Revisit lsass.exe - System Error

The following question below has been answered, and I only repeat it due to my novice status in assisting with our church's network.  I am told the computer is just a file server and not the PDC.  Our office personnel are able to logon and use all workstations, but unable to access files on the server in question.  

From a beginners effort what is my best option to address the issue below? Thanx!  

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.
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Julian HansenCommented:
There is a MSDN article  258007 that deals with this issue - however it does not appear to be on the MS site so I have posted it below. If this does not work then try deleting the following key and restarting your machine

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeIS\RestoreInProgress

MSDN Article follows

SYMPTOMS
When you start your computer, you may receive the following error message:
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.
Also, you may receive the following event error message in the System Log:
Event Type: Information
Event Source: Application Popup
Event Category: None
Event ID: 26
Date: 3/22/2000
Time: 12:33:18 PM
User: N/A
Computer: DCNAME
Description:
Application popup: 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.
CAUSE
This issue can occur if the path to the NTDS folder that holds the Active Directory database files and log files does not exist or the NTFS permissions on this folder and database files are too restrictive, and Active Directory cannot start.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue:
Start your computer in Directory Services Repair mode.
At a command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after each:
ntdsutil
files
info

The output should look similar to:

Drive Information:

        C:\ NTFS (Fixed Drive  ) free(2.9 Gb) total(3.9 Gb)
        D:\ NTFS (Fixed Drive  ) free(3.6 Gb) total(3.9 Gb)

DS Path Information:

        Database   : C:\WINNT\NTDS\ntds.dit - 10.1 Mb

        Backup dir : C:\WINNT\NTDS\dsadata.bak
        Working dir: C:\WINNT\NTDS
        Log dir    : C:\WINNT\NTDS - 30.0 Mb total
                        res2.log - 10.0 Mb
                        res1.log - 10.0 Mb
                        edb.log  - 10.0 Mb
                              
Verify that each of the paths and files that are listed above exist.
Check each of the paths and files that are listed above to ensure that the permissions are at least set to the defaults (administrators and system - full control).
NOTE: You can use the Cacls.exe command-line utility to change the permissions of a folder.
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