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windows activation error 0xc004e02

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I got the error 0xc004e02 now for some reason the computer will not start.
I can start it in safe mode and tried to do a restore but it said that it was disabled or something so that did not work.
I can not at all loose my data on this drive. So please help me
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1) Login to Vista and if a windows pops up, select the option "Use Vista in reduced functionality". If this does not work, log into Vista using safe mode.
2) Type %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareLicensing into the address bar of the browser that comes up.
3) Rename tokens.dat to token.bak and reboot
4) Log in normal mode.
5) Open a Browser and type %windir%/system32
6) A folder will open, scroll down till you find CMD.exe
7) Right Click the 'CMD.exe' file and select "Run as administrator"
8) A window will open with a black background. Type in: net start slsvc
9) Next type in: cscript slmgr.vbs rilc
10) Reboot computer
11) You may be required to Activate. I suggest using the Activate by Phone method.
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Ok when i did the above solution i got an error message that said I need to reinstall vista
it can not be that hard to fix please help
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I think I should be given a little credit for this. Part of the solution was in my original post. Oh well.

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No I did what you said and then it told me to reload windows on a hunch I replaced the file with another token from another machine. had I not done that I would be stuck reloading windows

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