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I used the fix to get me through set up

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The fix got me through setup, but when log in screen came up there was a box with, WINDOWS PRODUCT ACTIVATION
THIOS COPY OF WINDOWS MUST BE ACTIVATED WITH MICROSOFT BEFORE YOU CAN LOG ON.
DO YOU WANT TO ACTIVATE WINDOWS NOW?
HAS YES OR NO
WHEN I HIT NO I GET LOGIN SCREEN, AND SAYS LOGING OFF SAVING SETTINGS
WHEN I HIT YES, GOES TO WINDOWS PRODUCT ACTIVATION SCREEN AND LOCKS UP
CANT GET IN, UNLESS I GO TO SAFE MODE, BUT I CAN'T USE SAFE MODE WITH INTERNET
DO YOU HAVE ANY SOLUTION?
THANKS
KRAPAOL
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by:Amit
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You need to enter the valid license key. Call Microsoft they will guide you
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by:krapaol
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amitkulshrestha:
I entered the license key during setup. I went through setup and reboot, logon screen came up this is when problem began! I had called microsoft before with screen lockup after installing restore CD's.
they were no help! They told me my system is too old.
I got help here to get through setup, and encountered another problem with lopgon.
Any help would be appreciated
Krapaol
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by:FireW0lf
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Not sure which fix you're referring to

1. What version of Windows?
2. Did you use SA or OEM media?
3. Did you use the key that would be on the sticker on your Desktop/Laptop?
4. Have you tried *re*installing again? (Only takes less than an hour)
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by:krapaol
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This is a little goofy, but I did some googling and found this... worth a shot perhaps:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/591537-another-winxp-setup-freeze-2.html

A Solution! Worked for me anyhow....

I had the same issue on my eMachine where it would freeze after installing the eMachines XPHome recovery disk and entering a Computer Name. It would not proceed beyond this point even if you press skip. I had replaced my hard drive and needed to reinstall. The closest thing to a solution I could find on google was this thread. I knew I did not have a motherboard issue as I can install another copy of XP Pro sucessfully - but not the license I want on this machine, so I dug deeper and found this work around.

After completing the install of the two recovery disks (I am using version 1.1 for the eMachine T2692 Ghost), it asks you to remove the cd and press enter.

As the machine comes up, continually press F8 until you get the safe mode menu. Select Enable VGA mode and press enter.

Hit ENTER again to boot XP Home/Windows. A message box will appear in the center of the screen that says, "To improve the appearance of visual elements, Windows will automatically adjust your screen resolution.

Click on OK. Another message box will appear in the center of the screen that says, Windows adjusted your screen resolution. If you can read this text click OK to continue." Do not press OK !

Click on Cancel. A new window appears called, Windows XP Home Edition Setup to guide you through an alternative to the eMachines Windows XP OOBE.

Answer the questions and it will make it past the point it froze earlier completing the XP install.

This is what I used.
I have reinstalled restore cd's 3 or 4 times and get the same results.
The fix above got me past lockup, but now iI have this problem at login.
Any thoughts?
Krapaol
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by:FireW0lf
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Okay, from that thread, it seems possible that their recovery CD's are a bit rubbish...

Have you tried an OEM XP Home CD? This should work fine with the XP key that will be on the case

I'm not convinced though that this isnt a hardware issue manifesting - if the OEM CD installs all good, then we'll know it's not hardware

Just remember to grab all drivers and stick them on a USB key first, so you have them all ready
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