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mlferris

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I have removed a virus, repaired OS Windows XP and the computer will not completely boot I receive a window "Windows Product Activation" Red dot with x "A problem has prevented Windows from accurately checking the status of the license for this computer (which has a legal copy ). To proceed your copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft. Do you want to activate Windows now yes or No. If i check yes the screen becomes blue with mouse arrow on screen and freezes there. Can anyone help??

Edited by mlferris, 08 June 2011 - 11:13 PM.

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phillpower2

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Hi mlferris :)
Is the computer capable of connecting to the internet when this happens?
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Boot into Safe Mode (not Safe Mode with Networking).
Uninstall Internet Explorer 8. You can do this from Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs, or by going to C:\windows\ie8\ and in the SPuninst folder there is a file you can run that does the same job as Control Panel.
After removing Ie8, restart the computer. Activation should now work.
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no when
I try to boot in safe mode with networking,
I get this Windows Product activation message
"This copy of windows must be activated with microsoft before you can continue. You cannot log on until you activate Windows Because activation cannot occur in safe mode, please restart your computer in nomal mode to activate windows."
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no when
I try to boot in safe mode with networking,
I get this Windows Product activation message
"This copy of windows must be activated with microsoft before you can continue. You cannot log on until you activate Windows Because activation cannot occur in safe mode, please restart your computer in nomal mode to activate windows."


Which is why I said not to use that option.
Boot in normal Safe Mode to remove IE8. You don't need the networking.
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Thanks have gotten it up and running.
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Have same problem but ie6 which installed with windows
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http://www.xpheads.c...html#post751953


See above. Windows repair install leaves ie6 installed. Previously installed ie8 causes corruption of IE.
Install IE8

Worked for me
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