Windows Server 2008 hangs up while booting after Windows update applied several updates. The server is a virtual instance on a Server 2008 Hyper-V host. Other virtual servers are fine, but have not been updated.

The normal boot shows the horizontal barber poll forever. When I do a safe boot it also hangs up. With a "Please Wait..." after loading many '.sys' files.

The last successfully loaded file listed is: '\Windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys'

That is the extent of what I have been able to determine.

  • Ping me at my firstname dot lastname at microsoft.com and I'll get you in touch with someone who can help troubleshoot, and we can post the resolution once we have one. – Sean Earp Dec 6 '09 at 17:32
  • Awesome offer of assistance. Restores my faith in mankind ;) – joeqwerty Dec 6 '09 at 17:43
  • Any updates on this issue? – ErJab Apr 12 '11 at 21:11
  • Never pinged me :p – Sean Earp Apr 12 '11 at 22:06
  • Two years later, I note that there's no resolution, and I'm having the same problem. – Brighid McDonnell Dec 8 '11 at 22:16

You can try to uninstall updates using Microsoft Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset version 6.0 or 6.5 (Windows Server 2008 R2).

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