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Server 2008 R2 boot loop after updates

Brendon Gaige
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a brand new Server 2008 R2 box, with an Areca 1222 Sata II RAID controller, 24GB of RAM, SQL 2008.

It has been running fine up until yesterday when I needed to reboot the server for updates.  After reboot, the server would load windows up to a black screen with mouse icon, and just before it loads the login screen, it reboots.  I have narrowed it down to being an update issue, but I cannot find out which one it is.  It will not boot in safe mode, only will boot to desktop in Directory Recovery mode.  I can then load up the control panel and browse to the updates section in add/remove programs, but it shows there are no updates installed at all.  ( I know this to be false.)  I am at my wits end, and really need to figure out a way to get this machine back up and running with out having to start from scratch and wipe everything.  Could use some suggestions please!
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