windows 2003 to 2008 upgrade failed (SCSI driver) how best to get a command prompt or use the Rollback partition

Upgrading a Proliant from 2003 to 2008. It hangs on first reboot, I think because of a SCSI driver. (HP suggests Remove lsicsb6.sys)
I don't get the rollback option on reboot, but if I boot from the Windows 2008 CD, and choose repair, I do see the rollback partition, as well as the Windows partition

How do I either:
Acticvate the rollback partition.
Get a command prompt (lsicsb6.sys loads before the command prompt in safe mode with command prompt)

LVL 16
Carol ChisholmAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Carol ChisholmAuthor Commented:
Founs the command prompt which appears after selecting a partition to recover.
Got rid of lsicsb6.sys and the upgrade is continuing.
However if someone can tell me how to force a rollback, that would be interesting.
0
harryhelpCommented:
Usually there is an option in the bootloader (that's what I've seen in 2003 -> 2008 upgrades)

Assume that you don't see because of the SCSI driver!
0
Carol ChisholmAuthor Commented:
Indeed, hence needing help. I stopped for lunch but will go back and see how it is doing...
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Carol ChisholmAuthor Commented:
I fixed it myself, there was a SCS controller problem and then the teaming on the NICs was borken and then a NIC was trying to authenticate against the IAS server I had previously removed. Generally a mess
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2008

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.