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  • One of our dell laptops started receiving the "this computer is not running genuine windows".  I believe that it recently had malware removed/cleaned from it. All the anti-malware tools we have run on it says it's clean (malwarebytes, spybot, etc.). Is there a somewhat easy fix or should we have our IT dept. wipe it and reload windows from the dell CD?

    Thank you  in advance for any help provided.

    MGADiag output:

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->

    Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-M3DJT-4J3WC-733WD
    Windows Product Key Hash: xo+ajVSpae7/4VoZjS7m6JL0f3A=
    Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00524
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
    ID: {43E4B1F5-7746-4C55-9717-0B244371B017}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130505-1534
    TTS Error:
    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: 109 N/A
    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 8.0; 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-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{43E4B1F5-7746-4C55-9717-0B244371B017}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-733WD</PKey><PID>00371-OEM-8992671-00524</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2486257467-1717167973-807121383</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>Latitude E6420</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>A05</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="6"/><Date>20110524000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>51883E07018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central Standard Time(GMT-06:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>1</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>DELL  </OEMID><OEMTableID>CBX3   </OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>  

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Professional edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: 50e329f7-a5fa-46b2-85fd-f224e5da7764
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 00371-00178-926-700524-02-1033-7601.0000-2102011
    Installation ID: 005122088890027796713075006893500031222990362543936503
    Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338
    Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339
    Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341
    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340
    Partial Product Key: 733WD
    License Status: Licensed
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 2
    Trusted time: 8/14/2013 3:07:51 PM

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x8004FE21
    HrOnline: N/A
    HealthStatus: 0x000000000003EFFF
    Event Time Stamp: 8:14:2013 08:05
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\wat\watweb.dll
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\wat\npwatweb.dll
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\wat\watux.exe
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppobjs.dll
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppc.dll|sppc.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppcext.dll|sppcext.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppwinob.dll
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\slc.dll|slc.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\slcext.dll|slcext.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppuinotify.dll|sppuinotify.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\slui.exe|slui.exe.mui|COM Registration
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppcomapi.dll|sppcomapi.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppcommdlg.dll|sppcommdlg.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppsvc.exe|sppsvc.exe.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\drivers\spsys.sys
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\drivers\spldr.sys


    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: MAAAAAEAAAABAAEAAwABAAAAAgABAAEA6GHMnO2zJo7adXR4XhxkUPCAuMxc2S5z

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
    Windows marker version: 0x20001
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
    BIOS Information:
      ACPI Table Name    OEMID Value    OEMTableID Value
      APIC            DELL          CBX3   
      FACP            DELL          CBX3   
      HPET            A M I          PCHHPET
      BOOT            DELL          CBX3    
      MCFG            DELL          SNDYBRDG
      TCPA                    
      SSDT            PmRef        Cpu0Ist
      SSDT            PmRef        Cpu0Ist
      SLIC            DELL          CBX3   

    Friday, August 16, 2013 3:22 PM

Answers

  • Hello Noel,

    Looks like the higher ups over here just want to go ahead with formatting and reinstalling Windows on that laptop. Thank you for all your help.

    Tuesday, September 3, 2013 3:54 PM

All replies

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt Window, and run the following command

    REGSVR32 wintrust.dll

    reboot twice.

    Run another MGADiag report, and post the results.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Friday, August 16, 2013 5:25 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello Noel,

    Thank you for your assistance. Below is the output from the MGA Diag, after the dll registration and two reboots:

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->

    Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-M3DJT-4J3WC-733WD
    Windows Product Key Hash: xo+ajVSpae7/4VoZjS7m6JL0f3A=
    Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00524
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
    ID: {43E4B1F5-7746-4C55-9717-0B244371B017}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130505-1534
    TTS Error:
    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: 109 N/A
    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 8.0; 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-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{43E4B1F5-7746-4C55-9717-0B244371B017}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-733WD</PKey><PID>00371-OEM-8992671-00524</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2486257467-1717167973-807121383</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>Latitude E6420</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>A05</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="6"/><Date>20110524000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>51883E07018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central Standard Time(GMT-06:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>1</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>DELL  </OEMID><OEMTableID>CBX3   </OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>  

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Professional edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: 50e329f7-a5fa-46b2-85fd-f224e5da7764
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 00371-00178-926-700524-02-1033-7601.0000-2102011
    Installation ID: 005122088890027796713075006893500031222990362543936503
    Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338
    Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339
    Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341
    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340
    Partial Product Key: 733WD
    License Status: Licensed
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 2
    Trusted time: 8/16/2013 2:13:11 PM

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x8004FE21
    HrOnline: N/A
    HealthStatus: 0x000000000003EFFF
    Event Time Stamp: 8:15:2013 21:08
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\wat\watweb.dll
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\wat\npwatweb.dll
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\wat\watux.exe
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppobjs.dll
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppc.dll|sppc.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppcext.dll|sppcext.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppwinob.dll
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\slc.dll|slc.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\slcext.dll|slcext.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppuinotify.dll|sppuinotify.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\slui.exe|slui.exe.mui|COM Registration
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppcomapi.dll|sppcomapi.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppcommdlg.dll|sppcommdlg.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppsvc.exe|sppsvc.exe.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\drivers\spsys.sys
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\drivers\spldr.sys


    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: MAAAAAEAAAABAAEAAwABAAAAAgABAAEA6GHMnO2zJo7adXR4XhxkUPCAuMxc2S5z

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
    Windows marker version: 0x20001
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
    BIOS Information:
      ACPI Table Name    OEMID Value    OEMTableID Value
      APIC            DELL          CBX3   
      FACP            DELL          CBX3   
      HPET            A M I          PCHHPET
      BOOT            DELL          CBX3    
      MCFG            DELL          SNDYBRDG
      TCPA                    
      SSDT            PmRef        Cpu0Ist
      SSDT            PmRef        Cpu0Ist
      SLIC            DELL          CBX3   

    Friday, August 16, 2013 7:41 PM
  • Bother! - I was hoping that would work, as it's the 'usual suspect' here.

    We'll have to spread the net a little further then...

    Open an elevated Command Prompt, and run the following commands, then reboot and run another MGADiag report.

    net stop wuauserv 
    regsvr32 wuapi.dll /s 
    regsvr32 wups.dll /s 
    regsvr32 wuaueng.dll /s 
    regsvr32 wucltui.dll /s 
    regsvr32 wuweb.dll /s

    regsvr32 msxml.dll /s 
    regsvr32 msxml2.dll /s 
    regsvr32 msxml3.dll /s 
    regsvr32 urlmon.dll /s 
    regsvr32 softpub.dll /s 
    regsvr32 initpki.dll /s 
    regsvr32 mssip32.dll /s 
    regsvr32 wintrust.dll /s 
    regsvr32 dssenh.dll /s 
    regsvr32 rsaenh.dll /s 
    regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll /s 
    regsvr32 sccbase.dll /s 
    regsvr32 slbcsp.dll /s 
    regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll /s 
    regsvr32 jscript.dll /s
    net start wuauserv 

      Here are some instructions to make life easier :)

    1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt. 

    2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once. 

    3) To copy the results... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit... 'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response.     


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Friday, August 16, 2013 8:07 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello Noel,

    Sorry for the late reply.

    Didn’t get an opportunity to get my hands on the laptop again till yesterday.

    Here is the diag output:

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->

    Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-M3DJT-4J3WC-733WD
    Windows Product Key Hash: xo+ajVSpae7/4VoZjS7m6JL0f3A=
    Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00524
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
    ID: {43E4B1F5-7746-4C55-9717-0B244371B017}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130505-1534
    TTS Error:
    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: 109 N/A
    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 8.0; 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-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{43E4B1F5-7746-4C55-9717-0B244371B017}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-733WD</PKey><PID>00371-OEM-8992671-00524</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2486257467-1717167973-807121383</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>Latitude E6420</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>A05</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="6"/><Date>20110524000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>51883E07018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Central Standard Time(GMT-06:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>1</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>DELL  </OEMID><OEMTableID>CBX3   </OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Licensing Data-->
    Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Professional edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
    Activation ID: 50e329f7-a5fa-46b2-85fd-f224e5da7764
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 00371-00178-926-700524-02-1033-7601.0000-2102011
    Installation ID: 005122088890027796713075006893500031222990362543936503
    Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338
    Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339
    Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341
    Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340
    Partial Product Key: 733WD
    License Status: Licensed
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 2
    Trusted time: 8/20/2013 3:16:33 PM

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x8004FE21
    HrOnline: N/A
    HealthStatus: 0x000000000003EFFF
    Event Time Stamp: 8:15:2013 21:08
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\wat\watweb.dll
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\wat\npwatweb.dll
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\wat\watux.exe
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppobjs.dll
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppc.dll|sppc.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppcext.dll|sppcext.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppwinob.dll
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\slc.dll|slc.dll.mui
    Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\slcext.dll|slcext.dll.mui

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 4:47 PM
  • We seem to be missing part of the report - not that it matters, since there's enough there to show that it didn't work :(

    Please attempt validation at www.microsoft.com/genuine/validate - what happens?


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 5:08 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello Noel,

    When I go to the site, I get the following:

    "Install genuine Windows.
    Files that Windows needs to work properly have been modified, removed, or disabled. To resolve, you need to install genuine Windows. Not to worry, we can help you with that..."

    Thursday, August 22, 2013 12:56 PM
  • Please run a full CHKDSK and SFC scan....

     

    Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories

    Right-click on the Command Prompt entry

    Select Run as Administrator and accept the UAC prompt - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up.

     

    At the Command prompt, type

     

    CHKDSK C: /R

     

    and hit the Enter key.

    You will be told that the drive is locked,

    and the CHKDSK will run at he next boot - hit the Y key, press Enter, and then reboot.

     

    The CHKDSK will take a few hours depending on the size of the drive, so be patient!

     

    After the CHKDSK has run, Windows should boot normally (possibly after a second auto-reboot) -

    then run the SFC.

     

    SFC -System File Checker - Instructions

    Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories

    Right-click on the Command Prompt entry

    Select Run as Administrator and accept the UAC prompt - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up.

     

    At the Command prompt, type

     

    SFC /SCANNOW

     

    and hit the Enter key

     

    Wait for the scan to finish - make a note of any error messages - and then reboot.

     

     

    Copy the CBS.log file created (C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log) to your desktop (you can't manipulate it directly) and then compress the copy and upload it to your SkyDrive Public folder (http://skydrive.live.com ) and post a link to it so that I can take a look.

     

    Post a new MGADiag report with details of any error messages encountered.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Thursday, August 22, 2013 3:50 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello Noel.

    Still waiting to get a hold of the laptop again. I know that it has the system drive encrypted with Truecrypt, so I'm not sure how that will work with the Chkdsk. I should be able to run those when it comes back in toward the end of the week.

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:34 PM
  • Hello Noel,

    Looks like the higher ups over here just want to go ahead with formatting and reinstalling Windows on that laptop. Thank you for all your help.

    Tuesday, September 3, 2013 3:54 PM
  • Not unusual :(

    Have fun with the new install!


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Tuesday, September 3, 2013 4:42 PM
    Moderator