non destructive repair install no existing windows
Posted on 2010-08-23
Server 2003 SBS
I want to run a repair install to (hopefully) fix some strange issues in the OS. However, I get only thelist of partitions with no "R" to repair. (note - this is past the recovery console, I know the difference).
I've booted to the recovery console and tried fixboot and fixmbr, even bootcfg /scan and /rebuild. Nothing seems to get me a "valid install" for the non-destructive repair install of an existing installation.
Strangely enough, the recovery console does find the c:\windows and I am forced to enter the administrator credentials to get logged on to the recovery console.