boot camp xp wont get past activation...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by spacemanps, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. spacemanps macrumors regular

    spacemanps

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    so i installed xp on a bootcamp partition last month and it was running fine for a while then all of a sudden i started getting this notice that i had to activate windows when i tried to log on.. (i already activated and eveyrthing) then went i say "yes" i want to activate, it takes me to the activation window but then that screen says "windows has been successfully activated" and i press okay and it logs me out... never loads the start menu or anything. i cant even pres contorl alt delete....


    any one run into this problem???
     
  2. darkpaw macrumors 6502

    darkpaw

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    I'd say this is more of a Windows problem, rather than a Mac OS X problem.

    Having said that, I have never experienced that. Are you using a valid Windows XP key that you own the licence for?
     
  3. spacemanps thread starter macrumors regular

    spacemanps

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  4. Steve-M macrumors regular

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    Google for it, there is a file that stores your activation, it is unique to each install, and can not be replaced. If it is corrupt, you will have to install windows again. When you log into your Administrator account, do you get the same results?
     

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