Hi one of our live servers, running Windows Server 2008 SE, has crashed and is rebooting itself whenever we attempt to start it up. The server gets past the POST screens, just as the Window Server boot up progress bar appears it reboots itself.
Steps taken so far:
Reseating RAM modules – No change.
Booting into safe mode – Doesn’t work and server still reboots itself.
Disabling ‘Driver Signature Enforcement’ in the Advanced Boot Options – No change.
Booted from Windows Server 2008 DVD and attempting chkdsk c: /f /x and sfc /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=c:\ /OFFWINDIR=c:\windows – chkdsk completes without errors, but sfc does not run with the message “Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation”
Booted from Windows Server 2008 DVD and attempted a “bootrec.exe /fixmbr” – No change.
Disabled 'automatic reboot on failure' in the Advanced Boot Options and the server blue screens with the error code “0x0000007B (0xFFFFFA60005AF9C0, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)”
We're on the verge of a system re-install, but would really like to avoid that.