Reboot takes very long time - The Active Directory is rebuilding indices


I did a controlled reboot after the WTS-session had stalled. When the server is booting up again, it stops and gives the following message:

  "The Active Directory is rebuilding indices. Please wait..."

I have done this for 26 hours, but nothing is happening. The server is a DC for 11 people, so I cannot imagine that the AD is of any size. The server uses 2 disks in a HW mirroring configuration.

When I checked EE, I found a similar topic where the advice was to waint until the rebuild had finished. Is this the best thing I can do?

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KaarthickConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Log in under safe mode with network support. Run chkdsk /f on the boot drive and reboot. This may help.
Try to check the drive as well using on the disk checker from hdd manufacturer, to see if there is any damage or error on the disk.
nilsovAuthor Commented:

I couldn't get to the startup-menu - options when pressing F8, so i had to modify boot.ini to make this work. I then installed recovery console and ran checkdisk, but to no avail. I the started the boot process witH the LKGC
and it came ut normally againg. Problem solved.

br Nils
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