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Rider
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      11-18-2004
A computer which boots up and says it needs to be activated before you can
continue using it. So you click on yes activate now and a dialog box pops up
saying its already been activated, so click the ok button and it logs you
off.

I can get into the system via safe mode. Is there anyway of rectifying this?
I havent come across it before ... anyone had this problem and was able to
resolve it without a reload?

Rider


 
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Dave - Dave.net.nz
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      11-18-2004
Rider wrote:
> A computer which boots up and says it needs to be activated before you can
> continue using it. So you click on yes activate now and a dialog box pops up
> saying its already been activated, so click the ok button and it logs you
> off.


Ring MS.
it's not hard... ~5 mins on the phone last time I did it.
 
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Brett Roberts
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      11-19-2004
"Rider" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>A computer which boots up and says it needs to be activated before you can
>continue using it. So you click on yes activate now and a dialog box pops
>up saying its already been activated, so click the ok button and it logs
>you off.
>
> I can get into the system via safe mode. Is there anyway of rectifying
> this? I havent come across it before ... anyone had this problem and was
> able to resolve it without a reload?
>
> Rider
>
>


Please call Microsoft Services on 0800 800-004, they should be able to sort
this out for you

Brett Roberts
Microsoft NZ


 
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-[Myth]-
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      11-19-2004
On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 12:15:46 +1300, Rider wrote:

> A computer which boots up and says it needs to be activated before you can
> continue using it. So you click on yes activate now and a dialog box pops up
> saying its already been activated, so click the ok button and it logs you
> off.
>
> I can get into the system via safe mode. Is there anyway of rectifying this?
> I havent come across it before ... anyone had this problem and was able to
> resolve it without a reload?
>
> Rider


You could use an "unofficial" "fix" (commonly found on p2p networks) which
would of course not be allowed under the terms of the Windows EULA, or you
could install a "backup" version of Windows which doesn't have activation
(corporate), But i would recommend calling MS first, you did pay them for
it so you have a right to be ****ed off that their gay copy protection is
hindering your use of the product.
 
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PseUDO
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      11-19-2004
Rider wrote:
> A computer which boots up and says it needs to be activated before you can
> continue using it. So you click on yes activate now and a dialog box pops up
> saying its already been activated, so click the ok button and it logs you
> off.
>
> I can get into the system via safe mode. Is there anyway of rectifying this?
> I havent come across it before ... anyone had this problem and was able to
> resolve it without a reload?
>
> Rider
>
>

Sounds like the "activation" file is corrupted, it's stored in the
windows/system32 folder with the name "wpa.dbl", it you can boot to a
command prompt before starting windows, and delete this file, you should
then just be able to activate again when windows re-starts.

PseUDO
 
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Rider
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      11-21-2004

"-[Myth]-" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 12:15:46 +1300, Rider wrote:
>
>> A computer which boots up and says it needs to be activated before you
>> can
>> continue using it. So you click on yes activate now and a dialog box pops
>> up
>> saying its already been activated, so click the ok button and it logs you
>> off.
>>
>> I can get into the system via safe mode. Is there anyway of rectifying
>> this?
>> I havent come across it before ... anyone had this problem and was able
>> to
>> resolve it without a reload?
>>
>> Rider

>
> You could use an "unofficial" "fix" (commonly found on p2p networks) which
> would of course not be allowed under the terms of the Windows EULA, or you
> could install a "backup" version of Windows which doesn't have activation
> (corporate), But i would recommend calling MS first, you did pay them for
> it so you have a right to be ****ed off that their gay copy protection is
> hindering your use of the product.


Herein lies the problem. Its not mine. A woman phoned my business with this
problem. After a bit of trying to fix it I then posted here, as I've never
seen this error before. I had already tried what I found on the net
regarding the wpa files with no luck.

So I go back to the client so I could phone MS from onsite with her product
key. I should have realised when she originally told me that a 'friend' had
built the machine for her, but didnt even think about it. She had a pirate
copy of XP .... which might explain this error LOL She didnt know what a
pirate copy was and asked why he would do that.

So to put her mind at rest, I destroyed her pirate copy and supplied an
authentic new copy for her with licence key etc. Bloody backyard computer
people ... "Sure I can build you one cheap" wankers. Its these idiots that
make us all look bad.

Rider


 
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Stewbaby
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      11-23-2004
"Brett Roberts" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:<419d50b5$(E-Mail Removed)>...
> "Rider" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:N2and.3608$(E-Mail Removed)...
> >A computer which boots up and says it needs to be activated before you can
> >continue using it. So you click on yes activate now and a dialog box pops
> >up saying its already been activated, so click the ok button and it logs
> >you off.
> >
> > I can get into the system via safe mode. Is there anyway of rectifying
> > this? I havent come across it before ... anyone had this problem and was
> > able to resolve it without a reload?
> >
> > Rider
> >
> >

>
> Please call Microsoft Services on 0800 800-004, they should be able to sort
> this out for you
>
> Brett Roberts
> Microsoft NZ


Thanks for that Brett... that's not much good if the PC is at a
church, doesn't have internet connection, and the activation is
required on a Sunday before a church service (like happened to me).

It appears that the unspoken "between Australian Business Hours" has
been left off your response.

The fun part here is that two weeks after XP Pro required activation,
Office XP did... thanks Microsoft! For what it's worth, the church
had to pay full retail for the products, so despite what Micrsoft
thinks, we are not all thieves.

Oh... OpenOffice works fine on that PC now, after Excel pooh'd itself
and we only need the "presentation tool" anyway.

Stewart
Napier, NZ
 
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