Server 2003 hangs after updates.
Posted on 2011-03-15
Last night I did some Dell server updates, hard drive firmware as well the PERC adapter firmware as well bios updates. After the updates the Windows 2003 Server hangs at splash screen, when booting via safe mode it is stuck on the acpitabl.dat file.
I wanted to ask for your opinion, I am going to try to do installation repair but if that fails I was thinking maybe I can virtualized the server, is there a utility that will take the server as is and convert it to a VCD or what ever virtual file extension vmware is using?
The server has the OS on Raid 1 and the data on Raid 5 therefore my data should be safe but the entire active directory is in jeopardy as I do not think that I have a good backup.