Server 2003 - Keeps restarting on Boot
Posted on 2011-03-16
I currently have a server 2003 DC that wont boot. It goes through the motions but just keeps restarting. A "Last known good" didnt make any difference.
Trying to boot in safe mode results in loading to the login screen, then rebooting when you try to login.
If i choose the "Dont restart on failure", it shows the following error
STOP: 0x00000007F (0x00000008, 0x800420000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
Microsoft say its a CPU issue, but all diagnostics pass on the test - and talk on the forums seems to think this isnt the issue.
Booting to a recovery console from the install CD also just restarts when you pick the installation.
My question is:
Am i able to try a re-install of the OS over the top (repair installation) even through this server holds the Infrastructure and PDC roles as well as being a GC.
Will it break the domain?
Should i just seize the roles onto the other DC?
Any advice would be GREAT! thanks