Problem with windows activation w/vista.... RRS feed

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  • Recently, I've been attempting to clean up my computer of viruses. I have a laptop and have windows vista. I used a couple of programs to help with this one called "Combofix" and the other being "Malwarebyte Anti-Malware." Then I attempted to repair my windows update service because it had not been working for quite some time. The error I was receiving from windows update was 0x80070422. I followed the fix from the Microsoft for that error. It still didn't work, and I attempted the fix a couple more times. Then after I restarted one time, an error came up labeled "Windows Activation" and within the popup box it listed the error 0xC0000022. I've not had any luck since that point. The computer does not load the start menu or any part of the normal desktop screen. Only the popup appears on the screen. I've found a way through the popup to load up programs or whatever else, but I would like to figure out how to fix this.
    Thursday, September 30, 2010 3:02 AM