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My Windows XP Home Edition is stuck in a loop with windows product activation it says it needs to be activated before i log on do you want to activate now so i click yes but it says it is alredy activated so it logs me out and i does the same thing every time i trie to log in:sigh:
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Welcome to TSF!

Have you installed any software, or changed any hardware?

Have you by chance done a repair install? Did you have either IE7 or IE8 installed at the time?
If so, you need to uninstall them.
How to uninstall Internet Explorer 8
How to uninstall Internet Explorer 7

If you haven't done a repair install, can you boot into Safe Mode?

Start (or restart) the PC, then start tapping the F8 key about twice a second.
(Some PCs use F8 for other options, in that case try F5. On some Multimedia keyboards you may have to hold a separate Function key down so the Fx keys will not be seen as media keys)

The following Menu should appear:
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:

  • Safe Mode
  • Safe Mode with Networking
  • Safe Mode with Command Prompt
  • Enable Boot Logging
  • Enable VGA Mode
  • Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
  • Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
  • Debugging Mode
  • Disable automatic restart on system failure
  • Start Windows Normally
  • Reboot
  • Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.
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