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I installed SharePoint on W2K8 64 bit VMWare workstation. I cannot boot up because it freezes as it attempts to install Windows Updates. One error in the log says that Windows Messaging service should be running but I was not able to start this in Safe Mode. Has anyone got some suggestions on how to get my VM back up?

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Is the question about how to start a service in safe mode, or how to resolve your problem booting into Windows in Normal mode? Have you tried Last Known Good Configuration?

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I was wondering how to start the service in safe mode. – IrishChieftain Dec 13 '09 at 14:33
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Resolved problem be rebuilding VM. Note: one error I made was installing Powershell 2.0 without uninstalling 1.0 - not sure if this contributed to the problem or not.

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