JSI Tip 6290. Your Windows XP computer hangs when the Activate Windows program runs?

When you try to active Windows XP, your computer hangs.

This behavior can be caused by a conflict between your video driver and the Activate Windows program.

To workaround this behavior:

1. Start / Run / msconfig / OK.

2. Select the BOOT.INI tab.

3. Check the /BASEVIDEO box and press Apply.

4. Press Close.

5. Press Restart. Windows XP will start in 640 x 480 VGA mode.

6. Press Cancel to close the System Configuration Utility dialog.

7. Start / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools / Activate Windows.

8. When Windows XP Activation is complete, open msconfig, uncheck the /BASEVIDEO box, and press Apply. Press Close and Exit without restart.

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