2003 Server Activation Loop?

I got a friend with a Win2K3 server. It tells him he needs to activate, but when he goes to activation he tells him that Windows is already active.

Everytime you boot, same loop. Any ideas?

Call microsoft, claim that you are having this problem...and they'll fix it over the phone. Even if it isnt legit, claim you are taking a class and you need it to work in class. Say that you are part of CSI or something like that

just download a known working copy and reinstall, i never have any problems with the copy i downloaded