Continual Reboot after Power Failure on Server 2003
Posted on 2008-10-16
I have a production server 2003 Enterprise Edition that had a power failure this morning. The battery backup UPS kept it going for a while, but then the server came down. I don't know it if came down gracefully or not - I assume not. Now that the power is back on, the server will not boot. It gets to where Windows starts to load - I can see the Windows 2003 logo and the progress bar for a second or two, then it reboots. When I chose F8 and select not to restart on failure, I get the stop error code of 0x0000007b. Research says this is generally a virus, bad driver or corrupt registery. BTW, we are running RAID1, but the RAID seems to be OK. Status is optimal. I loaded a server 2003 std from a CD (with the RAID drivers from floppy) and I can get in to Recovery Console. I ran CHKDSK /P which found some errors, but did not fix the problem. I am now running CHKDSK /R.
Any ideas on what else I can do next? SInce this is a production machine I'm under pressure to get it up ASAP. Our main server is a Windows 2003 Small Business Server. This server with the problem is a terminal server and file server. Thanks.