Server boot issue

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I'm having an issue with a server at work. For some reason it keeps rebooting and never loads the OS. When I attempt to load safe mode it freezes on crcdisk.sys and reboots itself again.

Any ideas on how to cure this anyone plz?

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Have you tried last known good configuration already.

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I have tried all the recovery options and it just keeps rebooting. It started happening after it updated itself..
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Do you have any system restore points?
did you boot into windows setup and do a repair ?  - chkdsk f, should find what ever disk read problems you have

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Can you get to a dos prompt then try this.

a) copy files in directory [windows]/system32/config/RegBack to the directory one level higher in the hierarchy (system32/config/)

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Im just going to do a check disk now. I'll be back

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The reason it messed up was because of some updates. I can boot from my universal boot cd and access the windows directory. How do I manually remove the problem updates?
did chkdsk /f find nothing?

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No, it didnt work. I know it the updates that have done it, I just need to remove them. I can access the c: drive. How can I remove the updates manually.
yea it was more than likely updates on a driver that is the issue, but crc means cyclic redundancy check which suggests hard disk errors now, have you tried disabling as many things as possible in the bios and attempting to boot? eg usb keyboard support and remove any usb drives etc

problem being if you can browse to a list of drivers how will you know which is causing the issue, and you could end up removing essential drivers!
also try Fixmbr and Fixboot on the windows recovery console

also did u try last known good configuration (f8 on boot up to select?)

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Ive tried them earlier. Its looking like a rebuild ; (
no backups?

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We have just switched backup software and are having major issues there. Rebuild went very well and all is good now.

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