XPS Help? no SLMGR, no WAT, no Update, 3 days left, quite hosed...

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  1. billzilla

    billzilla MDL Novice

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    #1 billzilla, Apr 7, 2010
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2010
    My system: Dell XPS m1710 T2500 2.0GHz, 4GB

    Motherboard: Dell A07 (RSDT: Dell M09)

    Win 7: 32 bit Ultimate x86 7600 6.1

    History: Originally got a copy off a friend's multi-install DVD at a Win7 party. Used RemoveWAT to kill reminder/countdown. Had auto-updates on (stupid) and got nailed by the security update. Tried RemoveWAT again, nothing happened. Installed a Loader (could have been earlier DAZ but I don't remember) and nothing happened. Installed Shutdown Guard and that keeps the 2 hour thing from happening, and I have tried uninstalling the security update, using Daz's new Loader, tried 'restoring' with RemoveWAT and nothing works. The Loader sits there and says 'please wait' and RemoveWAT has no active button for restoration.

    Ran the m1710 exe BIOS SLI and I'm pretty sure it worked (SLIC Toolkit says SLIC status is validated). Problem is, I can't use the Dell Cert because slmgr won't run. I keep getting the 'not recognized' error, even when running Command Prompt as Admin and CD to windows/system32. Something must have been toasted by my dumb Loader/WAT mistakes, except I don't know what did what.

    To top the whole mess off, I can't burn a Win 7 DVD because the 4yo NEC DVD-R in my XPS is fried. All I can burn is a CD. o_O

    Any help would be awesome, thanks. Please excuse my sloppy terminology, I've been trying to wrap my head around all the different methods and programs, instructions and such -- it's giving me a major headache.
     
  2. sangalaviral

    sangalaviral MDL Senior Member

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    Fresh install using USB stick
     
  3. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    Get an authentic iso from somewhere. Get any bootable USB ISO creator program and make a bootable USB to boot from - the program "A Bootable USB" works and is freeware.
     
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  4. iamanoob

    iamanoob MDL Senior Member

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    #4 iamanoob, Apr 8, 2010
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    * Use Windows 7 DVD
    * Restart with it in your Disc Drive
    * Boot from it
    * Select "Repair PC"
    * In the console .. type these commands:
    Code:
    bootsect.exe /nt60 all 
    bootrec /fixmbr
    bootrec /fixboot
    bootrec /rebuildbcd
    * This will clean all loaders you have installed
    * Reboot

    If above did not work for you ..
    Run this command:
    Code:
    SFC /scannow
    * This command will immediately initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files and verify their integrity, replacing any files with which it finds a problem.

    Hopefully this will help you restore your computer to a stable state.. so you can figure out whether to install a Cert./Key or use a Loader ...

    If you are still having issues.. then your only choice would be to go over a friends house and download a clean,genuine, untouched version, and burn to DVD to install with ..

    If you need a verified Genuine ISO.. look in the Windows 7 Repository Sticky or Here
     
  5. billzilla

    billzilla MDL Novice

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    I will try the USB boot tonight. I only have a 4GB flash drive (so much for my 'authentic' Chinese 32GB) but I can probably use my flash card reader and 8GB SD. At least, I hope so.
     
  6. iamanoob

    iamanoob MDL Senior Member

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