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  • I've had some malware issues lately, and in my attempts to clean it all up (still not sure if it's all gone), I can't do a lot of things that Vista needs because the license has evaporated somewhere.

    Here are a number of the issues I'm experiencing.  I'm fairly certain they're all related to SLsvc.exe, but I don't know how to fix it.
    Can't open control panel.
    Can't open windows updates.
    Can't update windows defender.
    Can't select "system properties" in my Computer folder.

    Error codes I've received:
    System error 54273 when I try to start SLsvc
    Error 0x80070426
    Error 0xc004d401

    And problematically, I don't have any system restore files since before the point that my computer is at right this moment (I've restored to a point that is saved about halfway through this entire experience, because all older ones seem to have disappeared as well).

    Here's what the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool says:

    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: *****-*****-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: 6.0.6001.2.00010300.1.0.003
    ID: {517BAB4D-713E-447C-819F-C91594516631}(3)
    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: 6001.vistasp1_gdr.080917-1612
    TTS Error: M:20090218150056108-
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: 6.0.6001.18000

    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 Visio Professional 2007 - 100 Genuine
    Microsoft Office Enterprise 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\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[6.0.6001.18000]

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{517BAB4D-713E-447C-819F-C91594516631}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0006.1</Version><OS>6.0.6001.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-B9HD2</PKey><PID>89578-OEM-7332157-00204</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-805435496-3220735264-2596843747</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.                </Manufacturer><Model>Dell XPS720                  </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.                </Manufacturer><Version>A05</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20080103000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>67333507018400FA</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central Standard Time(GMT-06:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>DELL  </OEMID><OEMTableID>B8K    </OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{90120000-0051-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>6EE7AF60BCBCD86</Val><Hash>chK4GUZCIVCdVDwFAUty0uM0iTQ=</Hash><Pid>89405-707-2023151-63345</Pid><PidType>14</PidType></Product><Product GUID="{91120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><Val>6009267C1867F71</Val><Hash>ggpyRAldiMWJuwgPuwakDVBytdg=</Hash><Pid>81599-952-5454692-65726</Pid><PidType>1</PidType></Product></Products><Applications><App Id="15" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="16" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="18" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="19" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1A" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="1B" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="44" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="53" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="A1" Version="12" Result="100"/><App Id="BA" Version="12" Result="100"/></Applications></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 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    Licensing Data-->
    Software Licensing service is not running.

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: OAAAAAEAAgABAAEABAACAAAAAgABAAEAeqhWI7Hy5lOSACqXZKawTuxCdq3y9FxiqOWUG6xWzDE=

    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
      OSFR   DELL    B8K   
      SLIC   DELL    B8K   


     Thank you so much to the hard working fixers in this forum, I'd really appreciate your help!

    Wednesday, February 18, 2009 9:15 PM

Answers

  • Hello SultanRob,

      The core of your issue centers on the line in your Diagnostic Report that reads:

    File Scan Data-->
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\Slsvc.exe[6.0.6001.18000]


    This means the file has been Tampered, Modified or has become Corrupt.

    This file controls Vista's Software Licensing Service and if it is modified, Vista see that as an attack to bypass it's anti-piracy security.

    To resolve the issue, you need to either repair or replace the file with a known-good one (of the proper file version)



    First 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) Select "Choose Different Restore Point", Put a check in the box that says "Show restore points older than 5 days", select the restore point that corresponds to the date Before you first noticed the issue.
    7) Click the "Next" button.
    8) Reboot back into Normal mode
    9) Vista should no longer be in Reduced Functionality mode

    If that doesn't work, we'll try doing a System Scan. The scan will look for bad Vista files and will attempt to repair them, if posible.

    1) Login to Vista in Normal Mode (not safe mode)
    2) Launch an Internet Browser
    3) Type: %windir%\system32\ in the browser's address field
    4) Scroll down till you find the file cmd.exe
    5) Right-click the file and select 'Run as Administrator'
    6) In the CMD window, type: sfc /scannow
    7) Reboot twice and see if that resolves the issue.

    If that does not work, try replacing the files by installing Vista Service Pack 1. (disregard this steps as you already have SP1 installed.  You could, however, try to uninstall SP1 and then reinstall)

    1) Login to Vista in Normal Mode
    2) Launch an Internet Browser
    3) Go to: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b0c7136d-5ebb-413b-89c9-cb3d06d12674&DisplayLang=en
    or http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=874a414b-32b2-41cc-bd8b-d71eda5ec07c&DisplayLang=en  for Vista 64bit

    4) Download the file to your Desktop
    5) Run the update.
    6) After the update has finished, reboot twice and see if the issue is resolved

    If none of my suggestions resolve the problem, the last resort would be to reinstall Vista.


    Thank you,
    Darin MS

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    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, February 19, 2009 9:00 PM
    Thursday, February 19, 2009 9:00 PM