genuine windows message error

Emachine / W 3400
October 23, 2012 at 21:53:33
Specs: Windows xp-pro, 3.6gh / 2.gb
os xp-pro has been in my computer for over 2 yrs.activated and genuine! i was trying to remove the logon window and must have clicked on the wrong thing becuase it shut down and restarted.
when the desk top opened it was not the one i have been useing for over 2 yrs.i don't have the login window but somehow i lost my user profile, but the Real problem is now i have a message window, bottom right, saying: this copy of windows did not pass genuine microsoft valadation.
what happened does anyone have any idea what i did to cause all this?

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#1
October 23, 2012 at 22:56:49
Probably messing with the logon screen has caused it. If you re-install Windows it should be okay. Back up all your data before re-install.

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#2
October 23, 2012 at 23:24:53
Have you made any hardware changes?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938720


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#3
October 24, 2012 at 05:20:38
"i was trying to remove the logon window"

We have no idea what you deleted. Did you try to re-activate? You may have to do a "repair installation" of XP. Doing so will wipe out all Windows Updates that have been installed & all of them will have to be reinstalled again. Before doing that, try using System Restore to roll back the system to a time before you started playing with the settings.

BTW, all you needed to do was use google to find out how to remove the logon screen & automatically log in. IMO, using TweakUI is the best method:

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/autologon...


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#4
October 24, 2012 at 05:40:45
no hardware changes, software yes,added norton 360

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#5
October 24, 2012 at 06:51:02
thanks but not what i wanted to hear...

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#6
October 24, 2012 at 07:01:08
all is running fine, i have my user id & profile back, went to oobe/msoobe /a window comes up and says: windows are activated and i click on the OK, but i still have the same massage as stated, thanks for replying to my issue.

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#7
October 24, 2012 at 09:05:50
oobe/msoobe /a not working
http://is.gd/R9I35o
oobe/msoobe /a not working popup
http://is.gd/ltrXsS

Maybe this one.
http://www.ehow.com/how_6854472_rep...

Or this one.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...
Problem SOLVED:
I granted all rights to system user in regedit for key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\OOBE\CKPT
Then I start msoobe.exe /a again. And voilá it works now.


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#8
October 24, 2012 at 10:22:12
"yes,added norton 360"

Why would you want that bloated hogware on your system?


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