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4294966277 error when starting information store

Posted on 2004-10-23
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Hi,
I have run the eseutil /p on both my priv and pub files... They are both consistent now.... the dir.edb file is also consistent...
However I am still receiving the above 4294966277 error when starting up the information store...
Any ideas?
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Question by:Darktide00
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    by:munichpostman
    ISINTEG - Patch

    give it a go. I am sure it will work. Be patient, let it run. When it is finish you will be able to start the store again.
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    by:Darktide00
    Hey, Glad to see you are here... I need your help bad!
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    by:Darktide00
    I am making a backup of the MDB file so I don't lose what I have so far
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    by:Darktide00
    Do I have to have any services on to do this?
    When I ran it I got the private store could not be updated reason: DS_E_COMMUNICATIONS_PROBLEM
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    by:Darktide00
    I got the ISINTEG to go...
    It completed successfully....
    Same 429 error wwhen I attempt to start the store
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    by:Darktide00
    I just tried to restart the server....
    I got event id 1005
    Unable to start the Microsoft Exchange Information Store. Error 0xfffffc05.
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    by:munichpostman
    DS_E_COMMUNICATIONS_PROBLEM errors are usually related to permissions.

    Are you logged on the Exchange Server using the Exchange 5.5 service account?
    Had the password or account changed in the last few days?
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    by:marc_nivens
    That error is Jet_errPageNotInitialized (also known as a -1019).  These are usually caused by hardware failures.  If you have repaired the databases, make sure you have removed all log files and the chk file.  If it still fails to start, with only the edb files present, then I'm sad to say they are unrecoverable.  At that point you will need to go to a previous backup.  However, please try removing the log/chk files first.

    Oh, and the only error isinteg -patch will fix is a 1011 error.  It occurs when another store has been brought up with the present dir.edb.  The reason I tell people to only run isinteg -patch in the case of a 1011 error is that running after an online restore will corrupt the database.  So its better to only run it when you get the 1011 error.  
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    by:Darktide00
    Hi,
    I have already run the patch....
    When I run the eseutil /g on priv file it errors out with a jet_err 1206 non-db file or db corrupted
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    by:Darktide00
    Do I need to run the eseutil /p again?
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    by:marc_nivens
    Assuming you moved the logs/chk files out and you still cannot start the IS, your database file is corrupt beyond repair.  You will need to either restore from backup or start with a blank database.
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    by:Darktide00
    The last full backup was quite a while ago.....
    There is over 18gigs of info in the priv.edb file and it is showing consistent...
    Is there any other way to recover it? or move the info to a new server?
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    The only other option at this point is 3rd party tools.  Ontrack has one that can extract data from a dead store (at least as much as possible).  Check this out:

    http://www.ontrack.com/powercontrols/
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    by:ddrewtx
    Take a look at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=242364, which talks about the error 4294966277 that you are getting.  I agree with Marc Nivens on his assessment, because the 0xfffffc05 error translates to a -1019 error (typically a hardware problem - search on that in Google or MSKB, and you should find the correlation).  We can keep chasing this, but your fastest way to get this back up and running with your data is using a utility to extract the data out of the store, and then create the new mailboxes on the new server, and import it back in. I've been down this road before, but it's your (and your bosses) decision...

    Hope this helps...

    Dale Drew
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    by:Darktide00
    Hi,
    Thank you so much for all your help on this one... It seems like a loss from here. However I turned it into a golden opportunity to finally upgrade out of 5.5 to 2003 all the way...
    Using the powertools I was able to get all the mailboxes and create pst files. I then stopped the ADC and the site replicator for now. Created new mailboxes in 2003 then imported their pst's into their new mailboxes... Whew what a ride man!!! That powercontrol tool is way worth the 1500 bucks!!!!
    Thanks again!
    Bill
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