Microsoft Server 2008 R2 – Server Wont Boot – Recovery Console


One of our customers had a power cut, and the UPS did not save the day…. we could not get the server up and running again as all it wanted to do was to load the recovery console.

The only way to resolve the problem was to perform the following commands loading the command prompt from the recovery console.

Browse to E:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack copy the “System” and Paste to E:\Windows\System32\config

copy system.* to c:\windows\system32\config

*** Remember when you are in the recovery console the C drive is not the original C drive of the server it will be D or E drive depending on your disk layout ***