SBS 2008 seems corrupted, trying to reinstall windows
Posted on 2012-03-24
Hopefully this is an easy issue. We have a dell T110 with Windows SBS 2008 on it however it's having issues secondary to an accidental power outage. The health indicator light on the front is blinking amber but there's no 1 2 3 4 lights to know why.
I've tried the F10 diagnostics but nothing seems to fail.
It took a couple days worth of trying for it to be able to boot into windows. Once in windows, it takes hours for it to know what roles it is, let me see the services, etc. I decided it may be more efficient to just reload windows, but when I put in the DVD and reboot it says it needs to load a driver for the dvd rom, but then never sees it on the disk.
Does anyone know where I can point it to in order for it to see the DVD rom so I can just reinstall windows and get on with life? :)
The error logs seem to indicate it doesn't know it's the domain controller anymore. However when I try to look at the roles in the Server Manager it just sits there forever saying "Collecting data".
Any ideas what I can do to get this thing up and running again?