After a bad day with a Windows Server 2003 AD failure I had to do a system state restore using Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM)
How hard could it be?? F8 in the BIOS before the Windows start right? Wrong!
This was on a HP Proliant ML310 G5 with multiple RAID & ILO devices using F8 as their configuration options, therefore every-time I pressed F8 (trying not to miss my window) I’d simply keep going into these config screens.
Wait until the initial RAID & ILO has loaded and processed to the next item then keep pressing “F5”
Yes F5 not F8!