AWS EC2 - Can t launch an instance - Account blocked

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Launch Failed This account is currently blocked and not recognized as a valid account. Please contact if you have questions. Hide launch log Creating security groups Successful (sg-77e2ae10) Authorizing inbound rules Successful Initiating launches FailureRetry

Jul 11, 2018 in AWS by bug_seeker
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2 answers to this question.

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Try launching the Instance using CLI or cloud formation
Or you can try changing your region many a times that could be a problem!

answered Aug 7, 2018 by Priyaj
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Here is an email that I got from AWS:

Dear AWS Customer,

Thank you for signing up with Amazon Web Services!

As a new customer, you can launch Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances in 3 AWS regions. We suggest you to use the regions US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), but if you prefer other regions please contact us at and let us know which 3 regions are more convenient for you. You can find the list of regions and which services are available in each of the regions at Please make sure you are not running EC2 instances in the region you are transitioning from.

If you have a use case that requires you to run EC2 instances in more than 3 regions, please contact us at describing your use case and we will increase the number of available regions.

This limitation is temporary and only affects EC2 – other AWS services are available in all regions.

Sincerely, Amazon Web Services

So please change your region to US West (Oregon) or US East (N. Virginia) or US East (Ohio)and then it will works. If you still want to use other regions, check out the AWS Training in USA.

answered Aug 28, 2018 by eatcodesleeprepeat
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i am using US East (Ohio) but still facing same issue.
Try in another region. Sometimes aws will not allow to launch instances in all the region.

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