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I have a Server 2003 AD Controler with Mirriored Drive. All was working fine until I rebooted the server. Now it is stuck in a Re-boot loop. It will boot up and ask me which OS to boot to.
1. Server 2003 Standard
2. Boot Mirror C: Secondary Plex.
It doesn't matter which one I choose I get the same results. It appears to be loading, The Server 2003 Splash screen comes up wiht the Scrolling line at the bottim. That goes away the screen goes blank and reboots. I have tried to boot to a Server2003 CD and run repair but it will not take my admin password. Any help willl be greatly appreciated.
Thank,
Joey
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by:Zuhir Elgmati
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did you try to enter with AD restore mode?
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by:CADRE308
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No I didn't try that I'll try it now.
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I Just tried AD Restore mode and it is doing the same thing.
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by:Zuhir Elgmati
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ok, try to enter with tools like ERD (Emergency Repair Disk) to reset the administrator password.
if you got administrator password then there's many ways to fix your issue .
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by:CADRE308
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Unfortunately, I dont have an ERD for this server.  Can I create one from a different server to accomplish the same task?
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by:Zuhir Elgmati
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this is what i'm talking about http://www.mininova.org/tor/857048 
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by:CADRE308
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I cannot download the file. The port that uTorrent uses must be blocked by our firewall at tha boarder. Is there anywhere else that i can get this??
Thanks,
Joey
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by:Zuhir Elgmati
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ok download it from your home or other internet place
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More information: I just Disabled Auto Reboot on Failure. and now i get the Blue Screen that says
TOP: C000021 Fatal System Error
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following these instructions at :  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/156669
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by:CADRE308
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Following the instructions above I can't get to a CMD Promt. Not even booting to Safemode Command Prommpt.
I assume that the ERD Disk will allow me to do that? I am burning the .iso now.
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by:Zuhir Elgmati
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yes it is , i wish you good luck
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by:Zuhir Elgmati
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note: when you boot from ERD go to start menu and look for :   locksmith click on it and it will ask u to reset your windows admin password
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by:CADRE308
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Will Do.. I am running Dr. Watson and I get an Error 3 Invalid Logfile Path.
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by:CADRE308
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Thaks for all of the help. I ended up having to boot to the cd and do an in service upgrade. After i installed WinServer2003 SP2 all appares to be working properly now. With the exception of Backup Exec. Which i will just reload.
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by:CADRE308
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Thanks for all of your time and effort in helping me resolve this issue.
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thank you , good luck
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