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How to wait for network in a batch script when booting on Windows Server?

I'm executing a batch file with TaskScheduler "At system startup" on a Windows Server 2012 in Azure, and I observed that there's no network for 20-60 seconds after the start of the batch. Currently I ...
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Blank MDT 2013 boot screen on USB Deployment

I am attempting to do refreshes on some machines and on the bootup of a USB drive with a LiteTouch Image I get to the Microsoft Solutions Accelerators screen but I do not get a window for actions. I ...
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Bootrec /FIXBOOT vs Bootrec /FIXMBR

According to Microsoft here is what Bootrec /FIXBOOT does: "This option writes a new boot sector to the system partition by using a boot sector that's compatible with Windows Vista or Windows 7" ...
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What determines the time to first ping response in an OS?

When a server (say Windows, Linux) is rebooted, it will take some time to respond to ping. I'm assuming that the software firewall has to be up before pings will be returned as there might be a ...
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1answer
251 views

Boot failed, continue to look for media

I have a new server that runs a RAID 1. I've had it off for about a month and I turn it back on and I am getting "boot failed, continue to look for Boot Media" and it just loops. Did my RAID die or ...
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1answer
166 views

Remotely diagnosing server 2012 boot problems with no KVM

I have a rented dedicated server that seems to have run into some issues. Unfortunately I have rented from a company who will only give hardware support leaving me in the dark. My server had been ...
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1answer
87 views

boot a non-raid disk on a server

I have a HP ML310e that I am trying to recover data off. It has a RAID 10 array and I am wanting to boot a non-raid hard drive on the server. I can't see this disk in the bios, so I can't boot from ...
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1answer
250 views

exchange 2013 unable to boot

I'm testing Exchange 2013 on a Hyper-V VM with Windows Server 2012 with a couple of problems. The most important so far is that the VM can't boot windows and when I'm lucky it takes 30 minutes to 1 ...
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3answers
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Boot another OS e.g. Windows *once* on a dual-boot machine

I have a dual-boot machine with Windows and Linux on it. It doesn't reside at my hand, instead , it's placed in the datacenter which I have to access remotely. For most of time, I work on Linux. But ...
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How to Disable secondary drive from booting upon restart - Windows

I had a Windows 2003 Hard Drive on my server and it went bad so I installed a new clean hard drive and installed Windows 2008 R2 on the new clean drive. I moved the old 2003 drive to be used only for ...
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1answer
173 views

What command is need to set the time on a Windows server when it boots?

I am running a Windows server on a VM and the time isn't accurate after it reboots. Is there a command to set the time on a Windows 2008 via NTP when it boots? It needs to run at boot time not at ...
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692 views

Windows 7 Unable to Boot / Access Denied for User's Folder

Today, I accidentally swapped the hard drive on my computer while my company is in sleep mode then turn it on. After the computer restarts, I can't boot into Windows anymore. The problem is that it ...
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Windows Unattended: Running a program from the OS boot drive and not “C:” drive

See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff715408.aspx for FirstLogonCommand, how do I specify a CommandLine for the OS boot drive and not just use "C:" like the examples do. The OS boot drive ...
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Windows boot iso file without press any key

I'm trying to make an iso file which will boot without any key-press from the user. In Windows iso files, when booting from a cd, there is a message "press any key to boot from cd" which will wait for ...
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1answer
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Server RAID 1 Cannot rebuilt, cannot boot into Windows

My office's server has failed recently after a power outage (we have no UPS). It turned out that it will not even boot into Windows (not even safe mode). The server was running in RAID 1 consisting a ...
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2answers
342 views

Burn in 50 Computers without installing an OS on each

I am burn in testing 50 propritary PCs for a customer. I am having some issues figureing out how to burn these machines in using my customers requirements. I must use Passmark Standard 6.0 or >. I ...
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4answers
662 views

Pre-configured Bootable Windows Installation

I'd like to create a CD/ISO of a windows installation that has all the software I normally use in a machine: Windows 7, Visual Studio, Office, etc. I'd like to be able to create this once and then ...
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2answers
347 views

Windows boot up process explorer like logging?

How can one create a automatic log of applications / memory usage / cpu usages during windows boot time? Everyone hates when a machine takes 10 minutes to boot up, but it can be difficult to ...
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3answers
2k views

Use GRUB/GRUB2 to PXE boot OS image

Asked this in stackoverflow but they recommended I post this here: Here is the situation I am in: I currently have a Windows drive that boots XP. The BIOS does not support PXE booting so this is out ...
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5answers
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How to Disable CD Booting remotely?

I have a Windows 2008 DVD in my Drive. The server is co-located somewhere else, I cannot physically access it. I need to keep the CD in the Drive in case I need the OS (for some reason) Everytime ...
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1answer
202 views

Boot Windows from USB disk with Ubuntu kernel and initrd

I have a situation where I have to boot using Ubuntu kernel and initrd first. Then check for attached USB/SCSI disk which has a Windows Installation and then boot Windows through USB/SCSI disk. I ...
3
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1answer
380 views

Profile windows start-up time

As it happens, windows workstations get slow over time. Notably, users complain about slow start-up times. What is the scientific approach to identifying what impact what service/operation on start-up ...
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2answers
552 views

Can I move the Windows directory to a different drive?

A client machine running Windows 7 Ultimate wants to add a small SSD drive to speed up some programs and booting. Can I move the \Windows folder to the SSD drive and then set some configuration file ...
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3answers
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How to edit Master Boot Record from Windows XP recovery console

How to alter Master Boot Record from Windows XP Recovery Console so that it points at an extended Linux partition instead of a NTFS one it is pointing at now? My MBR used to point at extended ...
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2answers
106 views

Where can I find evidence Windows USB boot devices are not supported?

I need written documentation, preferably from Microsoft, that installing Windows XP and newer to USB drives would not be possible, even when in a lab environment. I am not trying to install from a ...
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1answer
802 views

Missing hal.dll After Disk Clone

A friend couldn't seem to get Norton Ghost to clone a disk usably. I suggested using GParted, and (after running chkdsk /f on the NTFS partition - possibly the cause of Norton's problem) took the ...
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1answer
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How do I recover a WinXP system from Norton Systemworks Save & Restore?

I'm helping a friend with a dead hard drive on a Windows XP machine. He has full backups with Norton Systemworks' Save & Restore. Our hope is to restore a backup to a new hard drive without having ...
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3answers
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Create a cleanup cd/floppy disc? [closed]

I need to be able to do the following: Boot from said disk delete all C:\documents and settings\jafdkjewi folders (Excepting All Users, Default User, and Select Few others) reboot ...
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2answers
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How do I get a detailed vista bootlog?

How can I get a detailed report of what/when things are getting loaded during vista boot? The basic reports found in the event viewer are @ too high of a level. Someone must've needed more ...
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Boot image to inspect NTFS volumes

Occassionally Windows computers crash badly so it cannot even do a safe boot. If you do not have access to the Windows install media (preinstalled PC), which boot image would you recommend to start a ...