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Winxp wont let me activate when hitting ''yes'' I want to activate.

I have this computer that I just ran a repair on to get it up and running, but now, when I try to activate windows it wont let me for some odd reason. I start by clicking my name on the Windows XP logon screen, and it continues to say: ''loading personal settings'' right under my user name. But then when it attempts to boot into windows it comes up and says: ''you must activate windows xp before accessing your computer again, do you want to do that now?'' and I click ''yes'', because I know if you click ''no'' it will kick you back out to the logon screen again. The problem is when I click ''yes'', the box disappears for about 4-5 seconds, and it does the same thing as if I hit ''no'', and kicks me back out to the log on screen. I am not sure what to do at this point because I don't want to have to completely wipe out the drive, and reinstall windows because there are a lot of programs that I do not have the disks to that I need to preserve as well as quite a bit of data. Is there any way to get it to actually work when I click ''yes'' to take me to the screen to activate windows? I have a legal Windows XP Home Edition OEM key I am using that came with the laptop stuck to the bottom that I am using.

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Unfortunately there is no other way of getting out of the activation loop than to do a full reinstall. Make a backup of your data, download new installers for all your programs (if they come with a disk then try are also available for download) and recover all your keys - either directly or use special soft like MagicJellyBean.

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