Server 03 repair install and Directory Services Restore Mode
Posted on 2011-03-02
I had a RAID 5 array fail. Recovered it and received various errors that I had to work through. OS not bootable at this point. I ran a repair install for Server 03 Standard and received a "Directory Service can not start; 0xc00002e1" error stating I need to use the recovery console to troubleshoot further. Now I need to kill the Windows Setup that launches at boot. I ran the Directory Services Restore Mode via F8 and got a "Setup can not continue in safe mode, click ok to reboot". Round and Round I go. Confirmed that the boot.ini is unchanged and has no Windows Setup allocated there.
How do I remove or roll back the repair installation setup so I can access the Directory Services Restore Mode.
Tried remaning the WINNT.EXE and still have the issue. Have also ran recovery console and verified Bootcfg setup, ran Fixboot and FixMRB, chkdsk /f /r and the like to get to the point where I could run the repair option.
Can I do a repair install by disabling AD services? What am I missing.