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Windows Xp Error Code 0x80004005

by thatguy1454 / July 29, 2008 1:32 AM PDT

Okay, so I'm having this problem.
I am running on Windows XP and one day I decided to Start Using Service Pack 2. I installed it and everything seemed to be working fine and then it asked me to restart my computer so it could work. I restarted it and ever since then when I turn on my computer it goes to the screen where I would type in my password and I click Administrator and type my pass and then it says "A problem is preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error Code: 0x80004005"
If someone could tell me how to get my computer to work again that would be great and if you can please try to keep it simple becuase I'm only 17 and dont know a whole lot about computers.

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Have You Tried These??
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 30, 2008 9:13 AM PDT

"Error Code: 0x80004005? error message when you install Windows XP

You may receive error code 0x80004005 or other error codes when you try to start a Windows XP-based computer

This error can also occur if the computer is using a pirated version of XP. The Service Pack update blocks the bogus product key and tells you about it.

Hope this helps.


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by thatguy1454 / August 1, 2008 2:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Have You Tried These??

Yeah I went to those site and i tried them but i got so lost trying to figure out how to do any of it. I'm not sure if my version of XP is pirated. I dont think it is... but if that is the case if i uninstall the version of XP i have now and buy a new disc and install that will i still have all my programs and files on my computer??

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error code 0x80004005
by vietus / November 4, 2010 12:14 PM PDT
In reply to: Have You Tried These??

Hi there, Thanks for the help have printed out the Microsoft how to page and will try again to correct the problem, All I wanted to do was uninstall AVG and discovered this huge problem.My Tech guy is away earning lots of money from the mines in Queensland and cant help me anymore and I'm not in a position as an aged pensioner to afford high tech charges so must learn to do it all myself if I can.Microsoft in Australia will not assist me.

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re: Windows Xp Error Code 0x80004005
by grnakaja / March 22, 2009 9:57 AM PDT
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