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Xp Reactivation Loop Error

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#1 bravewon


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Posted 12 September 2007 - 01:33 AM

Ok, I just bought this computer from a private party. I also just bought a duel monitor video card for my new computer.
Its running XP HOME EDITION. It is a legal copy, I checked the key on another site.
I installed the new video card and when I go to log in from the welcome screen it says that I have to activate windows XP.
So I say no and it spits me back out to log in. Then I say yes and it logs me in and then says Im already activated and then logs me back out to the welcome screen.
Well, then I rebooted in safe mode and logged in as administrator and it didnt ask me for anything, in the system - cool right?
So now what can I do to stop this looping activate - already activated glitch so I can log in normal mode as user W/admin rights? ?
Any help, ideas would be great.

Edited by bravewon, 12 September 2007 - 01:40 AM.

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#2 jos789


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Posted 12 September 2007 - 03:06 AM

If you just bought it, I don't think you have something important on the computer and I would do a reinstall --> format and install from scratch.

Edited by jos789, 12 September 2007 - 03:07 AM.

#3 WinCrazy


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Posted 12 September 2007 - 01:13 PM

Hi bravewon. You can be sure you have a good install (no errors or malware) if you reinstall.

Do you also have the Install/Recovery and drivers discs ?

If you think this install is OK you could simply log into the Administrator account and create a new user account. This may cure the login hocus-pocus. After testing it sucessfully you could delete the old account.

#4 garmanma


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Posted 12 September 2007 - 03:47 PM

Just curious, what other site did you use to verify the key? Was it a Micro$oft site?
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Posted 12 September 2007 - 03:54 PM



Me too.

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