Guide to troubleshooting SYSTEM_LICENSE_VIOLATION error in Windows 10
System license violation is one of hundreds of blue screen errors in Windows 8, 8.1, and 10. Most of them are resolved by a simple system reboot, but some appear constantly and can prevent users from accessing Windows. License violation is one such error and therefore requires an urgent solution.
The reason for this problem may be the incompatibility of the system with some third-party applications. In rare cases, the error occurs after updating the drivers, although the problem here is also a program conflict. Among other things, SYSTEM_LICENSE_VIOLATION signals a violation of a software license agreement, possibly due to misplaced or damaged registry. Below we will consider all the options for solving this malfunction.
Start Windows in Safe Mode
Very often, this problem prevents the computer from starting in normal mode, and the user does not have the opportunity to go to the desktop to make any corrections. Therefore, it is necessary to boot the system in safe mode.
- Reboot your computer.
- As soon as Windows starts to boot, press the power button three times, interrupting the process.
- After that, Windows will automatically switch to Advanced Startup mode.
- Select Troubleshoot> Advanced options> Boot options.
- After rebooting, press 4 / F4 for safe mode or 5 / F5 for safe mode with network drivers loaded (1).
- If you are unable to access this parameter, you can use Command Prompt (2): Troubleshoot> Advanced Options> Command Prompt.
Solution 1: Run the System File Checker
After you have managed to get to the desktop, you can proceed to the direct solution of the problem.
- Right click on the Windows icon and select Command Prompt (Admin).
- In the new window, enter the sfc / scannow command and click Enter.
- Wait for the system file check to finish.
- If the problem has been fixed, reboot the system.
- Otherwise, go to the next item.
Solution 2: Check your disk for errors
To do this, you can use the built-in function:
- Copy and paste the following lines into the command line, pressing Enter after each:
- bootrec.exe / rebuildbcd
bootrec.exe / fixmbr
bootrec.exe / fixboot
chkdsk C: / f / r
- When finished, restart your computer.
Solution 3. Remove the problematic driver
If the problem occurs after you have installed a particular driver, you should uninstall it.
- Press the combination Win + X, and select Device Manager.
- In a new window, expand the section with the installed application, and delete the problematic file by right-clicking on it.
- Next, confirm your choice, and then reboot the system.
Solution 4. Perform a system restore
This method is a universal solution for many problems, since this process rolls the system back to one of the previous states, when everything was working stably.
- Right click on the Windows icon and select Control Panel.
- Go to the Recovery section, and then to the Start System Restore subsection.
- The next window will ask you to select one of the available dates when the backup was created.
- If there are not enough rollback points, select the Show other restore points check box.
- After choosing your preferred date, start the process by clicking Next.
Solution 5. Use Windows Media Creation Tool
In rare cases, in the most critical situations, it is necessary to download the Windows Media Creation Tool installation file from the official Microsoft website, which will automatically make the necessary corrections to the system. It’s worth noting that this method requires a different work computer.
- Visit official site Microsoft.
- Download the Windows 10 installation media.
- Run the installer, agree to the Terms and Conditions and click Next.
- Select Create installation media (USB drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC.
- Click Next and select USB storage (make sure USB is connected to PC).
- Now follow the instructions on the screen and as soon as you are able to select a partition, select UEFI.
- After the process is completed, connect the USB drive to the problem PC.
- Boot into BIOS by pressing F2, F8, F12, Del (depending on your device) several times during computer boot and go to the boot menu.
- Here, select the Boot Priority option and set it to USB Boot Priority.
- Reboot your computer.
- Then click on Repair your computer in the lower left corner.
- In the advanced options, select: Use Windows Media Creation Tool.
- Click Troubleshoot> Automatic Repair.