How do I prevent a Windows 2008 Server from booting in Recovery Mode

Server keeps booting in recovery mode no matter if I choose F8 options such as "safe mode" or "last know config" or even "directory services restore mode".

How do I configure the server to boot in normal mode.

**not sure why or how this happened**

Windows SBS Server 2008 R2
HP Proliant Server
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
basically fix the underlying problem that causes it to go into recovery mode. your bcd store may be corrupted.. you have to find the underlying cause
Did you try and run any setup discs and stopped it from completion?
Installed another windows or OS on this drive then try and fix it by reinstalling Windows 2008 Server"
more details please.
What is the bios boot order?
If the OS is not functioning correctly try a system restore/reinstall or
Try  Editing the Boot.ini File
This topic describes the boot options supported in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. If you are changing boot options for Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008,
Check the edit options here as well
Windows Server 2008 - BCD and BCDEdit
remedinaAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the assistance guys, I ended up having a bad disk in the array along with the corruption of the boot record. I ended up replacing the bad disk and deleting / recreating the RAID. (for some reason it wouldn't rebuild the new disk)

After that, I had to do a BMR (Bare Metal Restore) to recover the OS and all the data! #longweekend
IT Pros Agree: AI and Machine Learning Key

We’d all like to think our company’s data is well protected, but when you ask IT professionals they admit the data probably is not as safe as it could be.

Great job, but you did omit to to tell us you had a RAID.
remedinaAuthor Commented:
@Merete - Yes, you are correct... my bad. (was a long night when I submitted the question)

Thanks for the help!

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
remedinaAuthor Commented:
Resolution not found... ended up rebuilding server.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2008

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.