Domain Controller not booting with BSOD message PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED and hex code 0x0000006B
Posted on 2014-10-16
We have a single domain controller Active Directory environment that has a non-booting DC. The DC is a Virtual Server (VMWare) running Windows 2008 R2 Standard. We have backups (Veeam Software) but they all restore to the same error that the original server has....we really should have performed a disaster recovery drill to test, alas we did not :(
BSOD error: PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED with a hex code of: 0x0000006B.
We have about 15 revisions of this server on backup, but ALL of them restore to the same result. We are able to boot into recovery console and access the file system of the server, and we have tried the popularly posted solution to this issue of deleting the "c:\windows\system32\codeintegrity\bootcat.cache" file, to no avail.
I can get access to all of the Operating system files to pull things OUT of this server (database files, etc...) to try and transplant the Active Directory database into another server...or be able to do other repairs to trey and get the system to boot. VEEAM SOFTWARE does not have any SYSTEM STATE backups or anything else that can be pulled out, so we can't help there.
Any help is appreciated, we are in a desperate situation...it seems that we may be looking at re-building the domain, which would mean reloading MS Exchange and all other domain-based applications as WELL as re-joining all PC's to the domain...obviously not a pretty ending.