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Fix Windows XP Activation Loop

When Windows XP has been seriously doinked. A repair install can be an easy solution for fixing problems without doing a format/reinstall of the OS. Often times this will put you in an activation loop forcing you to activate Windows at login, and then nothing happening after clicking yes. This happens when Internet Exploder Explorer 8 is installed, the repair install breaks IE8 causing this loop.

To fix this reboot with F8 and select "Safe Mode with Command Prompt"

At the command prompt type:

cd \

Click yes at the pop up that says you're in safe mode. Now you have access to the Windows desktop and can reinstall IE8. After rebooting you will be able to activate Windows.