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Posted on 2010-11-14
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I just reinstall SBS 2003 because the hard drives failed.

Everything worked fine until I plugged in a USB disk to transfer files from the backup to the new install. I unplugged it at point point and the server shutdown (cold). Now when I restart it comes up but when I log in it freezes. The files resources are still available and exchange is still working but I can't do anything on the console. Ctrl+Alt+Del does not work either. I don't see anything in the event logs when I log in to safe mode (which works)

Any ideas?
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by:rickybsb
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Cheers Gerhardpet
It seems that your computer may be infeted by your USB drive.
Download the kaspersky virus removal tool 2010, burn it to a CD, and use it on your server, running safe mode, or download it using safe mode with network
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/avptool2010?level=2
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by:pdoyley
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Sounds like screen resolution issues to me.  Can you create a new account in safe mode, then login into the running system using that?
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Active Directory was corrupt. Booted up to the last know good configuration and it is working now
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by:Gerhardpet
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Found the solution myself
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