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  • Hello. Turned on my laptop this morning and was welcomed by this error message. I checked a few similar threads but haven't found any solution. I've gone into safe mode and uninstalled my Kaspersky antivirus software (which was tricky to do, had to fool around in regedit to make that possible) but that didn't solve anything. I still get this error message and limited Windows functionality when I start in normal mode. Not sure if it is relevant but it is a Dell laptop, and it has been having some trouble recently. It keeps trying to install service pack 2 but always fails, and it has started freezing more often as well.

    Here are my diagnostics:

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0011.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50

    Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070426
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4WD8X-M9WM7-CH4CG
    Windows Product Key Hash: EkdqJZ28Y9zyrh7DU/lHNjTXlQY=
    Windows Product ID: 89572-OEM-7332166-00096
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00010300.1.0.002
    ID: {DD8C7888-8195-482E-A55C-A11EFEE3B0B1}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6001.vistasp1_gdr.090805-0102
    TTS Error: M:20091209121719103-
    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
    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\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.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\kernel32.dll[6.0.6001.18215]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\rpcrt4.dll[6.0.6001.18247]

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{DD8C7888-8195-482E-A55C-A11EFEE3B0B1}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0011.0</Version><OS>6.0.6001.2.00010300.1.0.002</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-CH4CG</PKey><PID>89572-OEM-7332166-00096</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1062335834-3648972931-1610371207</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>Inspiron 1318                   </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>A04</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20090115000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>C0313507018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>1009</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>DELL  </OEMID><OEMTableID>M09    </OEMTableID></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: QAAAAAIABgABAAIAAgABAAAAAwABAAEAJJT+dpyLwU7GfbKv9qJIXWK4RoNqJDpV8LSN7/L0wmdkA/5RrFZGyg==

    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          M09   
      FACP            DELL          M09   
      HPET            DELL          M09   
      MCFG            DELL          M09   
      SLIC            DELL          M09   
      SSDT            PmRef        CpuPm






    And this is the code I get when I try to validate Windows: [0x80070426]

    Obviously my copy of Windows is valid and the problem lies elsewhere. Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks
    Wednesday, December 9, 2009 1:05 PM

Answers

  • Hello dcook22,

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

    File Scan Data-->
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\kernel32.dll[6.0.6001.18215]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\rpcrt4.dll[6.0.6001.18247]

     

    This means the file has been Tampered, Modified or has become Corrupt. Vista see this as an attack to bypass it's Licensing security.

    To resolve the issue, you need to either repair file .

    First try repairing Windows using System Restore:

    1)    Reboot Vista into Safe Mode

    2)    Click the ‘Start’ button

    3)    In the Start Search field, type: System Restore and hit “Enter” keyboard key

    4)    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.

    5)    Click the "Next" button.

    6)    Reboot back into Normal mode

    7)    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 possible.

    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 neither of these sets of steps resolves the issue, my only other suggestions would be either to contact Vista support at http://support.microsoft.com or reinstall Vista.

    Thank you,
    Darin MS

    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, December 9, 2009 9:35 PM
    Wednesday, December 9, 2009 9:35 PM

All replies

  • Hello dcook22,

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

    File Scan Data-->
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\kernel32.dll[6.0.6001.18215]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\rpcrt4.dll[6.0.6001.18247]

     

    This means the file has been Tampered, Modified or has become Corrupt. Vista see this as an attack to bypass it's Licensing security.

    To resolve the issue, you need to either repair file .

    First try repairing Windows using System Restore:

    1)    Reboot Vista into Safe Mode

    2)    Click the ‘Start’ button

    3)    In the Start Search field, type: System Restore and hit “Enter” keyboard key

    4)    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.

    5)    Click the "Next" button.

    6)    Reboot back into Normal mode

    7)    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 possible.

    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 neither of these sets of steps resolves the issue, my only other suggestions would be either to contact Vista support at http://support.microsoft.com or reinstall Vista.

    Thank you,
    Darin MS

    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, December 9, 2009 9:35 PM
    Wednesday, December 9, 2009 9:35 PM
  • Darin,

    I am receiving the same message now too. I tried all the tips you gave dcook.  When I go into safe mode to try the System Restore, my computer will not allow me to Restore from a previous day.  It says something along the lines of a file in C:/ being corrupt and that it must be cleaned before opening.

    Then, when I try the system scan, my computer does not allow me to open the cmd.exe file as an administrator.  I believe it said that I donot have enough room on the computer (in different terms, I don't remember exactly the wording).

    Is there anything else you can tell me or do I need to contact tech?

    Thanks,
    Mike
    Thursday, December 10, 2009 10:17 PM
  • Hello mstevensIU,

      If the resolution steps did not work for you, then you do not have the same issue as the original poster.

      Most Non-Genuine issues look and behave the same (and may even give the same error message or code) but the cause and fix are different.  This is why we ask that all users create thier own thread for their specific issue and include a Diagnostic Report.

    Thank you,
    Darin MS
    Friday, December 11, 2009 7:27 PM