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Nov 15, 2006

Microsoft wouldn't give me any kind of answer. They just blamed it on the manufacturer. So, here goes: I've been trying for 2 days now to get the windows xp activation wizard to launch. I've tried the "accessories>system tools" shortcut, as well as the "run> oobe/msoobe /a" method countless times. Neither work. The pointer becomes an hourglass for 2 seconds like it's going to open the wizard, but nothing happens. I've opened the task manager, and sometimes the "msoobe.exe" process will appear for no more than half a second before disappearing


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