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    Default HELP I can't start my computer!

    I get this message:

    " A problem ispreventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error Code: 0x80090019"

    and then

    "Validation failed cor C/windows\system32\vsinit.dll"

    I have another hard drive that I format using another cmputer.
    I wanted to install Windows to the second hard drive. now the computer asks me to remove any disks. I can not boot from CD.

    I canget to DOS promt

    How canI format the secondHD using DOS comands?

    Any help appreciated

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    XP is licensed to only one computer at a time. If it is an OEM installation (already installed when you bought the computer), it is licensed to only the original computer. You can't move it to another hard drive legally without removing it from the first drive and calling Microsoft for a new unlock code. If you have the retail version with an installation CD, the new unlock code is free as long as it is on only one computer. Charlie

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    When you remove the second hard drive does Windows boot from the original one ok?
    If you just want to use the second HDD for storage you will need to format it but not install an OS. You can do this with fDisk, but you will need a dos boot disk and a copy of fDisk. XP can create a dos boot disk but you will need to download fDisk.

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    The reason I tried to re-inatall windows was that I can't boot my computer.
    I don't want to loose the files I have in my original HD, so I formated another hd.

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    Your best bet is to take out the new hard drive and troubleshoot your existing computer setup first.

    You say that it won't boot. What does it say? Try blowing all the dust out of the case and make sure all the components are securely seated. Sometimes a bad contact can cause boot failure.

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    Visit http://www.mcse.ms/message45251.html for troubleshooting
    suggestions.

    Also visit:

    Error Message Cites License-Checking Issue After Upgrade
    http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;310794

    in most cases those refer to errors from a virus the wupdater one.

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