1.) Once you have created a thread, stick with it instead of re-asking the same question. If you don't receive a response, just reply to your original, bumping it to the top so those who may have missed it before see it.
2.) In your original thread, Bob suggested performing an in-place install of Windows XP, and linked to instructions on performing a repair installation. That, by all means, should solve the problem, so why didn't you give it a shot? A repair installation does not wipe out your programs, files, or settings, but does repair Windows. Provided you have a legal copy of Windows XP, this is your best, and perhaps only, option.
Let us know.
I'm running a Gateway 700GR with Windows XP service pack 2 and i'm having a pretty bad problem...
last night when I turned on the computer and tried to log in, I get this error:
Title bar says "Windows Product Activation Error" with the text "A problem is preventing Windows from accuratley checking the liscence for this computer" and the error code is 080090019.
Any ideas on what to do? I restarted the computer in safe mode and ran Registry Cleaner (I tried to use System Restore but I just get a blank window) and fixed some stuff with that, but the problem persists!
Help me, please! I'm connected on my older computer on 56K but I'd much rather be using the other computer, of course...
Following the suggestions on another forum, I deleted wpa.dbi but not wpa.bak(I couldn't find it).and ran dial-a-fix and the system restore menu is still blank...so i restarted and I still couldn't sign in.