Scheduled work by Electricians .......they turned power off before server had finished shutting down.
SBS2011 server rebooted ..... is up but just a cursor on console screen. Unable to boot safe mode or command prompt get same blank screen with cursor on it.
Users can see mapped network drives and I can \\servername\c$ from a client pc.
Can't remote desktop to server.
Checked event logs and services on the server via client a client pc and various exchange, sharepoint and other automatic services not starting or continually trying to start and fail.
Various error messages like....
The sharepoint 2010 timer Service terminated with service-specific error %%-2147467259
Also when try to start services manually get this message below.
Configuration Manager: The Plug and Play Service or another Required Services is not available......
also lots off errors in event log when starting services saying interface not registered.
...also get this interface not registered when trying to start some of the automatic services.
Brand new HP server, Raid 5, SBS2011 server....(old 2003 was stolen over xmas so just got this one running smoothly and now this !!!! arhh
Various restarts/power off and even remote restart with SFC /scannow from remote pc to see if that helps but no good.
I can see previous versions of c$ on server from remote pc....wondering if restore system32 dir would help ??
Any ideas greatly appreciated.