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Windows 2003 Served STD, doing nothing in installation process after system repair

Posted on 2012-03-24
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Hi All,

We have an old IBM Server that is the only one DC, and no backup....for 30 users. For some reason it goes offline some missing file error.
We Started a system repair but in the middle I mean when the process started we had a power outage, so the system now boots only on a grey screen with mouse pointer without going through the installation process.
What can we do resume the repair, FYI the repair option is no longer availble !
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Thr repair option is available only when windows setup finds a system partition with
the same windows version on it.
The power outage could have corrupt your system partition.The other point is, in the repair process, windows delete the old windows files an that process, if interrupted could make the partation non bootable.
I suggest to do a chkdsk from the recovery  console see at least if you can access the remaining files and maybe correct it.

Did you make any diagnostics of the original problem?
Could be a hard drive problem. old IBM server could have mainboard busted capacitors.

good luck
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by:admi
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Thank you for your quick replay...
The power outage comes and I remember it very well from the beginning and you are right some files where deleted during the process.
If I go to to the next installation choosing c : then press enter the system detects that I already have windows installed and ask if I need to delete pressing L.
Tried also to chkdsk /R...same think the system boots to the same gray screen with mouse pointer.
I have SCSI old disks but I managed to recover all the files from these old disks so i suppose the HD are fine.
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by:admi
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I have done another chkdsk /R
then booted with ERD5 it fixed some registry error
booted again with 2003 installation CD and it worked I can show now the repair option

Thank you for your help
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