One of our SQL server VMs (running in ESX) became completely unresponsive so it was Powered Off. I know, not exactly the best thing to do, but it's been done and since the VM was Powered On, we're getting an error
BOOTMGR is missing in Windows Server 2008 Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart
I've done some searching and found a bunch of suggestions to boot from the 2008 image (which I've done). I was able to open a command prompt, however the C:\ isn't available to select, and diskpart / list volume doesn't show C: as a volume, so I'm pretty sure it's not being detected, which means that I'm unable to use bootmgr or fixmbr / bootrec / etc to restore the OS. I'm not sure why this is, I was thinking that it might have been because we are using the Paravirtual SCSI Controller Type, but that's just a guess.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to resolve this issue? I think it's a two-tier issue, detect the C:, then fix the bootmgr issue.