Posted on 2005-03-24
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
please help me , i do not know how I can get it to start.
thank you
Question by:RALPHQC
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NJComputerNetworks earned 1000 total points
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hit f8 on boot...and pick safe mode

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Did u recently change computer name?

If not, disconnect the network card and see what happens.
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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SMB?  or SBS?  How long ago did you install this?  Did you make any recent changes?  Do you have a full backup?

Lastly, who is the OEM?  If HP or Dell, there are recovery partitions on your drive.... and most likely a recovery CD that came with your server.

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IT is not oem , I have backup, after starting the pc few times, it worked, but I am afraid to restrat the server.
it is 2003 small business.
thank you
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 1000 total points
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Well, by all means, then start it in SAFE MODE... you can also select to start it with the last known good configuration (for domain controllers only , which SBS is).  Since you have a backup, what are you afraid of?  If the hard drive crashes, then you restore from your backup, right?

If, for some reason, you don't trust your backup... try restoring a few files from it to another computer as a test.  Alternatively, if you don't have a RAID configuration, you could just remove the hard drives from your SBS and attach them to another computer to create yet another backup before you put them back into the SBS box and try starting with Safe mode or Last Good config.

(P. S. to Hernandez.. you can't change name of a Small Business Server without completely reinstalling the OS).

Good Luck!

Jeff @

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