Just switched on my sons pc...

and all I get is the pc saying
windows is preventing accurately checking licence of pc with error code: 0x80070002
It will not let me in at all!
Is there anyway of getting past this?
if so can you advise me thank you in advance.

  anskyber 17:05 29 Aug 06

Have tried the microsoft site and done as it says but my sons pc does not have the 2 following registry keys in windows registry which they tell you delete they are:
HKEY_USERS\DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\providers
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Cryptograhy\Providers

Any other ideas?

  anskyber 17:25 29 Aug 06

Have you tried the system drive letter change in the second part of the guidance?

would you think that would be the problem as it does warn you not to muck about with lettering of drives?

  anskyber 17:32 29 Aug 06

As always it depends on your level of competence; in all honesty I have not done it before so I am the wrong person to say, yeh, just go ahead.

is it worth just reinstalling windows again?
as it seems nothing is working?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:42 29 Aug 06

Repair XP by install over the top of existing systm

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP
click here

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