Server Stops Working After MS Update
Posted on 2009-03-29
I have a PowerEdge 1850 server that is running 2003 Enterprise. This server is in my home and it acts as a backup domain controller for an SBS box. It also provides internet access to my family.
Earlier today I noticed that there were about 10 MS security patches/updates that needed to be installed. One of these I think was an update for the RAID driver. I installed all of them. When the server rebooted everything worked fine up to login. After I logged in the Windows desktop started to appear then everything froze (no keyboard or mouse).
I tried rebooting twice (both times by holding down the power button) and the system still locks and the amber light flashes. I hired a 3rd party IT guy to configure this BDC and really do not want to mess this up. Any suggestions? Should I try booting with the Windows disk in the CD drive? Please provide detailed steps on what I should do as the way my luck has gone with these servers I will screw things up. Thanks!!!