Server HP Gen 8 Micro Server
OS Windows 2012 R2 Essentials
After installing automatic updates the server restarted itself (no option not to unfortunately)
Upon restart the server hung @ "updating your system" splash screen with the little dots going around in a circle. I'm unable to get the option to boot the server into safe mode (i think that is down to a driver issue)
Only thing if have tried so far is booting a win pe disk and deleting the pending.xml file from the winsxs folder. this has not changed anything besides the message "updating you system" has gone, now its just the circle of dots going around and around and around, please help this is a production server.
Restoring from backup is not an option unfortunately.