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Activate Window can not be read

by mark5775 / April 17, 2011 3:29 AM PDT
Try to give all relative info. Computer got infected with trojan.Zefarch. XP machine sits behind a router with Norton Corporate Edition anti virus. Virus took out restore points, Windows came up with message that computer substantially changed so have to re-activate it. Norton could not completely remove virus. Now when I boot machine it says "Windows need to be Activated". I answer yes but the window that opens has two very small windows in the top left and right corner. So small they can't be read. I tried copying the wpa.dbl file from a similar pc but that didn't work. The computer is a old Dell that came with Windows Home SP1. I purchased the XP upgrade in installed. Am I just SOL here? Any suggestions would be grateful.
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What luck!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 17, 2011 3:35 AM PDT

The gimme on this post is that Norton Corporate Edition. Given you are in a company I bet they have that CD and licenses to supply you.

Give your IT staff a call.

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Not the problem
by mark5775 / April 17, 2011 11:51 AM PDT
In reply to: What luck!

I have the Norton from work. I also have the license from Windows Upgrade. The problem was I could not read the screen to reenter cd key. Tried to reinstall windows and now all I get is "Windows is not activated" I answer yes to run activation, it loads my desktop without any programs. Not even the start menu. :-(. I think it is a goner.

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Using the work's license is our clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 17, 2011 12:05 PM PDT

That work also is on the hook for the rest of the machine.

Be sure to ask the IT staff next week for the CD, keys or what is needed to bring it back to life.

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