SBS 2008 stuck at scrolling dots
Posted on 2012-12-25
Merry Christmas experts..
I have a big problem. Domain controller won't boot.
The OS is server 2008 SBS.
After some troubleshooting, I've determined I have a bad system registry hive. It is big enough to have enough content stored within it (50 MB) but won't open even offline. Windows 7 Regedit says, "Error while loading hive" when I try to open it while the drive is attached over USB.
I've tried the copies in the regback folder - same result. I've tried last known good - no good.
The server attempts to boot but hangs at the scrolling dots. HELP!!
Are there any good offline registry analsis and repair tools? I've looked and can't find any!