I have been dumped with the following problem:
Server 2008 Member server or BDC (not sure which) with no backups boots up ok, the loading screen (green scrolling bars) takes on average 10-20 minutes to load, then a black screen appears with a cursor, but no login prompt. Pressing crtl+alt+del does nothing, but the system is still responsive to the mouse. The server is unresponsive from the network (but this may be due to a statically set IP that I have not been told about).
No idea whats caused it, the customer reported that it was unresponsive yesterday so they switched it off and on again, and it did whats described above. I have no real information about this server other than it is running server 2008 and exchange 2010 beta. So far I have tried :
Running a system repair from the install disk - It either reports that it needs to restart to fix problem, which does what I have previously described, or it reports that it cannot fix the problem.
Running a chkdsk - It reports no problems.
Running a SFC /scannow - it says that there is currently a system repair underway that requires a reboot to finish. I have tried this several times, trying to get SFC to run, but no joy yet.
I can access the files on the server easily if required via the repair console.