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  • Repeatedly getting a popup for the following Vista validation error, tried some of the other thread solutions, but got errors for them.  Here is my report:

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0006.1):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Online Validation Code: 0x80070426
    Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070426
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-YVPRY-PTXYR-KYMRD
    Windows Product Key Hash: tOyIDVoKnDzZEkpgTlWYa0iaRfE=
    Windows Product ID: 89578-OEM-7318817-41058
    Windows Product ID Type: 3
    Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.003
    ID: {3ED7BB23-581D-4199-9D12-CEB5BEE8C15F}(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: 6000.vista_gdr.090302-1506
    TTS Error: K:20090608083539762-M:20090605191225809-
    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: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: Registered, 1.7.111.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    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\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\advapi32.dll[6.0.6000.16386]

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{3ED7BB23-581D-4199-9D12-CEB5BEE8C15F}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0006.1</Version><OS>6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.003</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-KYMRD</PKey><PID>89578-OEM-7318817-41058</PID><PIDType>3</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-781469363-2210283100-1804130469</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>System manufacturer</Manufacturer><Model>System Product Name</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>0704   </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20080304000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>C1303507018400FA</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 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

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

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: NAAAAAEABAABAAEAAQABAAAAAgABAAEAJJREwcTTHh1a/6p2SOT8HxhF8vRe8dzHrFbMMQ==

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
    Windows marker version: N/A
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
    BIOS Information:
      ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
      APIC   A_M_I_  OEMAPIC
      FACP   A_M_I_  OEMFACP
      HPET   A_M_I_  OEMHPET
      MCFG   A_M_I_  OEMMCFG
      OEMB   A_M_I_  AMI_OEM
      GSCI   A_M_I_  GMCHSCI


    This code is at the bottom of the genuine validation web page:

    [0x80070426]

    Oddest thing is when I try to open my Control Panel, it just auto-closes itself.  I uninstalled as much as I could from the Program listing.
    Monday, June 8, 2009 10:07 PM

Answers

  • Hello Paul,


      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 its 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" then 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 get any other error, please follow and answer the below steps and questions

     

    What was the Full error message, you received, when you attempted to restart the Service?

    Have you recently installed or replaced any Hardware or Software?

    Do you have any Registry Cleaner software installed?  (include the name and version)

    Do you have a Anti-Virus program that is up-to-date with all updates and signature files?

    If so, run a complete scan. Did it find anything?

    Also go to http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm and run a complete scan using the OneCare Safety Scan for Windows Vista. Did it find anything?



    Thank you,

    Stephen :-)


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    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Monday, June 15, 2009 9:42 PM
    Monday, June 8, 2009 11:17 PM
  • Hey Paul,

     

    I don't, currently, know how to fix your issue.  I do, however, have some options for you (and their Pros and Cons).  But first some background on the issue.

      We are seeing more of the "The Software Licensing Service has stopped (and won't restart)" issue recently. Although the Software Licensing Service, itself, is part of the WGA sub-system, the process for starting and stopping services is a Core Vista system and would normally be supported by Vista Support. However this issue is affecting the Genuine status of our users, I would be nice to get to the bottom of why this is happening.

      We have found that we can categorize this into sub-issues by the error message the user gets when he/she tries to restart the Service. We currently know the reason (and the fix) for the "System Error 3" and "System Error 2" types, but we do not have much information on your "System Error 5" type.

     

      This brings me to the options I mentioned.

    1) You can create a (no cost) Service Request (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52029), and work (by email) with a WGA Support Engineer to troubleshoot the issue. The goals of this option would be to first, find out as much information on this variation of the issue, and then, try to fix the issue on your computer.

    Pro: You would be helping us understand and develop a fix for this issue.

    Con: It will, most likely, take longer to finally resolve you issue, then the other options.

     

    2) You can go to http://support.microsoft.com and contact Vista support for assistance. The goal of this option would be solely to resolve your issue.

    Pro: Probably faster resolution then option 1). Hopefully resolution would not involve reinstalling Vista.

    Con: Since you are using a Retail copy of Vista, you may still be under the Free Support period, but if the no-cost support period has expired, any support they provided would, most likely, be paid support.

     

    3) You could reinstall Vista. The goal of this option is to get you resolved as quickly as possible.

    Pro: Fastest resolution

    Con: Having to backup all your important files, reinstalling all your applications, resetting all your setting back to the way you want them and so on.

     

    If you decide on Option 1, thank you for assisting us in getting an understanding of this issue.

    If you decide on one of the other options, good luck and please accept my apologies for me not being able to resolve the issue for you.

     

    Thank you again.

     

    Stephen


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    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Tuesday, June 16, 2009 9:18 PM
    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 9:18 PM

All replies

  • Hello Paul,


      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 its 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" then 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 get any other error, please follow and answer the below steps and questions

     

    What was the Full error message, you received, when you attempted to restart the Service?

    Have you recently installed or replaced any Hardware or Software?

    Do you have any Registry Cleaner software installed?  (include the name and version)

    Do you have a Anti-Virus program that is up-to-date with all updates and signature files?

    If so, run a complete scan. Did it find anything?

    Also go to http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm and run a complete scan using the OneCare Safety Scan for Windows Vista. Did it find anything?



    Thank you,

    Stephen :-)


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    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Monday, June 15, 2009 9:42 PM
    Monday, June 8, 2009 11:17 PM
  • OK.  Command prompt series of instructions - "This service is already running".

    I have uninstalled pretty much everything I could think of, short of Warcraft, Firefox, and Microsoft supplied programs.  I have no registry cleaner.  I use Spybot for AV, it finds adware, I clean it, that's about it.  I ran Onecare Safety.  Results:

    Protection - no viruses or spyware

    Performance found 76 registry items, 62000MB of temp files (geez). defrag not necessary.

    Network Safety - 0 ports open
    --------
    Cleaned 71 registry items, 5 errors, 0 skipped by user.  Compressed some temp files.

    Errored out trying to upload the results to Microsoft.
    -------
    That's it.  Error continues.

     

    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 2:08 AM
  • Hi Paul,

    I had similar errors, albeit not exact, but my main issue was the Software Licensing service had stopped, and nothing could get this going again (as vista is probably stuck in reduced functionality/cannot run programs due to quota errors etc)....

    Needless to say, I tried everything suggested but nothing worked.

    I bumped vista back to the pile, installed XP, reset my Recovery Partition (I have Acer Aspire 5520 laptop with vista home premium) and am currently re-installing my whole vista OS from recovery partition....

    So, hopefully, you have a way of re-installing your OS mate.....

    Regards,

    - TJ
    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 12:33 PM
  • I think I may have a disc of some kind, but I bought the computer from newegg online, and don't remember seeing any real Vista discs.  I certainly wouldn't look forward to reinstalling Windows, as traditionally that has meant hard drive wipes and having to reconfigure everything.  Perhaps Stephen has another solution.
    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 8:50 PM
  • Hey Paul,

     

    I don't, currently, know how to fix your issue.  I do, however, have some options for you (and their Pros and Cons).  But first some background on the issue.

      We are seeing more of the "The Software Licensing Service has stopped (and won't restart)" issue recently. Although the Software Licensing Service, itself, is part of the WGA sub-system, the process for starting and stopping services is a Core Vista system and would normally be supported by Vista Support. However this issue is affecting the Genuine status of our users, I would be nice to get to the bottom of why this is happening.

      We have found that we can categorize this into sub-issues by the error message the user gets when he/she tries to restart the Service. We currently know the reason (and the fix) for the "System Error 3" and "System Error 2" types, but we do not have much information on your "System Error 5" type.

     

      This brings me to the options I mentioned.

    1) You can create a (no cost) Service Request (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52029), and work (by email) with a WGA Support Engineer to troubleshoot the issue. The goals of this option would be to first, find out as much information on this variation of the issue, and then, try to fix the issue on your computer.

    Pro: You would be helping us understand and develop a fix for this issue.

    Con: It will, most likely, take longer to finally resolve you issue, then the other options.

     

    2) You can go to http://support.microsoft.com and contact Vista support for assistance. The goal of this option would be solely to resolve your issue.

    Pro: Probably faster resolution then option 1). Hopefully resolution would not involve reinstalling Vista.

    Con: Since you are using a Retail copy of Vista, you may still be under the Free Support period, but if the no-cost support period has expired, any support they provided would, most likely, be paid support.

     

    3) You could reinstall Vista. The goal of this option is to get you resolved as quickly as possible.

    Pro: Fastest resolution

    Con: Having to backup all your important files, reinstalling all your applications, resetting all your setting back to the way you want them and so on.

     

    If you decide on Option 1, thank you for assisting us in getting an understanding of this issue.

    If you decide on one of the other options, good luck and please accept my apologies for me not being able to resolve the issue for you.

     

    Thank you again.

     

    Stephen


    Attention All Forum Users: Please Do Not post your issue in someone else's Thread...Create your own which will help minimize confusion. If any post fixes your issue, please click the "Post was Helpful" button for that post. This will help us showcase the threads that best help our customers. Thank you, Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Tuesday, June 16, 2009 9:18 PM
    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 9:18 PM
  • Thanks for your help.  Solution #1 initiated, ticket setup, awaiting response.
    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 10:39 PM
  • Hey Paul,


    Thank you for this feedback. Please do me a favor. Would you post the results here so others may see. It appears to be a core Vista issue vs. WGA. Should other experience the same it would help them. Thank you so much.



    Stephen
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    Wednesday, June 17, 2009 12:01 AM