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!