How to Fix Windows Server Booting to Blank Screen with Mouse Pointer

Method

  1. Boot to recovery mode (use eval iso)
    1. Might need to boot to LCC, OS Deployment no RAID setup on a Dell server to get the OEMDRV partition for PERC drivers on older OS’s
  2. Shift+F10 to get the Command Prompt

Tip: Use Notepad as a file explorer to find the driver letter that has the Windows folder

3.Back to the Command Prompt and run the following commands

bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /fixboot

bootrec /rebuildbcd

x:\sources\recovery\startrep.exe

5. Reboot

 

Ref:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/947821/fix-windows-update-errors-by-using-the-dism-or-system-update-readiness

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-rebuild-the-bcd-in-windows-2624508

Keywords:

No boot
black screen after updates
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black screen on RDP
Not able to get logon dialog
Missing Ctrl+Alt+Del

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