A problem is preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer

Well, the saga of the broken PC continues. I’ve tried running Windows recovery console from my Windows XP disc, but have not been able to get back up and running. The computer still boots fine and I can see all of my files there at the console, but no login in normal Windows mode. I am getting the error “A problem is preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error code: 0x80070002.” when I try to login and then it just logs off again.

So this morning I did some searching the internet and found two separate fixes for this particular error message. They can be found here and here. I’m going to try these tonight and hopefully get my PC back. It really sucks being down because I usually blog from home in the evenings (not to mention playing World of Warcraft!). Wish me luck!

  • strange one

    actually, I have the same problem – and I don’t have any resulution for this, I had tried 5 different ways to correct this “error”, nut none of them worked, I just didn’t tried anything about drives letters etc…