sbs 2003 hangs at applying computer settings
Posted on 2013-06-25
the last two disks in a dell poweredge 2900 5-disk raid 5 configuration were accidentally removed and the server went down. the controller lost its configuration and after re-inserting the disks, the perc 6/i showed the disks in a foreign status. after removing all disks, clearing the controller configuration and importing the foreign disks, the server spent several minutes deleting corrupt attribute records, deleting orphaned file records, and correcting indexes.
amazingly, it will boot into safe mode with networking, but during normal boot, it hangs at applying computer settings.
the event viewer has little information to work from. i've tried disabling apcpbeagent, exchange information store, exchange system attendent and distributed transaction coordinator services. none seem to help.
although the system is hanging at the console and disconnects remote desktop, i am able to authenticate at a client, access the filesystem shares and access exchange.
i'd appreciate any advice.