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Solved Urgent! Win 8.1 un-activated itself!!!!


Odos270

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Talk about bizarre! Woke up this morning, went to check email. I don't shutdown/sleep/hibernate this box. The monitor was 'off', shuts off after 30 min. So, I give the mouse a jiggle. What comes up? Not my desktop. I've got a blue screen with the message that Windows needs to be activated. :eek:

On System Property it says "Windows is not activated" and says "Product ID: Not Available". This machine came with Windows pre-installed. Please tell me there's a way around this without having to do a reset/refresh of Windows.

Also, when I try to activate, it fails. Says can't be done at this time, try again later. Then I found this: Error code: 0xC004F012
 

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Nuccii

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#2
Press Windows key + X then click Run, then type: slui.exe 4
 

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  • OS
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Pavillion H8-1202
    CPU
    I7-2600 @ 3.4 GHz
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    PEGATRON
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    8 GB
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    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
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    Realtek ALC656GR CODEC
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Odos270

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I ran sfc /scannow and if found some corrupted files. It repaired them, Windows now shows as being activated.

Thanks for your response.
 

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    Windows 8.1 64bit
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    HP h8 envy 1534
    CPU
    AMD FX-6200 (3.8GHz)
    Motherboard
    M3970AM-HP (Angelica2) (Gigabyte)
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Nuccii

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#4
Whew, what a relief wasn't it.
 

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
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    Pavillion H8-1202
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    I7-2600 @ 3.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC656GR CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S22B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080 32 bit color
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    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013
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    Logitech M510

Superfly

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#5
With 0xC004F012 it's usually hit 'n miss - glad that worked - anything in event viewer pointing to how this happened in the first place?
 

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    PC-DOS v1.0
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    IBM
    CPU
    Intel 8088, 4.77MHz
    Memory
    16K, 640K max
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    What's that?
    Sound Card
    Not quite
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Odos270

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With 0xC004F012 it's usually hit 'n miss - glad that worked - anything in event viewer pointing to how this happened in the first place?
Lots of warnings/errors there. This one has gone nuts!

The Software Protection service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 10885 time(s).

I wiped out the Event Logs a couple weeks ago. Now I see this. :eek:

Event.jpg

That can't be good. :huh:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP h8 envy 1534
    CPU
    AMD FX-6200 (3.8GHz)
    Motherboard
    M3970AM-HP (Angelica2) (Gigabyte)
    Memory
    10GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Eyefinity Radeon HD 7570
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Kaskersky Internet Security 2016

Superfly

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Looks like a general problem occured with Service Control Manager, as opposed to the service as such ( SPP has an audit function that starts, stops and reschedules itself at regular intervals thus there will always be a bunch of entries for that)

Hopefully SFC fixed whatever caused SCM to crash... else we may have to dig a bit deeper...

Thanx for posting results. ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    PC-DOS v1.0
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    IBM
    CPU
    Intel 8088, 4.77MHz
    Memory
    16K, 640K max
    Graphics Card(s)
    What's that?
    Sound Card
    Not quite
    Screen Resolution
    80 X 24 text
    Hard Drives
    dual 160KB 5.25-inch disk drives