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Windows 7: "Windows not genuine" 0x8004fe21, possibly problem with sppcext.dll

23 Sep 2015   #11
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Perhaps respond to what has been already asked for?

- Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

- try to boot with a Windows 7 Repair Disk instead or if you have a installation USB/DVD.


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23 Sep 2015   #12
dandandaaan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote:
- Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
Here: "Windows not genuine" 0x8004fe21, possibly problem with sppcext.dll-disk-manage-cap.png

Quote:
- try to boot with a Windows 7 Repair Disk instead or if you have a installation USB/DVD.
Not sure what to do here - I can boot with a repair disk, but selecting "startup repair" just restarts like normal and System Restore doesn't fix the problem. Should I try Memory Diagnostics?


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23 Sep 2015   #13
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There is an option to start command prompt in recovery options. Just make sure to use the correct drive letter (your Windows partition will most likely be called E)
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23 Sep 2015   #14
dandandaaan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

So I managed to launch a command prompt from the repair disc, but when I tried to follow NoelDP's instructions to copy the contents of dddaaa, it refused to navigate to the folder, I got "file not found."
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23 Sep 2015   #15
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Are you sure you are running the command for the correct drive letter?

Which partition give you a list of folder contents?
DIR C:\dddaa
DIR D:\dddaa
DIR E:\dddaa
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24 Sep 2015   #16
dandandaaan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote:
Are you sure you are running the command for the correct drive letter?

Which partition give you a list of folder contents?
DIR C:\dddaa
DIR D:\dddaa
DIR E:\dddaa
Pretty sure - it's on the C drive, and DIR C:\dddaaa gave me a list of folder contents.
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24 Sep 2015   #17
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

I think I see what may be happening.
When you boot to the Repair Environment, the system is booting instead to/through the Recovery partition or the 'OEM partition' - which is marked as read-only. It seems to be a bit of a bodge-job on someone's part in terms of the partitioning.

The best way around it is to boot using either a Repair disk, or a full System disk - the Dell Recovery disk should work for this if you have it handy?

Once you're in the Repair Environment, you MUST do the DIR there - I can pretty much guaranteed that the proper drive letter will actually be D: (although it may be E: depending on how the OEM partition is tagged in the MBR)
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01 Nov 2015   #18
dandandaaan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Sorry for the delayed reply - just moved house so only just got round to trying this again now, and thankfully it worked! Not sure what I did wrong last time, but this time booting into the recovery environment, running dir c:/dddaa and then xcopy-ing it worked perfectly. Successfully ran an sfc scan and haven't been harassed by any errors. Thanks all!!
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