Server 2008R2 on PowerEdge T410 server.
Server cycles at boot but won't load Windows. Server is remote so I have only limited technically-capable folks out there. They report that all HDDs (on RAID 5) are in the green. The only boot menu options they have is 1. Windows Startup Recovery and 2. Boot Windows normally. If #2 is selected, the server seems to start loading showing the progress bar and then powers down and reboots to that same menu.
I don't want them to mess around recovery options. Besides, it requires admin login and I am not willing to give up the password.
Also, the front LED on the server reads "ST: CNVSBT1", but I couldn't find the error code anywhere and will be calling Dell about it. But, like I said, the HDDs seem to be all on-line with nothing but green lights next to them.
It looks to me that there's got to be a file corruption when they hard-reset the server over the weekend and damaged some boot files.
I don't mind going there and doing a recovery, but I need some pointers on how to do it. A link to step-by-step will do.