Okay - first, I am an idiot. I shouldn't have been working on servers when my mind was pre-occupied.
I have (had) a Windows 2008 Server R2 installed in VMWare. I was performing a very simple ADD HARD DISK.
I added the harddisk in VMWare, went into the server to complete the task.
I accidentally clicked on the F:\ and said make it the active partition, without thinking I went ahead and added the additional drive and thought "I'll fix the active partition once I reboot". Well - you see where this is going.
When I rebooted, I now receive the message :
BOOTMGR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
I have tried removing the additonal drives in hopes the server will see the ONLY drive present as the active one, but no luck
I was wondering if anyone had ideas on how to fix this other than - Rebuild.
I have spent about 10 hours configuring this server and was just getting ready to turn it over to the backup team - when - OF COURSE - is when it hosed.
Thanks for any assistance.