I stuck at repairing boot on Server 2012R2, which initially stuck at Windows Updates, rebooted twice (so Last known Good is inbetween two reboots...lol), customer has no backups, and one proprietary software is installed there, which is PITA to reinstall.
I must use install DVD to FIRST select Install wizard just so far to be able to inject RAID Ctrl drivers. Otherwise Windows installation is not found.
Then I CANCEL INSTALL and select REPAIR --> COMMAND PROMTP
- Interesting: No other repair tools are visible here, no Boot repair button -
From command prompt I then TRY to repair boot with:
...but it fails, as it does not find any Windows installations. In order to workaround, I manually delete BCD record, then I repeat the above command, and this time it FINDS 1 Windows installation and does it's job.
BUT after that, no Windows installations are found. MAYBE, just maybe it is because this last update was probably major update, and manipulated BCD in such a way, that my 6 years old install DVD is not compatible with existing BCD on disk. Maybe.
Reinstall and keep apps is NOT available.
Fresh reinstall pulls some 8.000 EUR expenses for the special app to install (medical stuff), so I would rather NOT go that route.
I am lost here...I know boot is damaged, but I am out of options.
System does not boot. Help? F1?