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I have a server 2008 that is giving me a BSOD BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO error. It had a bad drive in it and I installed the new drive then mistakenly threw it online. As soon as I did that it blue screened on me. I tried to put the drive back offline, tried a chckdsk /r on the c drive. Tried last known good config. All same result. I am hoping not to have to rebuild this server. Is there another way around this to fix it?
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by:Todd Gerbert
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No backup?
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Yeah i have a backup with acronis but like i said i rather not restore since everything from today will be lost
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Restoration might be your best bet. This MSDN topic suggests booting with Last Known Good, and if that doesn't work then registry damage is too extensive and you should re-install the operating system.

In the past I have successfully recovered from this situation on workstations by booting from CD and manually manipulating the Registry's files in C:\Windows\system32\config and C:\Windows\system32\config\RegBackup. However, I would extremely leery of that approach, and I'd be concerned it'd do more harm than good. You might also be able to selectively restore just the System State / Registry (sorry, I'm not familiar with Acronis so I don't know whether or not that's even possible). Depending on how intelligently Acronis handles the server's System State this might not be a good idea either.

Perhaps you might wish to temporarily put the hard drive in another computer, or boot from CD, and use RoboCopy, for example, to copy every file modified today to a safe temporary location, then restore your Acronis backup, and finally copy those files from the temporary location back.
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Sorry my mistake backup exec not acronis
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Okay, then you should be able to selectively restore the server's System State without affecting any data files.
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What's the best way to do it just install server 2008 then backup exec then do the restore?
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That's a good question, we might need another Expert to intervene here, or you might be better suited opening a question in the BackupExec zone - or ask a moderator to change the zone assignment for this question.

Unfortunately, it's been quite a long time since I've used BackupExec, so I'm more than a little foggy on those types of details. BackupExec doesn't have any means to boot the system by itself, e.g. an emergency startup disc?

Is this server a Domain Controller?
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Domain controller
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Is it the only domain controller?
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Ok so basically I reinstalled server 2008. I then recreated the domain information with DNS DHCP etc... I was unable to restore the AD information so I am doing it from scratch. However I am now having an issue rejoining the domain with the clients. They say that the DC does not exist or cannot be contacted? I set the client DNS to the DC IP address. Also did an ipconfig /flushdns, also did an ipconfig /registerdns...
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Reinstalling the OS was the only way to fix this issue
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