Windows Server 2000 will not boot
Posted on 2006-07-07
I had a Windows 2000 File and Print Server die. It had a 3 physical drives, 2 mirrored and 1 stripe. 1 of the mirrored drives failed and the server will not let me boot from the other once the bad drive and the RAID controller was removed. I attempted to boot and got the following error message:
setup cannot load hive (file) systemRoot/system32/config/default.
I have tried Recovery Console which told me all was good but when I tried to boot again i got the same error. I have had a few of our techs go through it and they can't get past this error either. This is the only Server 2000 in the environment and I don't have an image of it. We are virtualizing the whole network in the next 8 weeks but this server hosts our FTP site. Am I fighting a losing battle and I should just rebuild from scratch or can this error be fixed?