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Windows SBS 2011 R2: Black screen and Mouse Cursor on boot, never boots
After spending a full day on this, we (Your IT Pro and I) finally got it to boot by restoring the registry from a backup which windows keeps.
Boot into Windows Recovery command prompt and do the following:-
MD Backup (MD Is the command to Make a Directory)
Copy . Backup (copies all files in the folder RegBack to the Backup folder created in step 2)
Copy . .. (copies all files from the RegBack folder to the folder below, Config, overwriting them)
Hopefully, this will allow your server to boot.
Updated 17/09/2016 and 14/12/2016: Updated the instructions for clarity.