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Windows Server 2008 R2 Boot problem

Posted on 2014-01-31
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Server see's the BCD, loads Windows and get's to a movable Cursor and then reboots itself.

Back Story:  Failed RAID, rebuild and then moved windows files back to drive (blank drive) and should be ok.  something in the boot config is off and I can't tell what.
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by:jerseysam
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Are you able to use startup repair?

Although slighty different for you it may be worth trying as does sound like Boot config corruption

Guide can be found here:

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4162.windows-server-2008-repair-steps-for-no-boot-issues.aspx
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What about SAFE MODE ? Have you tried it .

May be controller issue ?
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Please try my comments from http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Windows_7/Q_28352239.html#a39824862 and http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Windows_7/Q_28352239.html#a39826164
It could be the same problem. As you already see the cursor, it's not a boot problem, but a logon problem.
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by:jakyll
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Thanks guys - it turned out to be corrupted Active Directory.  Some tinkering in DS Restore mode did the trick.
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