I am having an issue with a Server 2016 Server will not boot up. Just spinning Circle. This server is run in a Vmware ESXi 5.5 Host. This server did not come back up from running updates last night. I can get into safe mode, but in regular mode, it will not boot up. I have let it running all day and I haven't gotten anywhere. I have looked on the web for this issue and i see similar posts, but no fixes have worked. We use an image based backup called Replibit. It works similar to Datto. I can virtualize this server on our backup server. Concerning problem is, I went back to last nights backup Before it updated windows and that backup is not booting up. Same thing. I tried to do a restore to my other ESXi 6.5 host and same thing. I even went back 1 month and tried to boot that image and same thing. I am at a loss here and this server is business Critical.
What I have tried so far:
Removing the Network Card from ESXi and other devices like CD ROM
Disabled Driver Signature Enforcement
Last Known Good
Since I restored this server to another host and i have backups, I can safely try anything as i can just restore back and try again. But it's a race against time. The original server i have still booting up on my ESXi 5.5 Host just to see if it will. I am going to pull the event logs and post them here after I send this as I can get into safemode with networking. Any help is greatly appreciated!!