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Server 2011SBSD Will not boot

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windows server 2011 sbs broken boot record server wont boot all files are there no blue screen just a boot loading error. Any thoughts Thanks in advance
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Ian PattisonHead of IT
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SBS2011 is just Windows Server 2008r2 underneath, and that is what is failing to boot.

Grab some 2008r2 installation media to boot from and use the recovery console command line to repair the boot records.
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Try hitting f8 during Windows ....

If you have not rebooted the system in a while patience might be required to let it process?
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Unfortunately after about 10 different fixes we had to backup the data using WINPE and reloaded the server. The customer though the product is now end-of-life had SBS 2011 standard.

After loading it three times thinking we made a mistake the system would not do updates. Is that because the product is end-of-life. Anyway thanks for the input.