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  • <p>I have the same problem as "Seawulf"&nbsp; "<span name="subject">Why is Win 7 64 bit suddenly saying “You may be a victim of software counterfeiting”?</span></p><p>the link to my "CBS log" and "componets file" is:</p><p><a href="https://blu002.mail.live.com/mail/InboxLight.aspx?n=1000672628#!https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=724fbcc1b9d9c19b!cid=724FBCC1B9D9C19B&id=724FBCC1B9D9C19B%21128">https://blu002.mail.live.com/mail/InboxLight.aspx?n=1000672628#!https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=724fbcc1b9d9c19b!cid=724FBCC1B9D9C19B&amp;id=724FBCC1B9D9C19B%21128</a></p><p>I am trying to re-activate because I may have mistaken an "8" as a "B", but I am being denied "permission". I will keep tryin till I receive a reply though.</p><p>Thank you,</p><p>Dale Goad</p><p></p><p>Noel D Paton&nbsp;replied the followin to "Seawulf"</p><p>The error you have is one that is often indicative of severe file corruption.</p><p>Let's see if that's the case here...</p><p></p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;"></p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;">Please run a full CHKDSK and SFC scan....</p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;">Click on Start &gt; All Programs &gt; Accessories</p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;">Right-click on the Command Prompt entry</p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;">Select Run as Administrator and accept the UAC prompt - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up.</p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;"></p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;"><span></span>At the Command prompt, type</p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;"><span style="font-weight:bold;"><span></span>CHKDSK C: /R</span></p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;"><span></span>and hit the Enter key.</p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;"></p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;"><span></span>You will be told that the drive is locked,</p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;"><span></span>and the CHKDSK will run at he next boot - hit the Y key, and then reboot.</p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;"><span></span>The CHKDSK will take a few hours depending on the size<span> </span>of the drive, so be patient!</p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;"><span></span>After the CHKDSK has run, Windows should boot normally<span> </span>(possibly after a second auto-reboot) - </p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;"></p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;">then run the SFC.</p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;"></p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;"><span style="font-style:italic;"><span></span>SFC -System File Checker - Instructions</span></p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;">Click on Start &gt; All Programs &gt; Accessories</p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;">Right-click on the Command Prompt entry</p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;">Select Run as Administrator and accept the UAC prompt - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up.</p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;"><span></span>At the Command prompt, type</p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;"><span style="font-weight:bold;"><span></span>SFC /SCANNOW</span></p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;"><span></span>and hit the Enter key</p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;"></p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;"><span></span>Wait for the scan to finish - make a note of any error messages - and then reboot.</p><p style="margin:0in;font-family:'Segoe UI';font-size:10pt;"><span></span>Copy the<span style="font-style:italic;">CBS.log</span> file created to your desktop (you can't manipulate it directly) and then compress the copy and upload it to your SkyDrive (<a href="http://skydrive.live.com">http://skydrive.live.com</a> ) and post a link to it so that I can take a look.</p>
    Saturday, November 17, 2012 8:35 PM

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  • To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
    (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
     Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
     To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
      - **in your own thread**, please
     
    Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Saturday, November 17, 2012 8:53 PM
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