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Windows Server 2008 32 Won't boot. Sits at scrolling bar

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I have a production Windows Server 2008 system running on VMware ESX4 that was powered off when I came in today. I don't see any vmware errors.

When I power the machine on it gets to the scrilling cursor thing it does at start up and never gets any farther. The scrolling cursor just keeps on going. When I try to boot into safe mode, it stops at crcdisk.sys and just sits there.

Any insight?
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is there any external drives or flah drives or anything of that nature plugged into the box while it is booting?
Try repairing the Windows Instance using DVD.
Commented:
Looks like some VMware weirdness. On the phone with their support now. What a mess!

Thanks for the input.

Commented:
Soundslike  more a Windows issue, not vmware.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/Q_24388669.html

Also, if you google "crcdisk.sys", you;ll find many others with the issue.  Vista and 2008 use a similar Kernel.  If you can upgrade to 2008 R2, you will then be using the Win 7 Kernel, which hopefully will be more stable.