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Hi,

I've just installed the ADDS role with default settings. During dcpromo.exe it installed the DNS role too. Once it configured everything I told it to reboot but now it hangs at the Window Loading Screen. At the moment I'm trying to boot into safe mode but I will leave it overnight. In the mean time does anyone have any ideas about what could be wrong and what I could do to solve this?
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I have fixed this issue before on my server 08 enterprise by disabling write caching on the hard drive
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Hi. I've heard another the caching problem. When you encountered it were you able to get into windows? At the momen mine seems to just sit there before going to a black screen and restarting. This can take several hours. I left it booting into safe mode last night but it didn't seem to like that either. Anything I can do except wipe it and try again?
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I was able to boot into safe mode at the time. You can try using the 2008 server media and try and do some kind of restore/recovery/repair through command prompt or try F8 and last know good config, Id hate to see you have to wipe it but if it saves you more time in the long run....  
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ok I've found out the only thing I can boot into at the moment is Directory Services Restore Mode. From in there I have disabled disk cachine but I still can't get into normal mode. I've tried removing the role but every time it fails. I've removed the server from the domain and also checked that the DNS settings are correct and these seem to be ok.

Is there anything else I can do?
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Scrap that. Managed to restore the system state within DSRM. I now have a working machine but I'd still like to try out active Directory again. I'm cloning the volume onto my new drive which supports the disabling of Disk caching.

Is there anything else that I should do before installing Active Directory?
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Thank you. After restoring and cloning the volume onto a HDD that supported disabling for caching everything works fine.
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