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Windows 7: Booting Problem related to Windows not genuine error

31 Jan 2012   #31
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Can you boot to Safe Mode, or Safe Mode with Networking? If you save the file to a USB sitck, you can run it from that, and we may get some idea.
If you boot the machine and tap F8 you should get an option to 'Repair Your Computer' take that option, and then the option for Startup Repair - see if that helps.


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05 Feb 2012   #32
GreenDay987

Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Ok...

Let me see if this helps:

A couple of weeks ago I turned on the laptop and it showed that dreadful crash blue screen so I restarted and it started loading the desktop but instead of showing the desktop it showed a black screen that in the corner it said Vista Error: Build 6000 This copy of windows is not genuine. I could still enter in safe mode but after that I did the thing that prodigy suggested and when I rebooted here's what it says up to now:
Can not boot up windows. It is possible that this was caused by a change of hardware or software recently. To fix this problem:
1: insert the installation disk and reboot the system
2: choose the language settings and then click "next"
3: click on "repair the system"

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for help.

Status: 0xc0000001
Information: Unexpected error.

If I press enter it takes me to another screen: there I can only click my windows type: windows vista and press enter and it takes me too the screen where I can choose to go in safe mode but if I do it starts the loop again with the error and everything. I don't know what to do at this point.
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06 Feb 2012   #33
GreenDay987

Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GreenDay987 View Post
Let me see if this helps:

A couple of weeks ago I turned on the laptop and it showed that dreadful crash blue screen so I restarted and it started loading the desktop but instead of showing the desktop it showed a black screen that in the corner it said Vista Error: Build 6000 This copy of windows is not genuine. I could still enter in safe mode but after that I did the thing that prodigy suggested and when I rebooted here's what it says up to now:
Can not boot up windows. It is possible that this was caused by a change of hardware or software recently. To fix this problem:
1: insert the installation disk and reboot the system
2: choose the language settings and then click "next"
3: click on "repair the system"

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for help.

Status: 0xc0000001
Information: Unexpected error.

If I press enter it takes me to another screen: there I can only click my windows type: windows vista and press enter and it takes me too the screen where I can choose to go in safe mode but if I do it starts the loop again with the error and everything. I don't know what to do at this point.

Oh and i have a question.... my uncle has a Windows 7 installation CD, if i put it in when i get his error, will i be able to fix it like that by just installing 7?
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07 Feb 2012   #34
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

That screen should take you to the Advanced Noot Menu - the option at the very top is 'Repair Your Computer' - have you taken that option?
Do so, and see what it does. after it's mad an attempt at reparing the system, it may either suggest you reboot to complete the repai, or it may offoer a number of options. One will be a Windows Repair Envornment Commmand Prompt screen.
Open the RE CP .
At tha command prompt, enter the following command.
SFC /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=C:\ /OFFWINDIR=C:\Windows
See what happens.
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18 Mar 2012   #35
nixnix

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prodigy8901 View Post
it means a lot that you replied to my post, i was hoping it helped someone! Glad i could help, and good job finding the rest of the solution. have fun with windows 7!

Helped me too! Many many THANKS for posting the solution, Prodigy!!!
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30 Jun 2012   #36
obscured021

Win7 pro x64
 
 
Fixed it

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prodigy8901 View Post
Hey guys,

New to this forum, only joined to tell you guys a possible solution. I've been trying to tackle this problem for about 2 hours and I was very happy when i successfully changed drive letters to fix the "not genuine" problem. Follow these steps:

1. Boot windows in safe mode
2. After loading, there should be a blank screen with no desktop, press ctrl+alt+del
3. Click Start Task Manager
4. Click File then Run
5. type regedit.exe then press enter
6. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
7. Try to remember your old working drive letter, mine was drive D, and windows changed its drive letter to C. So i swapped the D and C paths in the registry; now windows knows to access the correct drive to boot.
8. To swap drives, find the drive letter you want changed, it should look something like "\DosDevices\C:" where "C" is the drive letter you need swapped.
9. Right click on the key and rename it to a drive letter that is not in use, for example, I renamed mine to "\DosDevices\Z:" This will free up the letter that you need swapped.
10. Right click on the other key and rename it to the first key's letter, for example, if i wanted the D drive swapped with C, I would now rename "\DosDevices\D:" to "\DosDevices\C:".
11. Now rename "\DosDevices\Z:" (Which was previously "\DosDevices\C:") to "\DosDevices\D:"
12. The drive letters are now successfully swapped, close regedit and reboot, tell me if it worked!!

Hopefully my directions are clear enough for you guys, I understand the frustration!

Thanks so much you saved me hours of greef
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