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breaking into a system at shutdown

OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
I'm debugging Win2K systems via terminal services and, occasionally,
when I restart the system, instead of performing a complete bounce it
decides to just shutdown rather than reboot. The problem is that when
I'm working remotely I can't get to the system to physically reset it.
I've got Windbg attached but once it's gone to shutdown, I can't break
in. I've resorted to using the .reboot command to be sure that it truly
reboots and does not just shutdown.

A couple of questions:

1. Has anyone else experienced this where the system goes to shutdown
and doesn't truly reboot?

2. Is there any way that, once the system has gone to shutdown, you can
break in with Windbg and reboot it?

--jerry


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