Windows Product Activation Error Code: 0x80040017

Posted: 02-26-2005, 01:09 AM
I have a valid licensed installation of Windows XP Professional with Service
Pack 2 installed for some time. I had shutdown the computer for 2 days while
I was out of town. Upon trying to startup my system I get the following
message under title WINDOWS PRODUCT ACTIVATION: "A problem is preventing
Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error Code:
0x80040017"

I have searched the Knowledge Base under both the error code and the text of
the message with no matches. I am an experienced PC person but have never
seen this type of error message. I can boot to safe mode, and have rerun the
Windows SpyWare program Beta. There are no SpyWare programs according to the
scan.

I am at a loss on what to do next to get past this problem without
reinstalling Windows XP. Please advise on how I can get my system back up and
running.


Windows Product Activation Error Code: 0x80040017


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Re: Windows Product Activation Error Code: 0x80040017
Posted: 02-26-2005, 07:06 AM
See if this helps:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310794
Or:
http://www.google.ca/search?as_q=&nu...h=&safe=images

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"mbeaven" <mbeaven@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E7E188B7-8AEA-4C0A-BB41-E77FF38D50E1@microsoft.com...
>I have a valid licensed installation of Windows XP Professional with
>Service
> Pack 2 installed for some time. I had shutdown the computer for 2 days
> while
> I was out of town. Upon trying to startup my system I get the following
> message under title WINDOWS PRODUCT ACTIVATION: "A problem is preventing
> Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error
> Code:
> 0x80040017"
>
> I have searched the Knowledge Base under both the error code and the text
> of
> the message with no matches. I am an experienced PC person but have never
> seen this type of error message. I can boot to safe mode, and have rerun
> the
> Windows SpyWare program Beta. There are no SpyWare programs according to
> the
> scan.
>
> I am at a loss on what to do next to get past this problem without
> reinstalling Windows XP. Please advise on how I can get my system back up
> and
> running.
>
>

 
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