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Posted on 2012-08-17
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I just installed a Windows 2011 SBS Standard server a few days ago. It was running fine until I installed Windows updates and rebooted last night. Now it loads until I see the arrow but then reboots itself. I've tried every safe mode boot option and repair option but no luck. Any other ideas?
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by:David Atkin
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Hello,

Try safe mode with networking.

Did you manage to get a backup of the server?  Do you know what updates were applied?

Scorpeo
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by:chriswolf
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Tried safe mode with networking. I have a backup but I really don't want to have to reload Windows. There was 99 updates. I don't know what all they were.
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I am able to get into Directory Restore Mode and on to the desktop but when I reboot again, the same thing happens.
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by:Corlie008
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You can try to boot with ERD commander and remove the updates that you installed yesterday. Hope this will fix your problem ...
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by:chriswolf
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I have a call in with Microsoft Professional Support....
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I had to reload the OS..... 5 hours with Microsoft and no help....
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by:David Atkin
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Sorry to hear that.  

Thanks for posting your solution.
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I had to reload, a solution was never found.
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