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Hi,
A simple question: Our SBS 2003 SP2 server has been experiencing the failure of numerous services to start when booting. While investigating this, I am wondering if a Repair install is an option with SBS 2003. I have performed several successful Repair installs with Windows Server 2003 Standard, yet SBS is a different beast with which I have relatively little experience. Plus, it has been a while since I performed a repair with 2003 Standard. So is a repair an option with SBS? If so, could someone detail exactly how to choose the Repair option during the Setup process?
Thank you,
Bill
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First Option :-

To Troubleshoot System Services
Click Start, click Run, type msconfig in the Open box, and then click OK.
Click the Services tab.
Make a note of any services that are not selected.

IMPORTANT Do not skip this step. You will need this information later.
Click Disable All, click OK, and then restart your computer.
Click Start, click Run, type msconfig in the Open box, and then click OK.
Click the Services tab.
Click to select the check box of a service to turn it on, and then click OK.
Restart your computer, and see if the problem occurs.
Repeat steps 5 through 8 for each service until the problem occurs. When the problem occurs, you will know that the last service you turned on is causing the problem. Make a note of this service, and go to step 10.
Click Enable All, click to clear the check box next to the faulty service, click to clear the check boxes of any other services you made note of in step 3, click OK, and then restart your computer.

As a workaround, you can leave the faulty service turned off (not selected). Contact the manufacturer of the faulty service for more assistance.

Note You might be able to determine more quickly which service is causing the problem by testing the services in groups. Divide the services into two groups--select the check boxes of the first group, and clear the check boxes of the second group. Restart your computer, and then test for the problem. If the problem occurs, the faulty service is in the group with the selected check boxes. If the problem does not occur, the faulty service is in the group with the cleared check boxes. Repeat this process on the faulty group until you have isolated the faulty service.

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Second Option :-

How to Repair Your Installation of Windows
You may be able to repair a damaged Windows Server 2003 installation by running Windows Setup from the Windows CD.

To repair your installation of Windows, follow these steps:
Insert the Windows Server 2003 CD in the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
If the Windows CD displays the What would you like to do? menu, click Exit.
Turn off your computer, wait ten seconds, and then turn your computer back on.
If you are prompted to start your computer from the CD, do so.

Note You must be able to start your computer from the Windows Server 2003 CD-ROM to run Windows Setup. Your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive must be configured to do so. For information about how to configure your computer to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, see the documentation that is included with your computer, or contact your computer manufacturer.
After Setup starts, press ENTER to continue the setup process.
Press ENTER to select the option To set up Windows now, press ENTER. Do not select the Recovery Console option.
Press F8 to accept the licensing agreement.

Setup searches for previous installations of Windows.
If Setup does not find a previous installation of Windows Server 2003, you might have a hardware failure.

If Setup does find a previous installation of Windows Server 2003, you may receive the following message:
If one of the following Windows Server 2003 installations is damaged, setup can try to repair it. Use the up and down arrows to select an installation. To repair the selected installation, press R. To continue without repairing, press ESC.
Select the appropriate Windows Server 2003 operating system installation, and then press R to try to repair it.
Follow the on-screen instructions to repair the installation.

Notes
You might have to change the boot drive sequence in your BIOS settings to successfully start your computer from the Windows Server 2003 CD. Contact the manufacturer of your computer, or see your manufacturer's documentation, for more information.
If you cannot start your computer from the Windows Server 2003 CD, you might have a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive failure or other hardware failure.

After you repair your Windows Server 2003, you may be required to reactivate your copy of Windows Server 2003.
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