Troubleshooting Installation

Most of the time, installation completes normally and the Windows operating system starts without any problems. Some of the time, however, installation won't complete or, after installation, the server won't start up, and you must troubleshoot to figure out what's happening. The good news is that installation problems are usually the result of something simple. The bad news is that simple problems are sometimes the hardest to find.

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For more information about troubleshooting and recovery, see Chapter 41. Beyond that, you'll also find troubleshooters in the Help And Support console and in the Microsoft Knowledge Base, which is available online at http://support.microsoft.com/. Both are good resources for troubleshooting. ...

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