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# 38618 2-Aug-2009 15:05
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Hey guys

i seem to be having a problem with my laptop. Just recently ive had to clean a laptop that was given to me by my brother. All was good untill i went to restart it and i got a message saying

A problem is preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error Code: 0x80004005


although ive tried to reboot from using the xp cd, when i go into the settings pressing F2 it wont let me boot from cd rom. I cant get past the welcome screen cause that windows message just comes up.Is there anything i can do?

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  # 241992 3-Aug-2009 20:41
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Follow the instructions here.



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  # 242133 4-Aug-2009 07:32
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hey there d3xt3r

thanks for that. Ive looked into it , but like i was saying before i cant get past the welcome screen on my computer. The message errror 0x80004005 is preventing me from going into that sreen therefore im stuck on what i should do.

thank you for your advice though much appreciated

 
 
 
 


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  # 242158 4-Aug-2009 08:55
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Try F12 at the bios screen. That should bring up a boot device option screen.







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# 242239 4-Aug-2009 10:12
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thanks nety! will try once i get home and let you know how i go.

much appreciated



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  # 242375 4-Aug-2009 14:13
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unfortunately when i press f12 all i get is a beep and nothing changes.

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  # 243872 7-Aug-2009 11:54
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Does it let you boot into safe mode or last known good configuration from pressing F8?
Try this and see how you get on I have had a similar problem before and it was with the windows profile so had to create a new user within safe mode and log in as that new user and copy the old windows profile over to the new users profile.

Try this in regards to last known god configuartion if not then safe mode and let me know if this enables you to load into windows.

Thanks

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  # 243882 7-Aug-2009 12:08
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hi there

thanks for the advice. Unfortunately i cant do anything in the BIOS screen. Ive tried to boot and i cant.Its seems like i cant change the password as well which just makes me want to pull out my hair! if worse comes to worse i might just put it in peices lol

anyone please help me

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  # 243950 7-Aug-2009 14:42
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What do you mean you can't do anything in the BIOS? Do you see the options to change the boot order at all, or you're able to change the boot order but it doesn't boot? Also, when you say that it doesn't boot, does it look like it's accessing the CDROM drive? Do you see the light blinking on the CDROM drive after the POST and the whirring sound like it's trying to access the drive? Do you see the message "Press any key to boot..." after the POST?



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  # 243959 7-Aug-2009 15:23
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in the bios screen when i go to the boot screen it says

all items on this menu cannont be modified in user mode. If any items require changes please consult your system supervisor.

i think this is the main problem that i have.

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  # 243999 7-Aug-2009 17:06
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Hmm, looks like a supervisor password has been setup. Try clearing the CMOS using the jumper (refer to your motherboard manual) or pull out the battery and keep it out for ~30 mins - that'll reset the BIOS to its defaults and you should have full access to it.

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  # 244749 10-Aug-2009 15:07
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can you get into safe mode. tap f8 on start up gives you some options just choose safe mode. other trick is have you tried last known good configuration in the same menu as safe mode when you push f8 on boot. thats if you didnt turn off restore points etc if you can get into safe mode maby we can fix it. if not there may be a registry fix but it would require a boot cd and you carnt boot from cd yet or pull the hdd and put on another pc




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  # 245457 12-Aug-2009 05:57
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hi guys

thank you all for your response's! ive have now got my laptop working! awesome! im grateful to each and every one of you who posted replys! thank you very much


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  # 245744 12-Aug-2009 18:38
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any chance of posting what fixed it incase sombody else runs into the same problem?




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  # 245777 12-Aug-2009 19:35
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Your replys helped me heretohelp & tersam98

after reasembling my laptop, cause i thought i needed to take out the cmos battery duh!, i followed what heretohelp & tersam98 advised. Pressing F8 and going into safe mode and then doing a system restore.

once again thank you very much for everyone's input. greatly appreciated.

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  # 254811 10-Sep-2009 16:51
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agreed thanks error 0x80004005...start in safe mode n restore to earlier point, thanks again

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