Problem with BOOT.INI after a restore.

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I have a BOOT.INI that is rather squirrly....

If the OS boots on its own, using "Windows (Default)" it goes to a NTOS Kernel error and does not actually load.

IF, on the other hand, I choose "Windows Server 2003 for..." during boot options, everything is fine.

This happened after a HIR disaster recovery. The other boot choices there are residuals that I am not ready to delete until I have this system booting normally.  Seems like all the others will fail a boot.


[boot loader]
timeout=15
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server" /noexecute=optout /fastdetect
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server" /noexecute=optout /fastdetect

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Boot Mirror C: - secondary plex" 

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Disk 0 Partition 1 Windows Installation"

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Disk 0 Partition 1 Windows Installation"

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Mustafa L. McLinnSystems Engineer/Systems Administrator

Commented:
Have you tried safe mode with any of these other boot options?
try without the = ...

default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS

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TrialWorks,
Sounds like you possibly have an issue with one of the raid drives in the windows software mirror of C. Check to see if one of the drives has failed. If so replace the drive go into SCSI BIOS settings and change the boot disk from ID 0 to ID 1, and the system should boot up correctly and then you can rebuild your mirror. If it is Hardware Raid there is a somewhat different process there.
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Rsoly777, thanks for the feed back but the machine is a VM.   No raid affecting the cirtual disk.

Roads Roads: I cannot test right now but I am certain you nailed it!
Nah, it's just bolded text - may seem that way ! :D

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Thanks.

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