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windows 2003 sbs won't boot

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I have a Windows 2003 SBS and it will not boot.  It comes up the the " press ctrl e for remote access setup within 5 sec and then just hangs.  The lights on the hard drives are not blinking.  It's just stuck.  Any ideas to try?
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by:Larry Struckmeyer MVP
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You will get lots of possible repairs for your SBS, but a bit more information will help narrow it down.  what happens if you F8 before windows starts and select safe mode or last known good or do not auto restart?

Also you can boot on CD1 and run chkdsk and some other utilities and let us know what are the results.
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by:mkramer777
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for some reason I can't get to safe mode.  It will not come up if I hit f8
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Check out this link, sounds as though it may be close to what your looking for

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Servers/Q_24930452.html
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by:mkramer777
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that is ctrl e for bms mine says ctrl e for remote setup.  Anyway to get into safe mode other than f8?
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by:delmc
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No, you need to get past the ctrl e phase first so the secondary stage of the bios can allow the use of F8. Can you get into the bios to turn of this feature or any boot from LAN feature? If so go into this and stop the server from attempting to boot from Remote setup or LAN. I presume that this is a Dell Poweredge server, if so have you contacted Dell support to see if they have an answer to the ctrl e issue you are experiencing.
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