Windows Server 2003 - reboots continously

Posted on 2006-05-15
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I have a Windows Server 2003 that keeps rebooting.  It never gets booted up and I cannot see the blue screen other than a flicker that tells me that it is there.  

The computer gets to the Windows Server 2003 splash screen and then scrolls to get one revolution then it restarts, repeat.

I haven't worked on this machine, so I don't know its full history of install, but it is new and never used only being installed now.  It will be used for Rockwell Automation software to automate machinery.  There was an operator error where the power was cutoff from the computer while in operation, which is what I've been told was the cause of its current condition.

Any help would be appreciated.
Question by:ast2550
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    Hi ast2550,

    jump into the recovery console from the windows disk and run a fixboot and a chkdsk /r

    can you get into safe mode at all? have you tried a repair install from the windows cd
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    press f8 to get to the boot menu as it boots, then in the list you should see a disable auto reboot on failure option. select this and you will be able to stop on the blue screen and get a better idea of what's going on.
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    If it not in use today, I say reinstall from scratch.  Why support something you did not build if it is having problems already.

    If there is data on the machine you can do a parallel install to back it up.
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    i agree it does sound like a corrupt file or two, if you want to see what the error is then do as i have described but if you don;t want ot waste your time trying to see a bluescreen that may mean nothing anyway and it's a new machine then just reload the os.

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