server 2003 repair dilemma

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by quiddy, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. quiddy

    quiddy Guest

    Any response would be appreciated ...

    I have a Windows 2003 enterprise server with a 1.5 gig C: drive for
    system files , and a 30 gig D: drive for a boot directory. This
    server was upgraded from Server 2000.

    Anyway, I want to ditch the C: drive because it's small and almost
    full, and then use a repair method to replace the system files (ntldr,
    krnl, etc...) on the same partition as the boot directory ( /winnt/ ,
    etc... )

    I've tried booting from the cd rom for a repair, but it will only
    allow a fresh install, and I don't have a recovery disk (ASR)...

    Is it possible to repair a disk that is just the boot partition to a
    fully bootable disk with the server system files and server boot

    I know a bit about the repair console, but can't find any specific
    process to use the commands...

    Any help is appreciated...
    quiddy, Dec 22, 2012
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  2. Is the D drive a primary partition? Is it active? Both of these
    items will prevent the 'repair' action from working properly

    Special Access, Dec 23, 2012
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  3. quiddy

    quiddy Guest

    Yeah, actually I used the MBR command in recovery console...
    quiddy, Dec 23, 2012
  4. quiddy

    quiddy Guest

    what the **** else? ha ha...
    quiddy, Dec 24, 2012
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