I have my parents old HP that is running XP. I just recently installed SP3 and no I can't log in. It says that ther was a product activation error. It has a legal version of windows, so that is not it. I search the internet for help ( I should have started here, my bad) and found this answer:
Error code 0x80090006
This problem occurs because the drive letter has changed.
Workaround for error code 0x80090006:
Boot into Safe Mode.
Then go to Start > Run and type: regsvr32 regwizc.dll , and hit enter.
Then go again to Start > Run and type: regsvr32 licdll.dll , and hit enter again.
Apparently, and I can't say how, the above files became unregistered.
I followed these instructions, restart my computer and no luck. I tried to do as Microsoft suggested, but now I can't even start it in safe mode. It tries, then it lists the files and freezes. I have to manually shut it down to get it to do anything. I hope I didn't completely screw it up. When I searched for the two commands above, everyone said they are obsolete. So why does it now prevent me from starting in Safe Mode?
Please help, anyone, I am going crazy! I called HP, but because the computer is a few years old it is out of waranty and they want $59 to help. UHG!!! It is kinda BS that Microsoft does this. They screw it up, then charge me to fix it, SNEAKY!! Anyway, any help is greatly appreciated!!! So thanks in advance.
Very Frusterated, Keslie