Error Loading Operating System Windows Server 2003
Posted on 2013-01-26
I have a server with a RAID 5 array. It has two disk partitions set up as dynamic disks, one set up as drive letter C:\ and the other as drive letter I:\. I needed to shrink the size of the I:\ drive in order to make more space to increase the size of the C:\ drive that was running out of space. I used the AOMEI Dynamic Disk Manager Server Edition to resize the partitions.
The Dynamic Disk Manager shutdown the system, proceeded to make the resizing changes, and reported that it had successfully made the changes. Upon rebooting the system, I got the dreaded "Error Loading Operating System" message.
I promptly booted my Windows Server 2003 OS disk into the recovery console. I am able to see files on both partitions, including the c:\Windows directory. I figured the master boot record was corrupt, so I ran the "map" command and saw this output.
I then ran the command "fixmbr \Device\harddisk0", and then rebooted. I still got the "Error Loading Operating System" message. I then went back to the recovery console and ran "fixboot c:". Rebooted and still the dreaded error message.
I next try booting my Windows Server 2003 OS disk and perform a repair installation of windows. I can see the disk activity as data is being written to the disks. The repair install completes and I reboot, and the "Error Loading Operating System" message still appears.
This still looks like a broken MBR, but I don't know how to correct it. Can anyone provide a solution?