Windows 2012 R2 server BsoD after Windows updates

Windows Server 2012 R2 VM runnign on VMware esxi 6.0 fully windows patched.
Its decided to fall over.
I can get it into windows if i F8 and select the signing device driver option (second from bottom).
There after is continues to blue screen.

I've tried sfc, dism, disabling device driver signing etc.

Restored from backup

Any  other suggestions?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
You restored from a backup made before the updates?
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
Tried this and it booted up fine only to fail again
Travis MartinezStorage EngineerCommented:
What about VMware Tools?  Is it up to date or have you tried re-installing them?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Then it is extremely unlikely the updates are the cause. What is the specific blue screen error?
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
sfc /scannow fails
Travis MartinezStorage EngineerCommented:
It looks like you've went through a lot to get to a worse position than you were before.

My thoughts are have you tried DISM with a different repair source from a working system of the same build?

Also, I think it's likely a "hardware" issue.  By chance are you using the VMXNET3 for a network adapter and if so have you considered changing it to E1000.  This is just a shot in the dark but I've had issues with the network drivers and the virtual adapters that altering the card type helped.
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
it boots if i f8 and select disable driver signing
going to rebuild new vm.

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What is the error message in the bluescreen? Can you upload a screen shot? One option is the boot from the Windows 2012 ISO and got to recovery options and copy the affected driver from the CD to the server
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
Rebuilt the VM in the end.
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