I have a a windows server 2008 standard edition that fails to boot, this is a VM on a VMWare ESXi 4.1 server. We lost power for 6 hours last week, so the battery back ups did not carry through that long. this is at the central office and not production, so there are no backup generators. It apears that the server was in the process of installing updates when it lost power. When i turn on this server, it comes to the installing updates 3 of 3 goes from 0-99%, then it says stoping services and shutting down, and reboots.
few commands i tryed by booting off the CD, going to repair, then cmd:
sfc /scannow /offbootdir=d:\ /offwindir=d:\windows
these says could not start repair service
went to the recovery directory and ran command:
This says either "found no problems" or "could not repair" depending on what other repair methos i have tried
i have ran bootrec with the following switches: /fixmbr, /fixboot, /scanos
then i renamed the c:\boot\bcd to a old file, and ran the coomand: bootrec /rebuildbcd
non of those commands fixed anything
ran a check disk with rix and repair via the command: chkdsk /f /r
this fixed nothing
non of those "repair" commands fixed anything, still have same problem.
i took the VMDK and mounted it onto another VM server and can read the disk just fine.
anyone else have some ideas on how to find a windows 2008 server?