I've been struggling and spending a lot of time on this issue, and I've reached a point where I have no clue how to troubleshoot further, so this is my last shot. For a few weeks ago, I installed Windows Server 2016 - Evaluation Copy on my DC on a HDD -
everything worked flawless. Yesterday I acquired a SSD, which I started to install WS 2016, using the same USB key. The installation went fine as usual, and I pulled out the USB key when it was done and about to restart.
When I booted my server up, nothing happend, only a black screen and a blinking underscore as in command prompt etc - but I didn't get any "operation system missing" or anything like that. The funny thing is that when I boot the server with the
USB key plugged in, and doesn't press a key to continue to installation, it actually proceeds to load the OS as it should be. So, my system works fine, but I need the USB key to boot up, and that's not a satisfying solution.
I've searched a lot for similar issues, and I've used DISKPART to make sure the partition of the OS i active etc., and bootrec to fik MBR, Boot and to rebuild BCD - Nothing works.
I hope some of you have a clue about this, because I'm out of ideas.
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