xp activation problems

  andrewmahoney 22:46 11 Jun 2007
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Hi hope someone can help.... icant seem to get past the initial log in icon on my pc..When i click on it i am prompted to activate my copy of windows..If i click on no the system returnes to the log on screen..If i click to activate now the screen goes blue and stays like that for a few miniutes befor going back to the log on screen..there i have two choices,switch off,or activate windows,which only starts the process again.... help!!

  xania 09:22 12 Jun 2007

I would say that you have a corrupt file. Have you tried loading your last successful boot? <F8> at the end of POST then select to load last succesful.

  A-Nonymous 12:53 12 Jun 2007

It may be time to get the XP disk out to reinstalll windows. As long as you havent activated it already you arent wasting any money.

  andrewmahoney 23:27 12 Jun 2007

Thanks for the advice..Tried re-installing xp today..gets half then tells me some files are missing..Continuing finishes the installation but sadlly stil has the activation problem.tryed the normal chkdsk /r fixboot fixmbr etc.. So i have decided to format and start from new!!luckily i save all my files to a separat hard drive,its stil a pain though.

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