Error 0x80090006

Posted on 2006-04-17
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
Our firewall  and Internet access machine, running winproxy, is getting the following error message and we are not able to use the computer.  

A problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the license for this computer - error code ox80090006.  Any ideas why the computer would be be getting this error message.  What can I do to correct it?
Question by:MomForLife
    LVL 11

    Expert Comment

    LVL 59

    Expert Comment


    Author Comment

    read star trek's  message. Since we haven't made any changes to this computer, is it possible someone has hacked this computer?
    LVL 3

    Expert Comment

    These error codes are Windows HRESULT style return codes. Some of them map
    to common error codes, while others are InstallShield specific. If you've
    got Visual Studio C++, you can put the error code into the "Error Lookup"
    dialog and find some of the codes.

    Usually even the codes you can find as common code types are a result of
    something particular to the installer happening.


    Author Comment

    Just doing a follow up on my problem - tried  star trek's suggestions, but did not find the the Cryptography folder.  

    I ended up doing a Windows XP repair and it did the trick.  

    Accepted Solution

    Closed, 500 points refunded.
    The Experts Exchange
    Community Support Moderator of all Ages

    Featured Post

    Live: Real-Time Solutions, Start Here

    Receive instant 1:1 support from technology experts, using our real-time conversation and whiteboard interface. Your first 5 minutes are always free.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Suggested Solutions

    I wanted to pass this along in case anyone has a problem removing a device from the Device Manager, or if you suspect a corrupted Driver that you want to remove in its entirety. I know it is kinda lengthy and very basic in its format, but I figured …
    It is only natural that we all want our PCs to be in good working order, improved system performance, so that is exactly how programs are advertised to entice. They say things like:            •      PC crashes? Get registry cleaner to repair it!    …
    To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
    This video is in connection to the article "The case of a missing mobile phone (". It will help one to understand clearly the steps to track a lost android phone.

    755 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    17 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now