Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Is Java still a security risk?


  • Please log in to reply

#106
scarlet.rose

scarlet.rose

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 270 posts

I cannot log into Safe Mode with Networking - won't let me because I haven't activated this new Windows copy.

 

Will only let me use Safe Mode.

 

In Safe Mode I cannot see status of drivers, can only see that they appear to be installed.

 

https://community.sp...ndows-xp-repair


Edited by scarlet.rose, 23 August 2016 - 08:38 AM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#107
RKinner

RKinner

    Malware Expert

  • Expert
  • 20,031 posts
  • MVP

So did you do what was in your link?  Did it help any?


  • 0

#108
scarlet.rose

scarlet.rose

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 270 posts

No I haven't tried that yet. I found it as my session was about to end on the computer I was using in the library yesterday......placed it here quickly, didn't want to lose it. Will try to print it out.


  • 0

#109
scarlet.rose

scarlet.rose

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 270 posts

The instructions in that link worked.....to a degree.

 

I am on my computer now writing this in Normal Mode with a network connection for the first time since the repair installation!

 

BUT

 

I still can't activate windows - Activation Wizard still won't display (see picture).

 

A box appeared earlier stating that the activation file was corrupt?

 

I have to find a way to deal with this, I've read that I won't be able to use my computer after 30 days if not. >>

 

https://wefixitonlin...bypass-windows-

 

xp-activation


Edited by scarlet.rose, 24 August 2016 - 04:31 PM.

  • 0

#110
RKinner

RKinner

    Malware Expert

  • Expert
  • 20,031 posts
  • MVP

https://support.micr...en-us/kb/312295


  • 1

#111
scarlet.rose

scarlet.rose

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 270 posts
Thank you for that useful information.

Other problem is...seller (who sells refurbished pcs) sold the "genuine" (and I think it is) CD I used without a product key, stating that you could use the one you already have.

I have asked him if Microsoft will accept the key that his CD placed on my computer, but he hasn't answered that particular question (although he has really tried to help me with this issue).

I don't know how licensing works with Microsoft?
  • 0

#112
RKinner

RKinner

    Malware Expert

  • Expert
  • 20,031 posts
  • MVP

Sent you a PM.  Assuming you have XP Home if that's not the case let me know.


  • 1

#113
scarlet.rose

scarlet.rose

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 270 posts
Answered. I have XP SP3 Home Edition.

I've been working hard on this computer for some time, feel very tired....

But have learnt so much from you and several other technical guys here in the past.

Computer is running so much better, it was practically grinding to a halt....

And those irritating network dll loading errors are not showing anymore in MiniToolBox! Will post later. :)

Edited by scarlet.rose, 24 August 2016 - 07:05 PM.

  • 0

#114
RKinner

RKinner

    Malware Expert

  • Expert
  • 20,031 posts
  • MVP

 
Download Internet Explorer 8 and Hotfix KB946501, burn them to disc
 
 
Start your PC and repeatedly hit F8 to get the safe mode menu.
 
Choose safe mode with command prompt only (if you are unable to enter safe mode otherwise)
 
When the command prompt appears type "explorer"
 
Should load the Windows GUI behind the cmd window
 
Install the KB946501 hotfix from your disc (may not need if you're not multicore)
 
Install IE8
 
Reboot normally in to Windows, you should be able to activate as usual.
 
Apparently the activation Window is dependant upon IE.

 

 


  • 0

#115
scarlet.rose

scarlet.rose

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 270 posts

I did follow Microsoft pre XP repair installation instructions here relating to IE 8:

 

https://support.micr...en-gb/kb/917964


I downloaded IE 8 from the FileHippo link you gave me beforehand.....

 

Then I removed it from the computer via Recovery Console before carrying out the repair installation and reinstalled it from the new download afterwards. There was no 'remove' option for it in Add/Remove programs.

 

We decided to skip IE 6 part.

 

I've never burnt anything to a disc (wouldn't know how to), I haven't got any, but will get some if you think I need to. I have several USB flash drives.

 

I've seen that Hotfix KB946501 is for XP SP2 not XP SP3?

 

Cant find a download of it to check, Microsoft have pulled so much XP related stuff.

 

There's no longer anything in that link unfortunately:

 

Hotfix KB946501 http://support.micro....aspx/kb/946501


Edited by scarlet.rose, 25 August 2016 - 09:49 AM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#116
RKinner

RKinner

    Malware Expert

  • Expert
  • 20,031 posts
  • MVP

Probably you don't need the  Hotfix.  I think it said it was for multicore processors anyway.

 

If you have a USB drive that's as good as a CD.

 

Where do you live anyway?


  • 0

#117
scarlet.rose

scarlet.rose

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 270 posts

You think I should uninstall IE 8 and reinstall it - same download as before?

 

I still cannot view lots of pages in IE 8.

 

If only I could install a later version of IE.....might work, but not compatible with XP.

 

Microsoft wanted the Installation ID when I called - this I can't get without the Activation Window displaying.

 

I live in London.


  • 0

#118
RKinner

RKinner

    Malware Expert

  • Expert
  • 20,031 posts
  • MVP

I expect you need to install adobe flash to get IE to work on all websites.  adobe.com  Don't let them install their optional junk.  Just uncheck the Optional stuff before you hit the download button.

 

Does the

 

oobe/msoobe /a

 

Not bring up the Activation Dialog?

 

https://command-tab....inutes-or-less/


  • 0

#119
scarlet.rose

scarlet.rose

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 270 posts

Ok, IE says it cannot connect to those pages, but have no problems with Firefox.

 

Does the

 

oobe/msoobe /a

 

Not bring up the Activation Dialog?

 

No, strangely enough it does not, I tried that earlier: >>

 

'oobe' is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

 

?

 

I also saw that 'This file is corrupt' box.

 

When those keys were rejected during set up I was warned about not entering the key then, as it could cause a problem with activation later, however, I had no other choice but to click 'next'.

 

I called Microsoft again today.......wanted to see what another advisor would say.......he recommended to try reinstalling.

 

Obviously apprehensive about that, but I have a major problem. What do you think, I don't want to make things worse?

 

Although I would prefer not to, I'm also thinking of using the bypass method if there are no other options left. I did have a licensed copy.

 

Is Colorado home for you?

 

**Just opened 'Activate Windows' in Start > All Programs > Properties......please see attached image.

 


Edited by scarlet.rose, 25 August 2016 - 05:25 PM.

  • 0

#120
RKinner

RKinner

    Malware Expert

  • Expert
  • 20,031 posts
  • MVP

The path for oobe is wrong in your shortcut.  It should just be:  c:\windows\system32\oobe\msoobe /a

 

If you open a command prompt (Start, All Programs,Accessories, Command Prompt) 

and type;

cd  \windows\system32\oobe

and hit Enter it will put you in the correct folder.  (I use two spaces to show you where one space goes)  Then type:

msoobe  /a

and hit Enter.  

 

Florida is home these days (we used to live on Orcas Island off the coast of Washington state)  but we are hiding from the Florida summer heat in Winter Park high up in the mountains of Colorado west of Denver.  We're at 8900 feet (2700 meters).  Air is a bit thin but we don't need air conditioning.  In fact we've had to have the heat on a bit these last 3 days.  


  • 1






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP