469C-8CEA-DE4FA059C377}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.0.6001.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-B9HD2</PKey><PID>89583-OEM-7332157-00204</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2037508294-2358192555-3029373244</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>9E323507018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Mountain Standard Time(GMT-07:00)</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>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{91120000-002F-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>A104B21A1A0573E</Val><Hash>q04I78su6PvRKH4s1LhPbBQhtAA=</Hash><Pid>81602-927-8961684-68043</Pid><PidType>1</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="16" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="18" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1B" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="A1" Version="12" Result="100"/></Applications></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: U1BMRwEAAAAAAQAACAAAAMgFAAAAAAAAYWECAAAAAACObWX5JEnLARhy9171jCizkdIEkQaJZ67MUi7qYy8Vu7PixPlgRjffNnzcraDEY7VbhPEcDspcEyd7IPmIgITKmLNv1wD2WLZ9OjDwILK6bd2PArplGrhX4DkkCd2V0+w0qMw9NW1lJIqaMVS50xsGhTiu2v3HTjLlzsauw1rN6YPtvvhlgmsOaDbvMnTA1onDIC8xbfNWgsGxBpop0WwiuBXa5HXuzs1OU5kpI4Km83cHZMn5BmY2HdKPD8tNYkwP34K9Ekif+jOQ1ifb1stzrqx+w3WNaAwzkNYn29bLc66sfsN1jWgMM5DWJ9vWy3OurH7DdY1oDDOQ1ifb1stzrqx+w3WNaAw=

    Licensing Data-->
    C:\Windows\system32\slmgr.vbs(1634, 5) (null): 0xC004D401

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: OgAAAAEABgABAAEAAQABAAAAAwABAAEAonZ0Y3THEnlOapp6HrMyD0aDGra+ffL0sOTOQ3AcrFZGyg==

    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

     

    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 4:08 PM

Answers

  • "willitre" wrote in message news:fc6f7f2a-752f-468e-9dc5-bc87ca343310...

    Thank you, Noel Paton.  My computer now wants me to retype the genuine validation code from the bottom of my computer. I can't read some of it. Who can I contact for assistance with this? Here is my diag report.

     

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a8
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-F4GJK-KG77H-B9HD2
    Windows Product Key Hash: iJAth4TbScMi8HdcPurlASXdEkw=
    Windows Product ID: 89583-OEM-7332157-00204
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00010300.1.0.003
    ID: {FF403531-D74E-469C-8CEA-DE4FA059C377}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered, 1.9.42.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 6001.vistasp1_ldr.100608-0458
    TTS Error: M:20100831095546202-
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

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

    Windows XP 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: 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 - 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: 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 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\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-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{FF403531-D74E-469C-8CEA-DE4FA059C377}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.0.6001.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-B9HD2</PKey><PID>89583-OEM-7332157-00204</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2037508294-2358192555-3029373244</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>9E323507018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Mountain Standard Time(GMT-07:00)</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>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{91120000-002F-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>A104B21A1A0573E</Val><Hash>q04I78su6PvRKH4s1LhPbBQhtAA=</Hash><Pid>81602-927-8961684-68043</Pid><PidType>1</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="16" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="18" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1B" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="A1" Version="12" Result="100"/></Applications></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: U1BMRwEAAAAAAQAACAAAAMgFAAAAAAAAYWECAAAAAACObWX5JEnLARhy9171jCizkdIEkQaJZ67MUi7qYy8Vu7PixPlgRjffNnzcraDEY7VbhPEcDspcEyd7IPmIgITKmLNv1wD2WLZ9OjDwILK6bd2PArplGrhX4DkkCd2V0+w0qMw9NW1lJIqaMVS50xsGhTiu2v3HTjLlzsauw1rN6YPtvvhlgmsOaDbvMnTA1onDIC8xbfNWgsGxBpop0WwiuBXa5HXuzs1OU5kpI4Km83cHZMn5BmY2HdKPD8tNYkwP34K9Ekif+jOQ1ifb1stzrqx+w3WNaAwzkNYn29bLc66sfsN1jWgMM5DWJ9vWy3OurH7DdY1oDDOQ1ifb1stzrqx+w3WNaAw=

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.0.6001.18000

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: OgAAAAEABgABAAEAAQABAAAAAwABAAEAonZ0Y3THEnlOapp6HrMyD0aDGra+ffL0sOTOQ3AcrFZGyg==

    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

     


    The code on the sticker is the Product Key - not a validation code (sorry to be pedantic but the two are very different things!)
    The Key above is the same as the one earlier - so it should be valid (it's the manufacturer's Key)
    The Key on the sticker is important - you need to try using a magnifying glass or some such, if you can, to try and recover the Key from it, for future use, if not now.
     
    The remaining problem is a Mod Auth tamper.....
     
    Vista is in, what we call 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 occur.
     
     
     
    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 caused by a running program that is incompatible with Vista.
     
     
     
      Because there is No Mismatched files listed under the "File Scan Data-->" line of your Diagnostic Report, we know that your issue is an In Memory Mod-Auth and therefore caused by an incompatible program. This means there is a program install and Running that is trying to access parts of the OS that Vista does not allow, which by definition, means it is incompatible with Vista.
     
    NOTE: We have seen an increase in this type of issue and we believe it is unlikely that software writers are still making programs that are incompatible with Vista. Instead, we believe that a majority of the issues are being caused by Malware that are doing the same things (on purpose) as incompatible programs do (by accident).
     
     
     
      In addition to why a Mod-Auth occurs, it's also important to understand how Vista detects a Mod-Auth event. 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 Mod-Auth  State and it could take some time for the Mod-Auth to be detected. The important point to note is that the moment Vista detects the Mod-Auth, you know that the program that is causing the Mod-Auth, 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:20100831095546202- This is the Tamper Time Stamp and it breaks down like this:
     
        (year)  (month) (day) (time in 24format) (millisecond)
    M:2010     08     31         0955                 46202
     
     
     

    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 31 August
     
    6)    Below the chart, in the “System Stability Report” section look at the report titled "Software (Un)Installs for 31 August
     
    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 29-31 August(or around the date the issue first occurred)
     
      This could tell you 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 at some time in the past, but didn’t run it till now, this process may not be helpful.  The removal of any application you may have installed recently could go a long way to troubleshooting this issues.
     
     
     
    Note: Since everyone has different programs installed on their computer, it is extremely hard for support to figure out what program is causing the problem, but if you still need assistance in identifying the Incompatible Program, please create a no cost support request at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52029
     
    Also Note: it has been found that Malware, such as Viruses and Trojans, can also be incompatible with Vista and can cause an In Memory Mod-Auth. A number of users (that were experiencing your same issue) have confirmed that a Malware infection was the cause. If you follow the above steps and cannot find a program that is causing the Mod-Auth, you may want to investigate if a Virus, Worm or Trojan may be to blame. You can contact PC Safety, which is a Microsoft group, which provides free assistance with Malware infections. I encourage you to use the ‘Windows Live Safety Scan for Windows Vista’ (http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm) before contacting PC Safety.
     
    PC Safety:
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, September 1, 2010 9:07 PM
    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:46 PM
    Moderator

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  • "willitre" wrote in message news:bef94ae2-8649-4005-88d7-1fb9fe268286...

    I have a Dell XPS M1530 running Windows Vista. It just received a new hard drive. I installed Avast virusware on 8/28/2010 almost immediately after it was repaired. The only other software I have installed is a valid copy of Office 97. I'm not computer-savvy and I don't know how to remedy this. Please help!

    Edited to add: I had PBSkids.org running a video for my son at the time the TTS error shows.  

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004d401
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-F4GJK-KG77H-B9HD2
    Windows Product Key Hash: iJAth4TbScMi8HdcPurlASXdEkw=
    Windows Product ID: 89583-OEM-7332157-00204
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00010300.1.0.003

    Licensing Data-->
    C:\Windows\system32\slmgr.vbs(1634, 5) (null): 0xC004D401

     


    This error is usually the result of corruption in the Licensing store - and the solution is to recreate the store.
    Please try the below steps to recreate the Store files.  This may resolve the issue.
     
    1) Open an Internet Browser window.
    2) Type: %windir%\system32 into the browser address bar.
    3) Find the file CMD.exe
    4) Right-Click on CMD.exe and select 'Run as Administrator'
    5) Type: net stop slsvc  (it may ask you if you are sure, select yes)
    6) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareLicensing
    7) Type: rename tokens.dat tokens.bar
    8) Type: cd %windir%\system32
    9) Type: net start slsvc
    10) Type: cscript slmgr.vbs -rilc (It may take a long time for this to complete, please be patient)
    11) Restart your computer twice.
    12) You may be required to enter the Product Key and/or Activate. Be sure to use the Product key on the sticker on the side or bottom of the PC (some laptops may have the sticker located in the battery compartment) To Activate, please use the Activate by Phone option.
     
     
    Once complete, please post back with a new MGADiag report
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 8:47 PM
    Moderator
  • Thank you, Noel Paton.  My computer now wants me to retype the genuine validation code from the bottom of my computer. I can't read some of it. Who can I contact for assistance with this? Here is my diag report.

     

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a8
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-F4GJK-KG77H-B9HD2
    Windows Product Key Hash: iJAth4TbScMi8HdcPurlASXdEkw=
    Windows Product ID: 89583-OEM-7332157-00204
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00010300.1.0.003
    ID: {FF403531-D74E-469C-8CEA-DE4FA059C377}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered, 1.9.42.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 6001.vistasp1_ldr.100608-0458
    TTS Error: M:20100831095546202-
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

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

    Windows XP 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: 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 - 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: 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 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\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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    Licensing Data-->
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    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: OgAAAAEABgABAAEAAQABAAAAAwABAAEAonZ0Y3THEnlOapp6HrMyD0aDGra+ffL0sOTOQ3AcrFZGyg==

    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

     

    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:15 PM
  • "willitre" wrote in message news:fc6f7f2a-752f-468e-9dc5-bc87ca343310...

    Thank you, Noel Paton.  My computer now wants me to retype the genuine validation code from the bottom of my computer. I can't read some of it. Who can I contact for assistance with this? Here is my diag report.

     

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a8
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-F4GJK-KG77H-B9HD2
    Windows Product Key Hash: iJAth4TbScMi8HdcPurlASXdEkw=
    Windows Product ID: 89583-OEM-7332157-00204
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00010300.1.0.003
    ID: {FF403531-D74E-469C-8CEA-DE4FA059C377}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered, 1.9.42.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 6001.vistasp1_ldr.100608-0458
    TTS Error: M:20100831095546202-
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

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

    Windows XP 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: 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 - 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: 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 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\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: U1BMRwEAAAAAAQAACAAAAMgFAAAAAAAAYWECAAAAAACObWX5JEnLARhy9171jCizkdIEkQaJZ67MUi7qYy8Vu7PixPlgRjffNnzcraDEY7VbhPEcDspcEyd7IPmIgITKmLNv1wD2WLZ9OjDwILK6bd2PArplGrhX4DkkCd2V0+w0qMw9NW1lJIqaMVS50xsGhTiu2v3HTjLlzsauw1rN6YPtvvhlgmsOaDbvMnTA1onDIC8xbfNWgsGxBpop0WwiuBXa5HXuzs1OU5kpI4Km83cHZMn5BmY2HdKPD8tNYkwP34K9Ekif+jOQ1ifb1stzrqx+w3WNaAwzkNYn29bLc66sfsN1jWgMM5DWJ9vWy3OurH7DdY1oDDOQ1ifb1stzrqx+w3WNaAw=

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.0.6001.18000

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: OgAAAAEABgABAAEAAQABAAAAAwABAAEAonZ0Y3THEnlOapp6HrMyD0aDGra+ffL0sOTOQ3AcrFZGyg==

    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

     


    The code on the sticker is the Product Key - not a validation code (sorry to be pedantic but the two are very different things!)
    The Key above is the same as the one earlier - so it should be valid (it's the manufacturer's Key)
    The Key on the sticker is important - you need to try using a magnifying glass or some such, if you can, to try and recover the Key from it, for future use, if not now.
     
    The remaining problem is a Mod Auth tamper.....
     
    Vista is in, what we call 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 occur.
     
     
     
    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 caused by a running program that is incompatible with Vista.
     
     
     
      Because there is No Mismatched files listed under the "File Scan Data-->" line of your Diagnostic Report, we know that your issue is an In Memory Mod-Auth and therefore caused by an incompatible program. This means there is a program install and Running that is trying to access parts of the OS that Vista does not allow, which by definition, means it is incompatible with Vista.
     
    NOTE: We have seen an increase in this type of issue and we believe it is unlikely that software writers are still making programs that are incompatible with Vista. Instead, we believe that a majority of the issues are being caused by Malware that are doing the same things (on purpose) as incompatible programs do (by accident).
     
     
     
      In addition to why a Mod-Auth occurs, it's also important to understand how Vista detects a Mod-Auth event. 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 Mod-Auth  State and it could take some time for the Mod-Auth to be detected. The important point to note is that the moment Vista detects the Mod-Auth, you know that the program that is causing the Mod-Auth, 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:20100831095546202- This is the Tamper Time Stamp and it breaks down like this:
     
        (year)  (month) (day) (time in 24format) (millisecond)
    M:2010     08     31         0955                 46202
     
     
     

    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 31 August
     
    6)    Below the chart, in the “System Stability Report” section look at the report titled "Software (Un)Installs for 31 August
     
    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 29-31 August(or around the date the issue first occurred)
     
      This could tell you 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 at some time in the past, but didn’t run it till now, this process may not be helpful.  The removal of any application you may have installed recently could go a long way to troubleshooting this issues.
     
     
     
    Note: Since everyone has different programs installed on their computer, it is extremely hard for support to figure out what program is causing the problem, but if you still need assistance in identifying the Incompatible Program, please create a no cost support request at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52029
     
    Also Note: it has been found that Malware, such as Viruses and Trojans, can also be incompatible with Vista and can cause an In Memory Mod-Auth. A number of users (that were experiencing your same issue) have confirmed that a Malware infection was the cause. If you follow the above steps and cannot find a program that is causing the Mod-Auth, you may want to investigate if a Virus, Worm or Trojan may be to blame. You can contact PC Safety, which is a Microsoft group, which provides free assistance with Malware infections. I encourage you to use the ‘Windows Live Safety Scan for Windows Vista’ (http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm) before contacting PC Safety.
     
    PC Safety:
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, September 1, 2010 9:07 PM
    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:46 PM
    Moderator
  • Noel,

    I started a ticket with Microsoft, however I have never had good response or any resolution from using those tickets. I am going to post my information here in the hopes that you or someone can help me. I am losing work and needed income over this and need my computer back asap!

    For TTS 31 Aug 2010, the following software (un)installs occurred:

    Definition Update for Windows Defender KB915597 Defitinition 1 , ver. 100, system update install, success.

    Generic Volume Shadow Copy 6.0.6000.16386,  Driver Install, Success

    Generic Volume Shadow Copy 6.0.6000.16386, Driver Install, Success

    These are the only items that show up for 8/31.

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 1:36 PM
  • Hello willitre,

      Unfortunatly, this type of issue can be difficult to resolve.

     The reason why is that the issue is being caused by an Incompatible Program of some kind.  Either it is a legit program (meaning you or another user of that computer install the program on purpose) that is doing something that Vista doesn't allow or it is a Malware type of program that doing unauthorized things on purpose.

      Either way, we, on the forums, have no way to tell you which program is causing the issue. If the program is a known malware program, it may be detected by an anti-virus scan (we suggest multiple scand using different anti-virus products since some detect things that other may miss) however, if it a legit program which is not compatible with Vista, then we can only provide tips and suggestions on how to proceed.

    Things to remember about the issue:

    1) The program causing the problem must be running to cause non-genuine issue. In other words, a incompatible program can be install and not cause any problem.  only when it is launched will the problem occure.

    2) The service in Vista that detects a Tamper runns randomly, so you could possibly run the incompatible program for some time before the Non-Genuine message actually starts.

    3) Then the Non-Genuine message does come up, you can be sure that the program that is causing the Tamper, is currently running.

      First, run those Virus Scans and then ensure that all your program are Vista compatible and/or have been updated to a Vista compatible version.

     Next, ask yourself the following questions. If you answer yes to any, uninstall the corresponding program. Do you have any Shareware or Freeware (or even Purchases) programs that may not be of the best quality? Have you (or anyone else that has access to the computer) recently installed any new programs? Have you recently used any programs that may have been installed some time ago you, that you haven't used before or haven't used very often? 

     Basically use a process of elimination to finally indentify the offending program.

    Sorry we couldn't be more help,


    Darin MS
    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 9:01 PM
  • Darin,

    I appreciate your sincere efforts to help me with this. I have a BRAND NEW hard drive. I have not installed anything on it yet except AVAST anti-virus which did not find any viruses.

    In my mind, the computer is completely clean - I had practically just turned it back on after receiving the new hard drive. I have no freeware, shareware, or any software for that matter.

    The process of elimination is easy in this case.

    I am not computer savvy so I don't even know how to run other virusware. My computer is frozen in gridlock because of this issue, only allowing me to get online to converse with this forum.

    I paid good money for geniune Windows and I want use of my computer back. I have had no response from the other Microsoft forum re: software issues.

    Please help me to know what the next step is to take.

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 9:10 PM
  • Darin and Noel,

    Thank you for your attempts to help (although I seemed to receive the same rote answers from every other post.) The problem is now resolved thanks to simple advice from DELL.  

    I have a brand new hard drive. My computer is essentially blank. The obvious answer was to do a restore to factory settings. I did a restore to factory settings and it solved the problem. While reinstalling my other software, it became obvious that AVAST antivirus was the incompatible program. I eliminated it, did another factory restore, and all windows validation errors are gone.

    I wish using the information I provided, that you would have suggested a factory settings restore several days ago. Good luck to all the others suffering in this forum.

    Thursday, September 2, 2010 9:54 PM
  • "willitre" wrote in message news:d5fb4f97-5994-4520-b1a4-8a93a6944a0c...

    Darin and Noel,

    Thank you for your attempts to help (although I seemed to receive the same rote answers from every other post.) The problem is now resolved thanks to simple advice from DELL.  

    I have a brand new hard drive. My computer is essentially blank. The obvious answer was to do a restore to factory settings. I did a restore to factory settings and it solved the problem. While reinstalling my other software, it became obvious that AVAST antivirus was the incompatible program. I eliminated it, did another factory restore, and all windows validation errors are gone.

    I wish using the information I provided, that you would have suggested a factory settings restore several days ago. Good luck to all the others suffering in this forum.


    A factory restore is always the last resort for helpers in this forum, because it can lead to major loss of data, and time rebuilding the system afterwards - and as you found out, the situation may recur when programs are reinstalled.
    It's unusual for such problems to be caused by an anti-virus (and I used to run Avast on this Vista machine without problems) - or we'd see a lot more of them.
     
    Good Luck!

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Friday, September 3, 2010 7:54 AM
    Moderator