SBS2003 won't boot because boot up service won't stop.
Posted on 2009-05-07
Office a/c was shut off, inexplicably, over weekend--we think is was bldg maintenance. We came in to find SBS2003 up and running, but w/ a lot of issues. We re-booted and system will not boot up. Our technicians, after being on the phone w/ MS tech support, believe that the server will not boot because a boot up service won't stop. They summize it is an O/S problem. It's mirrored drives do have data that they believe they can recover. And we just recently backed up Exchange Store, WIN, DNS, user folders, etc. However, those backup files were on another server that we, at the same time, found shut down, and 3 of the 4 partitions on its mirrored drives have failed as well (each drive had 2 partitions. Office temp was ~80 F, but server location could have gotten as hot as 3 servers can get in a closed room under a desk.
Question 1: What is the likelihood that so many problems could have been caused by a hot office for a few days?
Question 2: What should we do to avoid future recurrances? Buy a portable a/c unit?
UPDATE: SUPPOSEDLY THEY HAVE NARROWED IT DOWN TO THE NETLOGON SERVICE.