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Windows XP Pro Activation loop after fresh install.

I've been having trouble with a Windows XP Pro machine with activation loop.  I have done a fresh install and a new hard drive and the issue continues to happen on fresh installs.  Tested the ram with no errors as this was a second thought along with replacing the CMOS Battery with a known working.  I have a feeling its a motherboard but not 100% sure.  Has anyone seen this issue?
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mediasmart
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Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net DeveloperCommented:
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brettkmCommented:
This may help as well.  It says that it's used for changing product keys, but it can also fix machines that don't activate properly.

http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/selfhelp/pkuinstructions.aspx
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paulstormCommented:
Could you be a little more specific about which kind of loop you have? Does the machine reboot at the activation stage, or does it consistently ask for activation, or does it not activate at all?
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acpangCommented:
update Internet Explorer to version 7, otherwise update to version 8
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mediasmartAuthor Commented:
We got it working now it seemed that the key did not like the disk that we were using for the install very strange as it would not let us have the 30 day grace period but we were able to fix it by changing the disk.  Odd it was the last thing we thought of trying.  Back to the basics as my instructor always said apparently the same holds true for software issues as well.  Thank you all for your suggestions.
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mediasmartAuthor Commented:
Was able to troubleshoot after numerous attempts were made with all hardware.
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