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Activation Problem with XP Professional after Repair Install

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by vk, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. vk

    vk Flightless Bird

    Ok, the short story. My system wouldn't start up even into safe command
    prompt. So, I put in the XP disk and Repaired the installation. After that
    it boots up fine, comes up to the login screen, even loads my custom desktop
    picture. I log in (it even logs into my domain) and it says, Windows needs
    to Activate in order to run.
    That didn't surprise me. I click yes. Nothing ever happens (well not for
    30 minutes). My screen is blank except for my desktop background and mouse
    pointer. No CTRL ALT DEL, no ALT Tab, nothing. The only things that tell me
    the pc is still running is my mouse will pop into a circle if I hit the left
    cntrl key (it does that) and if I hit shift 5 times the disability help
    functions come up.
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "vk" <vk@discussions.microsoft.com> said this in news item
    news:BB1805E6-D479-4FE9-AE5B-4BBAFE25742D@microsoft.com...
    > Ok, the short story. My system wouldn't start up even into safe command
    > prompt. So, I put in the XP disk and Repaired the installation. After
    > that
    > it boots up fine, comes up to the login screen, even loads my custom
    > desktop
    > picture. I log in (it even logs into my domain) and it says, Windows
    > needs
    > to Activate in order to run.
    > That didn't surprise me. I click yes. Nothing ever happens (well not for
    > 30 minutes). My screen is blank except for my desktop background and
    > mouse
    > pointer. No CTRL ALT DEL, no ALT Tab, nothing. The only things that tell
    > me
    > the pc is still running is my mouse will pop into a circle if I hit the
    > left
    > cntrl key (it does that) and if I hit shift 5 times the disability help
    > functions come up.


    I would reboot, then try again. If still unsuccessful then I would ring the
    nearest Microsoft office.
     

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