Small Business Server 2008, will only boot with the Operating System DVD in the drive
Posted on 2012-08-27
We have a Fujitsu Siemens Econel 200 S2 Tower Server. All was apparently working fine. Installed a batch of MS Updates and the Server rebooted fine - After a reboot, there were 4 remaining MS Updates (very simple updates - no service packs, etc) We installed these further 4 MS updates and the server requested a reboot. We did so, and the server failed to boot with the following error:- Reboot and Select proper Boot Device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot DEvice and Press a Key.
The server now ONLY successfully boots with the SBS 2008 DVD in the drive - When it says "Press any key to boot from DVD", we do not touch the keyboard and the server successfully boots to the desktop and currently is working in the office environment, supporting 10 client computers.
Fijutsu Technical support say this is not a hardware error, after viewing the diagnostic files - Fujitsu claim that this is now a software issue.
How can we get the server to boot normally without the DVD being in the drive bay ?
The belief is that the BCD has somehow become corrupted or is now missing.
As the server is currently running, we would appreciate any advice, that will make the server boot normally, without making our position much worse ?
We have two disks curently on a RAID 1 mirror, with no reported hardware issues, (confirmed by Fujitsu Technical Support) and eveything was all normal for reboots, until that last round of MS Updates ?
Any suggestions, please ?