I have a customer who has Small Business Server 2008.
This morning for some reason the server rebooted and has not come up.
When I restart the server it keeps coming up with a screen that says:
"Configuring updates: Stage 3 of 3 - 0% Complete.
Do not turn off your computer"
After this screen appears for a while the screen goes BLACK with no mouse and all network connectivity is lost other than ping i.e. cannot see file shares anymore.
There do not seem to be any hardware or RAID problems.
I have tried rebooting in both Safe Mode and Safe mode with networking per some googling I did - but with no result.
I've attached pending.xml saved off from C:\WINDOWS\WINSXS as some of the knowledgebase articles suggest this is the cause. I cannot see how to delete this file as I cannot log onto the server or map with the correct permissions.