Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Repair OS
Posted on 2016-12-09
I have a backup server which has a RAID 5 volume on it. I have removed some files from WINSxS folder in C:\Windows as it had 9.5g worth of updates stored in there. My disk space was running low.
I read online that this was ok to do, I should have known that removing files from C:\Windows was a bad idea.
So here I am... I cannot log into windows at all. I receive the BSOD which states that some hardware or software has malfunctioned.
I have loaded Mini Windows XP to get into the file system and I was going to restore the files but I cannot see the Volume as it is a RAID volume and I do not have the RAID drivers to hand.
Windows Repair fails as it says it isn't compatible with this version of windows. It suggests using a windows repair disk. Which I do not have.
I'm currently trying to find a Server 2008 R2 ISO as my MS Portal isn't showing it as available to download even though I am licensed for it.
Any guidance is much appreciated. I have tried all the F8 options and non will let me in including last know good