+ 0 Votes Windows Small Business Server 2008 Black Screen, Possible Solution RamblingGeekUK June 4, 2013 at 7:28pm PST http://ramblinggeek.co.uk/2013/06/windows-sbs-2008-r2-black-screen-and-mouse-cursor-on-boot-never-boots/ + 0 Votes Can you log in remotely? Darryl~ Moderator January 21, 2013 at 3:06am PST NT + 0 Votes Windows Small Business Server 2008 Black Screen, Possible Solution RamblingGeekUK June 4, 2013 at 7:28pm PST http://ramblinggeek.co.uk/2013/06/windows-sbs-2008-r2-black-screen-and-mouse-cursor-on-boot-never-boots/ + 0 Votes RDP dNig January 21, 2013 at 11:36pm PST I've seen this on one of our servers before (2003) and when I connected via remote desktop I could get in fine. Once I logged off the RDP session the log in screen would appear on the servers terminal. Try logging in via RDP. + 0 Votes Could be that the administrator profile is corrupt... jnorris January 22, 2013 at 10:21pm PST Try rebooting the server first by hitting the power button - this may shut it down gracefully. If not then hard reboot it. Wait until you can access the servers C: drive from a workstation. Once you can, locate the administrator's profile folder (C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator(.*) or c:\Users\Administrator(.*). Rename the folders then try to log into the server. + 0 Votes Server Core Install raj_dev12 January 23, 2013 at 11:05am PST You may have installed windows as "Server Code Install" which only gives you command prompt. may be verify the server install mode. + 0 Votes are you sure slam5 January 24, 2013 at 12:43am PST are you sure it isn't a hardware problem? maybe the hard drive as a bad sector? I know it probably will cause more pain for you but can you run something like spinrite and see the health of the hard drive. installing patches may use regions of the drive that hasn't been used before. + 0 Votes I've seen a few versions of this markavo January 24, 2013 at 9:52am PST I've seen a version of this and the Session Manager was acting up as well. The way I got into the system was by pressing the shift key rapidly (more than 5 times) so that the "Sticky Keys" prompt appears. From there you can click on the "ease of access" center link. Explorer.exe didn't load properly after the Session Manager crapped out so I would, after having the ease of access center link loaded, go to the address bar of the Windows Explorer window and type c:\Windows\explorer.exe to launch Explorer. That would get me in but never resolved the KSOD. This has happened to me twice. Once I was able to disable all IPV6 and "large send offload ipv6" on the NIC. The second time I had to track down some windows updates that made changes to IPV6 but were done out of order. I had installed some HotFixes AFTER a service pack and the service pack reset the IPV6 Binary release to an earlier version. I had to uninstall the hot fixes and then download the newer released hotfix that had the proper Binary installed. I've also had this issue on a few Windows 7 machines but that was caused by folder redirection in Active Directory being done with a logon script instead of through group policy. None of these may be the issue you ran into but hopefully you get something from these ideas. + 0 Votes Check your drives rbardua January 30, 2013 at 6:59am PST I had the same problem a while ago. Unable to log in at the console or remotely. Black screen with cursor only. It turned out to be a failed hard drive in the array. So, on the same server, I had the same thing happen today. Looked at the hard drives and sure enough there is a failed hard drive in the array again. I have replaced the drive and its currently rebuilding. Ill keep you posted on how it goes. Server is an HP ML370 with Win 2k8 (not R2).