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Server SP1 Fails on Server 2008 R2

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When Installing SP1 on Server 2008 R2 Failed error relating could not mount the partition
anyone else has this issue the Server is bare metal not VM
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Question by:shabbirj
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by:Korbus
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I have never seen this error before during a SP install, sounds scary!

Have you disabled all AV & security software, before starting the upgrade?
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by:Seth Simmons
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Could you be more specific?  Such as event log entries...
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by:Chev_PCN
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Are you running the SP with full administrative rights?
Rather than running the SP from the download, first extract the files & run the update from the extract.
Have you rebooted the server? There may be previous feature/role or KB installs that are still waiting for a reboot before you can do anything else.
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by:noxcho
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At which step does it fail? Restore point creation or later?
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by:mkuehngoe
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You may check these logs Logfiles
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by:SonnyHood
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Are you installing the 2008 R2 service pack 1 or the windows 2008 service pack 1?
just checking, most of the time theres a easy solution to a complex problem.
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by:mkuehngoe
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Sorry, but 2008 came with SP1 build in :)
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by:shabbirj
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Hi Guys
     I found the issue the system reserved partition was not recognized by the installation i gave it a letter and the installation went thru smooth
 eror eror
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That's why did I ask you the question - at which step does it fail. It failed to take create system restore point for MSR partition at the very start of SP1 installation.
Looks like your BCD had record pointing to MSR but the record was corrupt. Assigning drive letter to MSR then removing it fixes this problem.
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thanks for
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