getting error winsrv is missing in windows 2003 Ent SP2

Posted on 2011-03-22
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi Experts,
Need your asssistance fixing this issue

Added /3GB switch in the boot.ini.
Rebooted the server. from ilo got login prompt. after providing the credential it's blank screen
The I did a maual reboot. now it's showing winsrv is missing.
(Not sure if it's related to adding /3GB switch as it's booting and asked for login prompt)

Please assist me
Thank you
Question by:Professor_MB
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by:Glen Knight
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What is the exact error and at what stage do you get it?

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initially through dsview i was able to get login prompt. and after providing credential, it was blank screen. Then I hard rebooted. now after reboot it's showing dll missing.
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by:Glen Knight
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If you cannot boot you will have to do a repair install of the OS.
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ID: 35196272
This is a node of windows cluster.will  Copying of the missing file manually from good server works !
if no could you assist how to repair it without effecting any other installed applications
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by:Glen Knight
ID: 35196298
You could certainly try copying the file, it may have just been damaged.

You could also use the Recovery Console to expand the file from the installation media.

Repair install instructions can be found here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325375

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Professor_MB earned 0 total points
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The Problem solved by removing the /3GB switch. It's not compatible. And windoows was giving all those crazy errors due to that. Thanks for your assistance.

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The problem solved by removing the /3GB switch from boot.ini.

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