Today morning I was able to access the SP central administration site and all other SharePoint sites. Then, I created a new web application. Then, clicked on create new site collection. The 'create new site collection' form was open. I went for a cofee and came back after 15 mins and filled in the site collection name and hit 'OK' button to create this site colelction. It gave some correlation id and critical error
After this, I am unable to access any of SP site or central admin site.
I get the error as:
Info icon The webpage cannot be found HTTP 404
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I tried iisreset and also system restart. Still the same issue. However, if I enter the website URL as:
http://<centraladmin url>/_layouts/15/settings.aspx then it opens up the settings page of central administration site.
Incase of a site if I enter the Sp siteurl in browser as:
http://<siteurl>/. Then, it gives the same error 404 as pasted above. However, if I type in URL as
http://<siteurl>/_layouts/15/viewlsts.aspx then I can see all the lists on that site. Then, if I click on say 'Site Pages' again it gives above pasted 404 error.
Any idea what is causing this issue?
SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server is on the same VM machine.