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How can I repair the boot of my windows 2008R2?

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Hello my server don't boot, if it boot from the cd i can see all the folders and files.

Can I repair only the boot?

thanks
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Question by:limmontreefree
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You can boot to the Windows Server 2008 and choose the repair in the lower left hand corner of the screen.  this should open a CMD prompt.
From here you can run sfc and use the offline options,

/OFFBOOTDIR     For offline repair specify the location of the offline boot directory
/OFFWINDIR      For offline repair specify the location of the offline windows directory

This repairs the boot files, allowing you to boot back into the OS, if you are still having issues you could try doing an upgrade with the media then.
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by:rindi
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When you boot from the installation DVD you should have an option for repairing bootup problems.

Since servers usually use RAID controller drivers that aren't included with the Windows DVD, you may also be required provide the controller's drivers so the DVD finds the installation to repair. You can put those drivers on a USB stick to get access to them.
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by:Alexios
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Rindi, the repair option to boot to the cd is no longer an option due to the changes in setup for Windows Server 2008. Since it uses a image based deployment option, the file by file copy method is no longer available.
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by:limmontreefree
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Hello,

 but Where is the path for ... "For offline repair specify the location of the offline boot directory"

 when i boot from cd I do D: to see my hard disk.

which is the boot directoty?

Thanks
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by:limmontreefree
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I was thinkinkg that may be the bios has changed for battery problems and the SATA setup has changed from RAID enhaced or compatible.

I Don't know how option was previously,  If is this, Can I repair it? Windows needs diferent dll's ? Can I generate again?

A lot of questions,

thanks
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by:Alexios
Alexios earned 500 total points
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Yes, it better to try first changing all the options regarding SATA and Raid.

Then try this steps
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/run-sfc-offline-windows-7-vista/
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