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Automatic reboot after uninstall hotfix

By hakan ·
Hi

I've a server with windows 2000 sp3. I uninstalled a hotfix q322913 and now my server reboots every time I start it. It reboots before it reches the logon page. The server is configured to restart on error, and because of that I can't see what says on the bluescreen. Are there anyway to prevent this restarting behaviour?
I've tried recovery console but no luck, I can't read the sysevent.log because I haven't configured security policy for the console.
Anyidea how to solve this matter?

Kind regards

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by jschein In reply to Automatic reboot after un ...

boot into safe mode... disable reboot on error.

View your event log to see what is causing the hang / reboot.

Install SP4.

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by jschein In reply to

And I'm guessing that you haven't done any backups of this server?

You said it is a server but running windows XP?

Only thing I could think of off hand is boot from the XP CD and try to do a recovery.

Did you install any programs such as PCAnywhere or cd burner program prior to the reboot?

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by jschein In reply to

Sorry, read another help ? at the same time... Use the 2k cd.. boot from it and try to do a recovery from that.

Best solution would be a tape backup device used to recover system files from last known good backup. Without that, you will have to boot from the master 2k server cd and try to do a recovery from that.

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by hakan In reply to Automatic reboot after un ...

The server will not boot properly in any of these modes. Can't logon in any mode.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Automatic reboot after un ...

best bet would be to use the Win2k cd and Upgrade the OS back to the original win2k, or try a repair.
This does not always work, so you could also try copying all of the c:\;c:\Windows\(or Winnt);and c:\%systemroot%\system32\ files onto the system from another system. Do not copy all of the folders from system32 though, a few will work but not the config folder (unless it is an identical system). You should be able to boot to safe mode from here, if not a reinstall is the best option.
If need be you can slave the hard drive to another system to backup data, and/or try to repair the OS.

Warning, make sure that you have a viable backup before attempting any of these.

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by hakan In reply to

I installed w2k3 in another directory and managed to copy damaged files therefrom. No my system is back and running again. Thanks everybody for the help!

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