I'm updating one of our servers with sp5 and it is in a loop where it is
trying to shutdown Java, xwindow (which isn't up), and nothing happens. I'm
at 97% in nwconfig. I'm not sure what to do. If I force the server down
I'm afraid it wont startup again and this server is in another state.

java -exit
java -shutdownall
java -killall

just keeps on sending the commands without any success and looping.