Windows 2008 R2 stuck in recovery mode

Posted by Dark Training on November 5, 2014 tags: | windows

Recently I came across a Windows Server 2008 R2 stuck in recovery mode after reboot.

Booting with a Windows 2008 R2 recovery DVD, the following steps allowed the machine to boot normally.

  1. Put the Windows Server 2008 R2 installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
  2. Press any key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.
  3. Select a language, time, currency, and a keyboard or another input method. Then click Next.
  4. Click Repair your computer.
  5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
  6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
  7. Type Bootrec /RebuildBcd, and then press ENTER.
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    If that does not work.

    dism.exe /image:C:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions
    "sfc /scannow /Offbootdir=c:\ /Offwindir=c:\windows