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SBS 2003 hangs during repair

Posted on 2006-11-09
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I have a white box server with Intel server mobo that recently failed after being in the field 2 months - first server I've had fail on me...after extensive t/s with Intel, it was determined that the mobo failed; replaced with identical board.  After initial boot & reactivating MS; single drive comes up in SATA, however we are not able to bring up in RAID (1 - mirrored); the system errored with stop:  0x0000008E.  After further troubleshooting, I attempted to repair the OS - now I get the following error and am now unable to even bring up the single drive in SATA succesfully.  Any assistance would be EXTREMELY helpful - this server is critical and don't want to have to re-build!

Attempted OS repair multiple times - get the following error:
"Sub-component Distributed Transaction Coordinator raised an exception while processing the OC_COMPLETE_INSTALLATION setup message.
D:\srvtm\com\complus\dtc\ntdtcsetup\src\cdtcccore.cpp (line 793)
Error Code = 0xffffffff
The DTC service could not be installed.
- only option is to hit "OK"
- system appears to continue - movement in blocks on lower right, main screen continues to change; however does not get past 25 minutes and "completing installation" bar does not move
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Question by:lcarleen
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There used to be a KB article on how to reinstall IIS on an SBS which was subsequently pulled by MS for reasons that I don't understand.  However, it sounds as if this could be your resolution before doing a complete reinstallation.  See:  http://groups-beta.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs/browse_thread/thread/5e1e6ebf6016a126/8a16b96bb66e612d%238a16b96bb66e612d?hl=en  for the steps that were listed in KB 887305.

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Actually, I just encountered this problem with a Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1 repair.  The server was running SP1, the install CD is SP1-slipstreamed.  I got the exact same message about the DTC.  After MANY hours searching the net and after several times of clicking OK and having the setup "freeze," I clicked the X in the upper-right corner of the window, instead of OK, and the setup completed on its own.  I'm not sure what difference this made "behind the scenes," but it worked!
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