Yesterday, I rebooted my server after doing some Windows updates. After that, for whatever reason, the system decided it wasn't going to boot up anymore, locking up on a faded Windows load screen just moments after post. No amount of Safe Mode stopped this either, it would lock up on a file called crcdisk.sys.
The two immediate options I checked for was a virus, using the Kaspersky Rescue CD
, and bad sectors on the hard drive, using the Ultimate Boot CD
. The Virus check found nothing, but the Ultimate Boot CD did come up with one bad sector during a full scan. Interesting that it did not find anything when I went to repair said sector.
After this, I rebooted it again, and this time got a blue screen complaining about being unable to open one of the registry files. Yikes. However, a second reboot cleared this, and somehow the server is up again.
What fail, fickle computers.