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Cannot open Windows 8.1 activation panel and more...

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1

    Cannot open Windows 8.1 activation panel and more...


    Hi guys,

    I am running a genuine Windows 8.1 when I brought my PC Windows 8 was pre-installed and it automatically updated to 8.1. My warranty was only for 3 months -.-

    I really need some help, my troubles started 2 weeks ago when my 8 month old PC started lagging and getting really slow. I tried defragging and virus scanning to no avail.

    Last night it BSOD'd with the error message "Page fault in non paged area" and it just kept restarting and I couldn't get it to load windows. In the end I did a refresh, that seemed to work, I was able to get onto Windows, when I checked my PC this morning it had an error message saying "Windows could not be activated please try again later" I tried all the other activation methods listed but they didn't work either.

    After trawling the internet for 5 hours and trying to solve the problem, I did a reset, now it won't even let me open the windows activation panel AT ALL I would click it then it would return to the desktop.., I can open everything else in the settings menu just not that! I managed to get an error message from it after booting in safe mode (see image attached) I tried to printscreen but the image quality is poor, I don't know why -.-

    Please, please help me I really cannot afford to buy a new Windows and I think have lost my reserve on Windows 10!
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  2. #2


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Hm I'm guessing no one knows...
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  3. #3



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    From a WinWiki:
    What causes Reason Code 0x80070000 error?

    The Reason Code 0x80070000 error may be caused by windows system files damage. The corrupted system files entries can be a real threat to the well being of your computer.
    There can be many events which may have resulted in the system files errors. An incomplete installation, an incomplete uninstall, improper deletion of applications or hardware. It can also be caused if your computer is recovered from a virus or adware/spyware attack or by an improper shutdown of the computer. All the above actives may result in the deletion or corruption of the entries in the windows system files. This corrupted system file will lead to the missing and wrongly linked information and files needed for the proper working of the application.

    You can try fixing the files by copy & pasting in an Admin Command Prompt:

    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&sfc/scannow&Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc/scannow&pause


    And let it run through then reboot and run it again to check if it cleaned everything. It may
    take a while depending on your hardware(HDD or SSD), and it may
    appear to freeze at 20% on the third part, just be patient and let
    in run out.


    Note: only 2 false positives will show up(this is the result of the GWX software as Windows has nothing
    from the original OS software to compare it toŽ) and they are(in red):

    Summary

    This update enables the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This tracking service collects data about functional issues in Windows.

    This update contains the following two manifests that are occasionally updatedby the Diagnostic Tracking Service:


    telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json
    utc.app.json
    The two files are marked as static files in the update. When an advanced user runs the System File Checker Tool (sfc.exe), the files are unintentionally flagged as corrupted. There is no impact or corruption on a device that is running this update, and this issue will be fixed in a later service update. 
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  4. #4


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for the reply. My pc has been updating all morning( 148 updates) now its saying failure configuring updates undoing changes. I will try to do that when/if I can get it running again.

    If a system file is damaged wouldnt the reset have fixed ot?
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  5. #5



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Read the possible reasons in the quote. Something may have just hiccupped at the wrong time. If nothing helps, back-up your personal files and try a reinstall instead(last resort). You could try the command before updating, it might help there too. The commands(it's 4 separate) is kind of like the Windows 8 version of aspirin
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  6. #6


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Okay :/ the only problem is, how can I do a clean install without a windows disc?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    My PC came with windows 8 already installed and it updated itself to 8.1. I have tried getting it back to windows 8 by doing the reset which is pretty much a clean install but that didnt work it just stayed on 8.1 and I still have the activation problem. Im getting really frustrated with it because I need it for working among other things -.-
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  8. #8



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by vikixc View Post
    My PC came with windows 8 already installed and it updated itself to 8.1. I have tried getting it back to windows 8 by doing the reset which is pretty much a clean install but that didnt work it just stayed on 8.1 and I still have the activation problem. Im getting really frustrated with it because I need it for working among other things -.-
    If it came with 8 the activation key is embedded in the BIOS. It should activate when connected to the internet.
    For getting install media and clean installing see these 2 tutorials:

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    Clean Install - Windows 8

    You can directly install 8.1 this way and skip 8 so you don't have to go through the pain in the butt of upgrading
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  9. #9


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Oo i see. When i get it going ill try it out ill update the thread when i get it going im still waiting for it to undo the updates -.-
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  10. #10


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Me again,

    I ran the CMD programme as you asked but it found no problems. I also tried to reinstall windows but it said I didn't have the correct media drivers. Now I can't even open the Change PC settings programme... So it seems my problem is slowly getting worse but there seems to be no cause.

    Any more suggestions? :P
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