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Windows Server 2008 R2 VM won't boot

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Jon ScrivenFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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This all started when I added an additional disk to a vm.

The disk I added didn't show up in Disk Management and so I gave the server a reboot and that was where the nightmare began!  I got a blue screen:-

Windows went into recovery mode.

I rebooted and removed the disk in vmware.  Same message.

I then ran DISKPART and for some reason the System Reserved disk shows as drive C and the Windows disk shows as drive D. (normally they are the other way round).  Wasn't sure why this happened as I am not really famililar with how the System Reserved disk works when you are booted into repair mode.

I have tried all sorts of things in DISKPART.  Setting drives as ACTIVE and INACTIVE.  Changing the drive letters around (between C and D) and rebooting, but hasn't made any difference.

I have ran Startup and Repair (startrep.exe) which said it was resolving a problem the first time round, but hasn't seen a problem since.

I have also tried a bootrec /fixmbr and this has not resolved the problem either.

Now I am not sure how best to proceed.  All the data appears to be intact, so I am loathe to do a rebuild, but I can't work out what is wrong with this picture.

Any ideas anyone?
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