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  • Hi, I have recently found that my computer is refusing to co-orportate. Windows Activation being limited functionally and me being unable to access any of my documents or with a Start button. I have tried to download Windows home basic-which I think if free? But this failed. My computer was a sticker that states Windows basic but the welcome scene says Window Vista Business.

    I downloaded a load of detection error scans, as I was unable to access my own protection file, but I don't understand the results. -?

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070426
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-VRCTY-3V3RH-WRMG7
    Windows Product Key Hash: l2HYuM058SkcIU57PqWaCOL7rEU=
    Windows Product ID: 89576-OEM-7332141-00054
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00010100.1.0.006
    ID: {2E4E797C-EF91-495D-90DA-81102868285D}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered, 1.9.42.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Business
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6001.vistasp1_gdr.101014-0432
    TTS Error: M:20111002113206049-
    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
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    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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    Licensing Data-->
    Software Licensing service is not running.

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: MAAAAAEAAAABAAIAAgABAAAAAgABAAEAnJ9Y1KL2vF/WOLIbPEry9LiGQLmsVhpL

    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    B8K   
      FACP   DELL    B8K   
      HPET   DELL    B8K   
      BOOT   DELL    B8K   
      MCFG   DELL    B8K   
      SSDT   DELL  st_ex
      DUMY   DELL    B8K   
      SLIC   DELL    B8K   

    I can access the internet but what I need in Microsoft and the protection of my coursework. I think I do have registration number as there is a sticker that clearly states so. I would dearly appriecate help- with clear instructions as I am now begining to panic.

    Hana

    Sunday, October 2, 2011 11:47 AM

Answers

  • "19thDreamer" wrote in message news:d12df70a-28ec-47ef-b577-bed1ab8d0318...

    Hi, I have recently found that my computer is refusing to co-orportate. Windows Activation being limited functionally and me being unable to access any of my documents or with a Start button. I have tried to download Windows home basic-which I think if free? But this failed. My computer was a sticker that states Windows basic but the welcome scene says Window Vista Business.

    I downloaded a load of detection error scans, as I was unable to access my own protection file, but I don't understand the results. -?

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070426
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-VRCTY-3V3RH-WRMG7
    Windows Product Key Hash: l2HYuM058SkcIU57PqWaCOL7rEU=
    Windows Product ID: 89576-OEM-7332141-00054
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00010100.1.0.006
    ID: {2E4E797C-EF91-495D-90DA-81102868285D}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered, 1.9.42.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Business
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6001.vistasp1_gdr.101014-0432
    TTS Error: M:20111002113206049-

    Other data-->
    SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.                </Manufacturer><Model>Dell DM061                   </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.                </Manufacturer><Version>2.2.1 </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20070323000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS

    Licensing Data-->
    Software Licensing service is not running.

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
    Windows marker version: 0x20000
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes  
      SLIC   DELL    B8K  

    I can access the internet but what I need in Microsoft and the protection of my coursework. I think I do have registration number as there is a sticker that clearly states so. I would dearly appriecate help- with clear instructions as I am now begining to panic.

    Hana

    Your problem is a Mod-Auth Tamper.
    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:20111002113206049-
    This is the Tamper Time Stamp and it breaks down like this:
    (year)      (month)    (day) (time in 24format) (millisecond)
    M:2011     10            02          1132                  06049-
     
    (Note that the following only applies if this is the FIRST time you've seen the error! - if it's a problem that's been around for a while you'll need to work out when you first saw it, and apply that date below)
     
    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 8th July
    6) Below the chart, in the “System Stability Report” section look at the report titled "Software (Un)Installs for 8th July "
    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 5th to 7th July (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:

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Sunday, October 2, 2011 12:09 PM
    Moderator

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  • "19thDreamer" wrote in message news:d12df70a-28ec-47ef-b577-bed1ab8d0318...

    Hi, I have recently found that my computer is refusing to co-orportate. Windows Activation being limited functionally and me being unable to access any of my documents or with a Start button. I have tried to download Windows home basic-which I think if free? But this failed. My computer was a sticker that states Windows basic but the welcome scene says Window Vista Business.

    I downloaded a load of detection error scans, as I was unable to access my own protection file, but I don't understand the results. -?

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070426
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-VRCTY-3V3RH-WRMG7
    Windows Product Key Hash: l2HYuM058SkcIU57PqWaCOL7rEU=
    Windows Product ID: 89576-OEM-7332141-00054
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00010100.1.0.006
    ID: {2E4E797C-EF91-495D-90DA-81102868285D}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: Registered, 1.9.42.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Business
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6001.vistasp1_gdr.101014-0432
    TTS Error: M:20111002113206049-

    Other data-->
    SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.                </Manufacturer><Model>Dell DM061                   </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.                </Manufacturer><Version>2.2.1 </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20070323000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS

    Licensing Data-->
    Software Licensing service is not running.

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
    Windows marker version: 0x20000
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes  
      SLIC   DELL    B8K  

    I can access the internet but what I need in Microsoft and the protection of my coursework. I think I do have registration number as there is a sticker that clearly states so. I would dearly appriecate help- with clear instructions as I am now begining to panic.

    Hana

    Your problem is a Mod-Auth Tamper.
    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:20111002113206049-
    This is the Tamper Time Stamp and it breaks down like this:
    (year)      (month)    (day) (time in 24format) (millisecond)
    M:2011     10            02          1132                  06049-
     
    (Note that the following only applies if this is the FIRST time you've seen the error! - if it's a problem that's been around for a while you'll need to work out when you first saw it, and apply that date below)
     
    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 8th July
    6) Below the chart, in the “System Stability Report” section look at the report titled "Software (Un)Installs for 8th July "
    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 5th to 7th July (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:

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Sunday, October 2, 2011 12:09 PM
    Moderator
  • Thank you-but does this still apply if the crush was yesterday? Through this had never occured to my computer before. I have also download music, documents and installed software-games,ITUNES/ VUZE, as well as a Mindmap software and a new USB charger. Is that a problem?In addition, I may have tried to rebooting and fiddling with the system. To my knowledge, nothing perminant had occured.

    How do you uninstall?


    Hana
    • Edited by 19thDreamer Sunday, October 2, 2011 3:25 PM
    Sunday, October 2, 2011 12:31 PM
  • YES!

    It's precisely why the response was phrased the way it was.

     

    Check for malware and virus problems.

     


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Sunday, October 2, 2011 6:19 PM
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