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  • Hello I am working on a laptop that will not validate.  I believe it says, "unauthorized changes"

     

    I believe it to be dnsapi.dll, as another poster on this forum had the same problem and used the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool.

     

    However I do not know how to find the dnsapi.dll in an udpate other than "free" dll sites.

     

     

     

    *edit* I got MGDiag to run in normal mode, and it basically has the same error.

     

    I found several dnsapi.dll fixes on this forum, but I cannot apply the KB945553 update

    It says, "I have been had piracy"

     

    Here is my MGADT output:

    Code Snippet

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0095.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Online Validation Code: 0x80070426
    Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070426
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-27HYQ-XTKW2-WQD8Q
    Windows Product Key Hash: U8YEZzymoD4DMyaMb32rPrNIS90=
    Windows Product ID: 89578-OEM-7332157-00061
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.003
    CSVLK Server: N/A
    CSVLK PID: N/A
    ID: {647CC5EF-ACA7-413D-8F8C-ECF3AF965F4E}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.7.69.2
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6000.vista_gdr.071023-1545
    TTS Error: M:20080529151607841-
    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: 102
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 - 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: 77F760FE-153-80070002_7E90FEE8-175-80070002_025D1FF3-282-80041010_025D1FF3-170-80041010_025D1FF3-171-1_025D1FF3-434-80040154_025D1FF3-178-80040154_025D1FF3-179-2_025D1FF3-185-80070002_025D1FF3-199-3_B4D0AA8B-920-80070057

    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:
    Download unsigned ActiveX controls:
    Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins:
    Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe:
    Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control:
    Active scripting:
    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting:

    File Scan Data-->
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\dnsapi.dll[6.0.6000.16615]

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{647CC5EF-ACA7-413D-8F8C-ECF3AF965F4E}</UGUID><Version>1.7.0095.0</Version><OS>6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.003</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-WQD8Q</PKey><PID>89578-OEM-7332157-00061</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2818023565-2460603261-1319213793</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Model>HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebook PC    </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Version>F.33     </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20071112000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>66303507018400FA</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>HPQOEM</OEMID><OEMTableID>SLIC-MPC</OEMTableID></OEM><BRT/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>102</Result><Products><Product GUID="{91120000-002F-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007</Name><Ver>12</Ver><PidType>19</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: 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    Thursday, May 29, 2008 10:29 PM

Answers

  • Hello BinarySpike,

     

      You are correct, the core of your particular issue, centers on the line in your Diagnostic Report that reads:

     

    File Scan Data-->

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\dnsapi.dll[6.0.6000.16615]

     

    This line means that the critical system file dnsapi.dll either

    a)     Has been tampered/modified/become corrupt to the point that its Signature Hash no longer matches the Signature Hash listed in Vista's System Catalog.

    Or

    b)     The dnsapi.dll file has recently been updated but the file's Signature Hash was not updated, in Vista's System Catalog to reflect the updated dnsapi.dll file's new Signature Hash.

     

      Vista compares a Critical System file's Signature Hash with the Signature Hash listed in its System Catalog to determine if that Critical System file has been tampered with.

     

       In the case of the Critical System file dnsapi.dll, on April 8th 2008, Windows Update released Update KB945553. One of the things that this update did was to update Critical System file dnsapi.dll. We believe that, in some rare cases, after the Update updated dnsapi.dll, it failed to update Vista's System Catalog with the file's new Signature Hash. When this happens Vista compares the two Signature Hashes and when they don't match, Vista's anti-piracy system thinks the critical system file has been tampered with and flags Vista as Non-Genuine.

     

      To resolve your issue, we need to get the file's Signature Hash to match what is listed in Vista System Catalog. I can provide a couple of suggestions to do this:

     

    A)    Uninstall/Reinstall Update KB945553: 

    1.     Reboot Vista into Safe Mode

    2.     Go to Control Panel

    3.     On the left hand side of the Controlee panel window, Click on "Classic View"

    4.     Double-click "Programs and Features"

    5.     On the left hand side, under "Tasks" click "View installed updates"

    6.     Sort the updates by "Installed On" date

    7.     Find the Updates installed on (or after) April 8th

    8.     Find the Updated titled "Security Update for Windows Vista (KB945553)"

    9.     Right-Click on the Update and select "Uninstall"

    10.   Reboot into normal mode

    11.   Vista should no longer be in Reduced Functionality mode

     

    12.   You can manually reinstall Update KB945553 by going to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8203d303-c855-4579-9bbf-b06ddf5c1b87&DisplayLang=en  click the "Download" button, then click "open" (if any other windows pop-up, click the 'Allow" or Continue" button.

    13.   When the update is complete, reboot the computer. When the computer reboots, you should see a screen that says something like "Configuring Update..." Do not turn off or reboot your computer until Vista has completed configuring the update.

     

    B)    Repair Windows using System Restore:

    1.     Reboot Vista into Safe Mode

    2.     Go to Control Panel

    3.     On the left hand side of the Controlee 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"

                                              i.    If the last thing that you installed was Update KB945553, then select the "Recommended Restore"

                                             ii.    If you have since installed other software, drivers or updates, then 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 you installed Update KB945553 (would be around April 8th or after).

    6.     Click the "Next" button.

    7.     Reboot back into Normal mode

    8.     Vista should no longer be in Reduced Functionality mode

     

    9.     You can manually reinstall Update KB945553 by going to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8203d303-c855-4579-9bbf-b06ddf5c1b87&DisplayLang=en  click the "Download" button, then click "open" (if any other windows pop-up, click the 'Allow" or Continue" button.

    10.   When the update is complete, reboot the computer. When the computer reboots, you should see a screen that says something like "Configuring Update..." Do not turn off or reboot your computer until Vista has completed configuring the update.

     

     If, after you reinstall the update, you re-experience the issue again, please go to the Windows Update Solution Center at http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6527#tab0 or create a (no cost) Windows Update support request at http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527

     

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

    Thursday, May 29, 2008 10:52 PM
  • Hello BinarySpike,

     

      Microsoft allows all Critical and Importent updates (such as KB94553) to be downloaded and installed, by anyone, regardless of Genuine Status. This means that niether the Microsoft Download site nor the Update KB94553 itself, checks if Vista is Genuine or not.

     

      Vista usually does not allow an update to be installed that is already install. If you do try to install a update that is already installed in Vista, you will receive the error "This Update does not appy to your computer". Therefore, it would appear that KB94553 has not yet been uninstalled from your Vista (i.e. steps 8 & 9). Be sure that you follow all the steps that I have provided and do not attempt to install the update untill you are sure it has been uninstalled.

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager 

     

     

    Friday, May 30, 2008 10:34 PM
  • Hello BinarySpike,

     

      If that is the case, then my only other suggestions would be to either follow the "Repair Windows using System Restore" steps, contact Vista support at http://support.microsoft.com or reinstall Vista.

     

    I'm sorry I couldn't be more help,

    Darin

     

    Wednesday, June 4, 2008 9:31 PM

All replies

  • Hello BinarySpike,

     

      You are correct, the core of your particular issue, centers on the line in your Diagnostic Report that reads:

     

    File Scan Data-->

    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\dnsapi.dll[6.0.6000.16615]

     

    This line means that the critical system file dnsapi.dll either

    a)     Has been tampered/modified/become corrupt to the point that its Signature Hash no longer matches the Signature Hash listed in Vista's System Catalog.

    Or

    b)     The dnsapi.dll file has recently been updated but the file's Signature Hash was not updated, in Vista's System Catalog to reflect the updated dnsapi.dll file's new Signature Hash.

     

      Vista compares a Critical System file's Signature Hash with the Signature Hash listed in its System Catalog to determine if that Critical System file has been tampered with.

     

       In the case of the Critical System file dnsapi.dll, on April 8th 2008, Windows Update released Update KB945553. One of the things that this update did was to update Critical System file dnsapi.dll. We believe that, in some rare cases, after the Update updated dnsapi.dll, it failed to update Vista's System Catalog with the file's new Signature Hash. When this happens Vista compares the two Signature Hashes and when they don't match, Vista's anti-piracy system thinks the critical system file has been tampered with and flags Vista as Non-Genuine.

     

      To resolve your issue, we need to get the file's Signature Hash to match what is listed in Vista System Catalog. I can provide a couple of suggestions to do this:

     

    A)    Uninstall/Reinstall Update KB945553: 

    1.     Reboot Vista into Safe Mode

    2.     Go to Control Panel

    3.     On the left hand side of the Controlee panel window, Click on "Classic View"

    4.     Double-click "Programs and Features"

    5.     On the left hand side, under "Tasks" click "View installed updates"

    6.     Sort the updates by "Installed On" date

    7.     Find the Updates installed on (or after) April 8th

    8.     Find the Updated titled "Security Update for Windows Vista (KB945553)"

    9.     Right-Click on the Update and select "Uninstall"

    10.   Reboot into normal mode

    11.   Vista should no longer be in Reduced Functionality mode

     

    12.   You can manually reinstall Update KB945553 by going to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8203d303-c855-4579-9bbf-b06ddf5c1b87&DisplayLang=en  click the "Download" button, then click "open" (if any other windows pop-up, click the 'Allow" or Continue" button.

    13.   When the update is complete, reboot the computer. When the computer reboots, you should see a screen that says something like "Configuring Update..." Do not turn off or reboot your computer until Vista has completed configuring the update.

     

    B)    Repair Windows using System Restore:

    1.     Reboot Vista into Safe Mode

    2.     Go to Control Panel

    3.     On the left hand side of the Controlee 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"

                                              i.    If the last thing that you installed was Update KB945553, then select the "Recommended Restore"

                                             ii.    If you have since installed other software, drivers or updates, then 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 you installed Update KB945553 (would be around April 8th or after).

    6.     Click the "Next" button.

    7.     Reboot back into Normal mode

    8.     Vista should no longer be in Reduced Functionality mode

     

    9.     You can manually reinstall Update KB945553 by going to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8203d303-c855-4579-9bbf-b06ddf5c1b87&DisplayLang=en  click the "Download" button, then click "open" (if any other windows pop-up, click the 'Allow" or Continue" button.

    10.   When the update is complete, reboot the computer. When the computer reboots, you should see a screen that says something like "Configuring Update..." Do not turn off or reboot your computer until Vista has completed configuring the update.

     

     If, after you reinstall the update, you re-experience the issue again, please go to the Windows Update Solution Center at http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6527#tab0 or create a (no cost) Windows Update support request at http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527

     

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

    Thursday, May 29, 2008 10:52 PM
  • I've read this post before, I did my homework before posting thank you.

    12.   You can manually reinstall Update KB945553 by going to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8203d303-c855-4579-9bbf-b06ddf5c1b87&DisplayLang=en  click the "Download" button, then click "open" (if any other windows pop-up, click the 'Allow" or Continue" button.

    13.   When the update is complete, reboot the computer. When the computer reboots, you should see a screen that says something like "Configuring Update..." Do not turn off or reboot your computer until Vista has completed configuring the update.



    This is where I'm having trouble.  After "Continue" it will popup a dialog telling me that the version of vista is pirated and windows update cannot work.  Then it roughly says, "does not apply to your computer".


    Friday, May 30, 2008 2:52 AM
  • Hello BinarySpike,

     

      Microsoft allows all Critical and Importent updates (such as KB94553) to be downloaded and installed, by anyone, regardless of Genuine Status. This means that niether the Microsoft Download site nor the Update KB94553 itself, checks if Vista is Genuine or not.

     

      Vista usually does not allow an update to be installed that is already install. If you do try to install a update that is already installed in Vista, you will receive the error "This Update does not appy to your computer". Therefore, it would appear that KB94553 has not yet been uninstalled from your Vista (i.e. steps 8 & 9). Be sure that you follow all the steps that I have provided and do not attempt to install the update untill you are sure it has been uninstalled.

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager 

     

     

    Friday, May 30, 2008 10:34 PM
  • That's the problem, There is no KB94553 to uninstall.

    I ended up pulling dnsapi.dll out of C:\Windows\winsxs

    However windows update breaks with error code 800B0100 (the fix for this is an inplace upgrade, which needs to be avoided)
    Sunday, June 1, 2008 12:33 AM
  • For future reference, here is a list of all installed updates from Programs and Features > Installed Updates.

    • 2007 Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1)
    • KB946974 Security update for Excell 2007
    • KB947801 Security update for Office 2007
    • KB947590 Security update for Visio 2007
    • KB946691 Office 2007 Update
    • KB931906 Security Update for CAPICOM
    • 3 TaxCut 2007 updates
    Monday, June 2, 2008 3:15 PM
  • Hello BinarySpike,

     

      If that is the case, then my only other suggestions would be to either follow the "Repair Windows using System Restore" steps, contact Vista support at http://support.microsoft.com or reinstall Vista.

     

    I'm sorry I couldn't be more help,

    Darin

     

    Wednesday, June 4, 2008 9:31 PM