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  • I had windows reinstalled and the product key was put on it and everything was fine until the other day windows started asking me to validate my copy.  When I clicked ok it told me windows had already been validated and would load normally.  A couple days have passed and now with the same request poping up everytime I load.  Now when it asks and goes to the validation request it again says that I've already validated but this time it logs out of windows and goes back to the validation screen asking me to validate if I want to continue.  I click ok, it tells me it's already validated, re-loads and requests me to validate again.  I can't even load my computer and get past this window and I"ve tried to load it from the disk with no response.
    Monday, July 6, 2009 2:46 AM

Answers

  • Hello Troy Archie,

    It is expected behavior for the Activation Servers to reject your activation if you have activated that one license for XP three times in two months.

    Open up the Activation Wizard and choose the option "Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to active Windows now."

    The activation wizard will display your local/regional phone number and generate an installation ID  of about 48-54 characters.  Once you call, you'll connect to an automated system that will have you enter the installation ID, and if approved for activation, the system will give you a 48-54 character activation ID to enter into the Activation Wizard, after which the installation of Windows will be activated.

    If the system rejects your activation request, choose the option to speak with a live activation representative.  Answer their questions and explain that you had to reinstall several times due to Windows problems.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Friday, July 10, 2009 5:22 AM

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  • Hello Troy Archie,

    Possible fix here:  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/312295

    Post back to let us know if it worked for you.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Monday, July 6, 2009 5:56 AM
  • No this didn't work.  I couldn't get past Step 3.  I can't remove the RESETS under the Notify directory because it's not even there.  Also, in step 4 #6 I'm confused what it means by "modify any character that appears in the Value data box."  Delete I assume?  I try to but when I click OK I get the error "Can't edit 00BETimer: error writing value's new content"
    Help!
    Tuesday, July 7, 2009 2:37 AM
  • Hello Troy Archie,

    You wrote, "Also, in step 4 #6 I'm confused what it means by "modify any character that appears in the Value data box."  Delete I assume?"

    You can't delete because that changes the total number of characters and will generate the error message you are getting.  Instead, just change any character to any other character, for instance, if there is a "5" change it to a "b" or similar.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Tuesday, July 7, 2009 4:50 AM
  • And again, when I try to modify this file and change any characters I get the same error.  Also, when I go about searching for the reset5 files as in Step 8 the search comes up empty.  
    Wednesday, July 8, 2009 2:09 AM
  • Hello Troy Archie,

    At this point, your best option might be to use an offline Operatig System (BartPE, Ultimate Boot CD, WindowsPE) to start the computer so that you can backup and offload your data, then do a clean installation.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Wednesday, July 8, 2009 3:57 AM
  • Alright, I've formatted Windows and my hard drive and am now in the process of setting everything back up.  Now when I try to activate Windows it tells me that the Key has been used too many times and can't be used.  This is the 3rd time I've had to format my computer in the last 2 months because of Windows problems.  I'm a paid customer and this is ____.  To top it all off the disc I own is defective and is garbage.  Luckily I manged to borrow someone else's disc for the install.
    Friday, July 10, 2009 3:42 AM
  • Hello Troy Archie,

    It is expected behavior for the Activation Servers to reject your activation if you have activated that one license for XP three times in two months.

    Open up the Activation Wizard and choose the option "Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to active Windows now."

    The activation wizard will display your local/regional phone number and generate an installation ID  of about 48-54 characters.  Once you call, you'll connect to an automated system that will have you enter the installation ID, and if approved for activation, the system will give you a 48-54 character activation ID to enter into the Activation Wizard, after which the installation of Windows will be activated.

    If the system rejects your activation request, choose the option to speak with a live activation representative.  Answer their questions and explain that you had to reinstall several times due to Windows problems.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Friday, July 10, 2009 5:22 AM
  • I have done all of what you stated new activations # through windows phone service and I'm still getting windows needs to be activated and authenticated.  I have windows xp for 8 yrs already and never had this problem until now.  I'm afraid one day I wont be able to get on my computer because of this problem why is this happening???????  And also I cant get a phone number on Microsofts website to speak to a normal person to help me.
    Thursday, July 23, 2009 11:06 AM