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How do I reset WPA completely, and also the default security provider settings?

I've come across a machine which for some reason, is convinced there is a problem with WPA:

The error onscreen is:

Windows Product Activation

A problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error Code 0x80090019


After googling around I found the default security provider is probably corrupt and attempted to reset it but this has so far not helped.

How would I go about completely resetting this in order to solve the problem?
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by:burrcm
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If you rename wpa.dbl in System32, the system should on reboot require activation. Doing so should restore matters to normal.

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Hi Chris,

I removed wpa.dbl from the system32 folder and that didn't help.  

In the mean time, I've created a BartPE disk and scanned the machine with Spybot Search & Destroy and it came up with 3 items, which looked fairly benign.

Additionally, booting to safe mode causes the machine to blue screen - the last printed line mentions system32\drivers\mup.sys so I guess it must be the next driver after that that takes down safe mode.

Normal boot works ok, except obviously it wont let me login until its happy with the activation status which it claims it can't verify.

Ta

Michael
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Try repairing your Windows Installation and try activating again to see if the WPA problem has been fixed.
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by:sramesh2k
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Michael,

Does this KB help?

You may receive error code 0x80004005 or other error codes when you try to start a Windows XP-based computer:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914232
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Ok, so I've solved this initial problem and got a new one.

First the solution:

Booted up with a PE (i used BartPE) and moved logon.scr out of the way, and copied cmd.exe co logon.scr.
Next, I edited the registy and set the screen saver timeout to 15 seconds instead of 600 to speed things up.

Reboot back to the machine, waited my 15 seconds and up comes a command prompt running as PCNAME\SYSTEM

Then i completed the following:

'Stop the Cryptographic Service
WshShell.Run("net stop cryptsvc")

'Delete the Catroot2 folder
fso.DeleteFolder(CatRoot2)

'Configure the Cryptographic service to start automatically
WshShell.Run("sc config cryptsvc start= auto")

'Restart the Service
WshShell.Run("net start cryptsvc")

'Re-register necessary DLL's, whether they need it or not.
WshShell.Run("regsvr32 wintrust.dll /s")
WshShell.Run("regsvr32 softpub.dll /s")
WshShell.Run("regsvr32 initpki.dll /s")
WshShell.Run("regsvr32 dssenh.dll /s")
WshShell.Run("regsvr32 rsaenh.dll /s")
WshShell.Run("regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll /s")
WshShell.Run("regsvr32 sccbase.dll /s")
WshShell.Run("regsvr32 slbcsp.dll /s")
WshShell.Run("regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll /s")

Set fso = Nothing
Set WshShell = Nothing

And also I removed the wpa.dbl, and modified the OOBTimer value to be invalid and restarted.

This has corrected the problem with the 0x80090019 error.

Of course, now the machine wont let me activate it.

Will submit more detail when I have it.
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