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Server boots fine until get to login for administrator, takes user name and password and then just stops on the blue screen, mouse cursor functioning, but nothing loads?
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by:rabindrajha
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share the h/w configuration.
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by:zippybungle2003
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This a DC? any dns settings changed?
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Dell server: 1.6 ghz, 2gb memory, serves as their mgmt software server, nothing else.  
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by:zippybungle2003
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there is a services hanging, if you reboot in safe mode can you check the event logs.
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by:ycguy1117
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I will try right now.
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by:rabindrajha
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if you are ok with safe mode try latest service pack, however after login scree if your getting BSOD or blank screen , possible cause may be login.exe corruption.

seems it's s/w issue, nevertheless remember for dell machine almost all the problem is vanishing after updating the BIOS, so you may consider for the same also.
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Again gets to loading personal settings in safe mode and stops, does not login further.
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zippybungle2003 earned 500 total points
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Your pretty much going to have to do a repair install now unfortunatley. This will involve popping in the server 2003 standard cd, booting to it and doing a repair install. Then apply the latest service pack again. Sorry.
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by:ycguy1117
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OK, thanks will try that
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Put in cd, goes through loading evrything then reports no drive found?
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by:rabindrajha
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is your drive encrypted? possible cause for the scenario is file-format corruption. In addition to this I will suggest if you can retrieve the data, it'll be better. bcoz very soon file format will be getting corrupted on your drive.
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by:rabindrajha
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as well as i will ask whether raid is configured for the drive? if not connect the hdd to other system and retrive the data. you might have to format the disk.
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by:zippybungle2003
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during the boot process it ask if there are any 3rd party drivers, i think its F3 or F5 (, at this point you will need to insert a floppy with the raid cards driver.This will help it find the drives.

This is going to be a mjot pain for you sorry!
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Thanks, contacting dell for the drivers now
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