[SBS2011] Won't load services or explorer.exe
Hey guys, This doesn't fit in with any other server sub-forums. Sooooo,
I recently got a HP ProLiant N36L Microserver and installed Windows SBS 2011 Standard 180-day trial.
Everything was 'okay' but it was randomly freezing and crashing, so I decided to do a clean install since I hadn't really done anything major on the server.
So it installed fine and then I restarted after the initial set up and when it loaded, I logged in and all that loaded was the "Start using your server" welcome page/check list. No taskbar, no desktop, no nothing.
I tried to go Windows key+R to start explorer.exe but no commands like that would work, but it would boot up fine in safe mode. So I thought stuff it! Reinstalled SBS AGAIN(!) and had the same issue.
I have now booted into safe mode, checked the registry for an issue, no issue. Checked msconfig, no issue. Ran sfc /scannow, nothing found and I'm currently running a chkdsk /r.
Please, does anyone have a solution?
EDIT: Good news everyone! In normal mode I can get into task manager and therefor gain access to Run and I can see that explorer.exe is in fact running... Just not... working...