I have windows 2000 server with active directory installed on it. It was working fine till yesterday, but yesterday suddenly when i restarted my system, i m facing problem in loging in again.
When the system is rebooted, i get an error "lsass.exe - System Error : Security Accounts Manager initialization failed because of the following error: Directory Service cannot start. Error Status: 0xc00002e1. Please click OK to shutdown this system and reboot into Directory Services Restore Mode, check the event log for more detailed information." When i click on OK, it restarts the system. I then tried logging using Directory Service Restore Mode, it did log in, so when i checked the event log, it found an error "Error 1352 : The security account manager (SAM) or local security authority (LSA) server was in the wrong state to perform the security operation."
So please direct me as to what to do other than formating my system. I have important data on it and cannot afford to lose it. so please help me out.