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Windows 7: Not running Genuine Windows with 0x8004FE21

21 Dec 2012   #1
Johntech

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit and 64bit (Also W7 Ultimate)
 
 
Not running Genuine Windows with 0x8004FE21

On a Dell PC (Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit), I had a hard drive failure. I bought an identical size (1 TB) hard drive, restored a backup drive image (Norton Ghost) and successfully booted the PC (after running Windows DVD to repair bootrec.)

Everything is working fine EXCEPT that every day now I get "Not Running Genuine Windows" with 0x8004FE21 error message and of course can't run Windows update either.

I initially updated Dell BIOS and other what I thought were related updates from Dell website. Still same problem.

I contacted Microsoft and they confirmed my COA sticker on PC from Dell is authentic. Still getting message each day.

Any solution short of complete reformat/re-install of Windows 7 Ultimate?

Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-X92GV-V7DCV-P4K27
Windows Product Key Hash: aU2z1/fnhnLHmhBm699qYZT2E6s=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00400
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {CF670DCC-394A-4E80-9436-90150AC24876}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030
TTS Error: 
Validation Diagnostic: 
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.exe
Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
Active scripting: Allowed
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

File Scan Data-->
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe[7.1.7600.16395], Hr = 0x80092003
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watux.exe[7.1.7600.16395], Hr = 0x80092003
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppobjs.dll[6.1.7601.17514], Hr = 0x80092003
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppc.dll[6.1.7601.17514], Hr = 0x800b0100
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppcext.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppwinob.dll[6.1.7601.17514], Hr = 0x80092003
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\slc.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\slcext.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppuinotify.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x80092003
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\slui.exe[6.1.7601.17514], Hr = 0x80092003
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppcomapi.dll[6.1.7601.17514], Hr = 0x800b0100
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppcommdlg.dll[6.1.7600.16385], Hr = 0x800b0100
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\sppsvc.exe[6.1.7601.17514], Hr = 0x80092003
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\spsys.sys[6.1.7127.0], Hr = 0x80092003
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\spldr.sys[6.1.7127.0], Hr = 0x80092003
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\systemcpl.dll[6.1.7601.17514], Hr = 0x800b0100
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\user32.dll[6.1.7601.17514], Hr = 0x800b0100

Other data-->
Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{CF670DCC-394A-4E80-9436-90150AC24876}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-P4K27</PKey><PID>00426-OEM-8992662-00400</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-21939518-2039782085-2716477345</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>Studio XPS 8100</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>A05</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="6"/><Date>20100708000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>AC5A3607018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Pacific Standard Time(GMT-08:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>DELL  </OEMID><OEMTableID>FX09   </OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>  

Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

Name: Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
Activation ID: 7cfd4696-69a9-4af7-af36-ff3d12b6b6c8
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00426-00178-926-600400-02-1033-7600.0000-1872010
Installation ID: 002976238564093000822241788682462245345312784914584416
Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338
Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339
Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341
Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340
Partial Product Key: P4K27
License Status: Licensed
Remaining Windows rearm count: 4
Trusted time: 10/3/2012 9:10:45 AM

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x8004FE21
HrOnline: N/A
HealthStatus: 0x000000000001EFF0
Event Time Stamp: 10:3:2012 09:07
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:
Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppobjs.dll
Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppc.dll|sppc.dll.mui
Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppcext.dll|sppcext.dll.mui
Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppwinob.dll
Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\slc.dll|slc.dll.mui
Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\slcext.dll|slcext.dll.mui
Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppuinotify.dll|sppuinotify.dll.mui
Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\slui.exe|slui.exe.mui|COM Registration
Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppcomapi.dll|sppcomapi.dll.mui
Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppcommdlg.dll|sppcommdlg.dll.mui
Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\sppsvc.exe|sppsvc.exe.mui
Tampered File: %systemroot%\system32\drivers\spsys.sys


HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: LAAAAAEAAAABAAIAAQABAAAAAQABAAEAln30IUDOEs/OcBJ4UJkQegYYdlY=

OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
N/A

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
Windows marker version: 0x20001
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
BIOS Information: 
  ACPI Table Name	OEMID Value	OEMTableID Value
  APIC			DELL  		FX09    
  FACP			DELL  		FX09    
  HPET			DELL  		OEMHPET 
  MCFG			DELL  		OEMMCFG 
  SLIC			DELL  		FX09   
  OSFR			DELL  		FX09    
  OEMB			DELL  		FX09    
  ASF!			LEGEND		I865PASF
  SSDT			DpgPmm		CpuPm


===================================



My System SpecsSystem Spec
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21 Dec 2012   #2
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

This may simply be caused by a bad set of Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers -

Installing the Intel Rapid Storage Drivers
try downloading and installing them from here - http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=21730

(you want the iata_enu.exe download)

Once complete, please reboot twice, then post another MGADiag report.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2012   #3
Johntech

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit and 64bit (Also W7 Ultimate)
 
 

The link says it is for:
Operating Systems:Windows Server 2003 *, Windows Vista *, Windows XP *

Does it apply to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit as well? The Dell XPS 8100 PC isn't running Raid either, just standard W7 Ultimate 64-bit OEM as shipped from Dell.

Also, what about all the file-mismatch and file-tampered errors?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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24 Dec 2012   #4
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Yes, it does apply to all editions of Windows 7 as well
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2013   #5
Johntech

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit and 64bit (Also W7 Ultimate)
 
 

Sorry for the long delay in responding, but just wanted to let you know that the Intel RST driver update, followed by the two reboots worked!! Now it is really genuine again.

Thanks for your help.
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