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Server 2008 Safe Mode

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  • I configured a VM server to boot into safe mode from msconfig.  However, now the server won't even boot into safe mode.  A driver is failing to load or something.  I just get the "Setup is Prepering for First Use" and that's it.  I've boot to a command prompt and ran a repair but that didn't resolve any issue.  I installed a second instance of server 2008 as a dual boot, but I'm wondering how I would un-do the msconfig setting for safe mode from the new boot instance.  There is no boot.ini file anymore.  Anybody have any ideas?

     

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    Peter


    Peter
    Friday, March 25, 2011 7:58 PM

Answers

  •  I think it will be better to restore the system state from a performed backup.

    If this server is a DC then use NTDSUTIL and perform a non-authoritative restore.

     


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    Friday, March 25, 2011 8:01 PM
  • If you have a Windows Setup disc:

    1. Boot the virtual machine with the Windows Setup disc and start the Recovery Console. 
    2. Type BOOTCFG /REBUILD from the Recovery Console. 
    3. Complete the process to rebuild the BOOT.INI file.
    4. Type exit to quit the Recovery Console

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    Thanks

    Saturday, March 26, 2011 9:59 AM

All replies

  •  I think it will be better to restore the system state from a performed backup.

    If this server is a DC then use NTDSUTIL and perform a non-authoritative restore.

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Microsoft Student Partner
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration

    Friday, March 25, 2011 8:01 PM
  • If you have a Windows Setup disc:

    1. Boot the virtual machine with the Windows Setup disc and start the Recovery Console. 
    2. Type BOOTCFG /REBUILD from the Recovery Console. 
    3. Complete the process to rebuild the BOOT.INI file.
    4. Type exit to quit the Recovery Console

    You can also post of hyper-v forum.

     

    Thanks

    Saturday, March 26, 2011 9:59 AM