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Windows 7: Windows 7 Not Genuine - Error: 0x46

01 Apr 2014   #21
NoelDP

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

The hive is definitely corrupted - now to work out how best to rebuild it!

back tomorrow with (hopefully) a solution


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01 Apr 2014   #22
seth0567

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well that explains it.

Looking forward to your input on the hive situation tomorrow.

Thanks again for all the help!
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01 Apr 2014   #23
NoelDP

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I think I may have a solution....


reboot to the Repair Environment - as soon as the machine restarts, start tapping F8 - this should bring up the Advanced Boot Menu, at the top of which should be the option 'Repair my Computer'
Pick that
You'll have to log in with your username and password.

Pick the option to use a Command Prompt
At the prompt type

DIR "C:\Program files (x86)"
hit the enter key - if you get a 'Not Found' error try
DIR "D:\Program files (x86)"
or
DIR "E:\Program files (x86)"

Note the drive letter that works!

Now type the following commands (substituting the working drive letter for the whole of <drive> below -

REG LOAD HKU\S520 <drive>:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\NTUSER.DAT
REG DELETE HKU\S520 /VA /F
REG UNLOAD HKU\S520
DEL <drive>:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\*.* /AH


(e,g. the first command may become REG LOAD HKU\S520 Q:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\NTUSER.DAT)

Exit the Command Prompt, and reboot to Windows in Normal Mode.

Reboot again.

Post a new MGADiag report.
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01 Apr 2014   #24
seth0567

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Here is what happens when I try to run the first command:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>REG LOAD HKU\S520 c:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService
\NTUSER.DAT
ERROR: The configuration registry database is corrupt.

I would assume this is the problem then?
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02 Apr 2014   #25
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Definitely!
try again, this time just run the last command

DEL <drive>:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\*.* /AH

and exit/reboot.
That should work.
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02 Apr 2014   #26
seth0567

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well Noel. That was the one.

Once I rebooted the "Not Genuine" message was gone and things are back to normal.

Thanks for all your help!
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02 Apr 2014   #27
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Phew!

Nice when something works

Good luck
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05 Apr 2014   #28
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

(Duh - that's what comes of not checking which thread I'm in!)
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05 Apr 2014   #29
seth0567

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Haha saw the notification for the new message come in. Looks like you got it handled now
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