ML310e has rebooting issues with Windows Server 2012 Essentials

We have a ML310e Gen 8 that we just re-installed Windows Server 2012 Essentials (not Essentials R2) on and it keeps having an issue with rebooting.

Here's what happens:

You can reboot from the GUI with no issues.

When you reboot from command prompt, it locks up and the processor starts to overheat. You get the red hardware light on the front and you have to power it down manually.

We have updated the BIOS and intelligent provisioning. We did hardware scans and they came back clean. There's a post that says that this version has this same problem when you use a password with special characters in it. We changed the password and we are not using special characters.

Any ideas? This is really weird.
micromanexpertAsked:
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Jose Gabriel Ortega CastroEE Rookie/Solution Guide/Topic Advisor and CEO Faru Bonon ITCommented:
Any warnings on those errors or crashes on event viewer?
ArneLoviusCommented:
What command are you running to reboot ?

Was the install on top of an existing install, or were the partitions on the boot volume deleted before installing ?

Has Windows Update been run since the install ?
micromanexpertAuthor Commented:
We installed Server 2012 R2. Didn't have time to figure out why Essentials was causing this. Thanks for your help!

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