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“The Stub Received Bad Data” Windows 7 Login Error Fix


If you have an HP laptop with a finger print reader and Windows 7, you may have experienced the following error when logging in:


“The Stub Received Bad Data”


If so, there are a couple of work-arounds for this.


  • Turn on your laptop and continually tap the F8 key until a selection menu appears. Select “Safe Mode” or “Safe Mode With Networking”. Enter your password to login like normal. Choose Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Services, Find “Authentication Service” from Digital Persona, right click it and choose properties. Change the startup type to “Disabled” and hit OK. Restart and boot like normal, you should be able to login with your password. The finger print scanner will be disabled however. If you want to continue to use it, try the following:


  • While in Safe Mode, go to Add/Remove programs from the control panel and uninstall “HP Simple Pass Software”, then reboot like normal. You should be able to login with your password like normal. You can then search HP's website for an older version of the software, or if you still have the CD that came with the laptop, you can install it from there. If this still doesn't work, you can try one last thing:


How to Fix Ox8007000D Windows 7 Activation Error

While activating Windows is typically a seamless process, occasionally one runs into a snag. The 0x8007000D Windows activation error can cause significant problems if one does not know how to resolve the issue, including being unable to download and install updates, wallpaper removal, and annoying activation notifications. This activation error can likely be caused by many things, however, I believe this one to be the result of not entering the Windows 7 product key and without activating Windows within the 30 day activation window. 

I first came across this issue when I received a call that a user's background had been changed to a black one and there was a message in the bottom right corner stating, “This copy of Windows is not genuine.” So naturally, the first thing I do is attempt to activate Windows. I chose to activate Windows over the Internet and received the following error message: 

“A problem occurred when Windows tried to activate. Error Code 0x8007000D”

Windows Activation Ox8007000D Error


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