non destructive repair install no existing windows

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.
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Paul SConnect With a Mentor Desktop Support Manager / Network AdministratorCommented:
Is this an OEM disk? Try a different SBS 2003 CD.

also read the special note on this article about finding a valid install.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816579

maybe you need to edit boot.ini
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snowdog_2112Author Commented:
Dammit - I bet it's the build number from that article.  Checking and will followup.  Thanks for quick response.
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snowdog_2112Author Commented:
Bingo!  I was using a 2003 R1 disc, but with an SBS R2 disc, it does give me the Repair option at the partition list.

THANK YOU!!!  
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snowdog_2112Author Commented:
The link to MS mentions the build number.  I thought the base 2003 install was interchangeable, but apparently not with SBS.  Thanks!
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