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Windows 2008 Server reboots during the boot processes

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I have Windows Server 2008.
The machine does not fully boot. The Microsoft Windows screen comes up for a few seconds then the mouse appears and then the machine reboots.

I ran many different repair suggestions from Startup Repair to BOOTREC to SFC to Chkdsk (using /f /r options and found nothing) and then I found that with Startup Repair I receive a message that the repair could not automatically repair the problem.

Here is the problem Details:
StartRepair V2
Problem Signature 01: ExternalMedia
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 327685
Problem Signature 05: NoRootCause
Problem Signature 06: CorruptVolume
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 1
Problem Signature 09: Chkdsk
Problem Signature 10: 0

Any advice would be much appreciated.
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by:BlueCompute
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Press F8 during boot and select 'disable automatic restart on system failure', then see what error you get on boot.  How did you run chkdsk?
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chkdsk c: /f /r
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Here is the error:

STOP: c00002e2 Directory Services could not start because of the following error:
A device attached to the system is not functioning.

Error Status: 0xc0000001
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It's common when running chkdsk from the recovery environment to run it on the wrong disk...  Did the chkdsk show 'No problems were found...' ?  You can run Diskpart > list volume to make sure that you're running checkdisk on the correct volume.
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Diskpart> List vol

 Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
 ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  -------
 Volume 0     E                       DVD-ROM         0 B  No Media
 Volume 1     C                NTFS   Partition     59 GB  Healthy    System
 Volume 2     D                NTFS   Partition    535 GB  Healthy
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I am in Safe Mode Directory Services
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When I ran chkdsk i ran it from x:\sources\chkdsk c: /f /r
Before running i was and still am able to see everything on the two partitions that i have.
All the folders are there including windows.
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I ran diskpart and made sure that Volume 1 partition was active.
Reran Chkdsk and still no errors.
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You could try backing up and repairing the database: http://www.great-one.co.uk/archives/289
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donciakas earned 250 total points
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I guess You have a domain controller, so please check this hyperlink about solving same problem.

Good luck!
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