troubleshooting Question

FileMaker 7 Server can't open or close databases

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Running FM7 Advanced Server on Win2003. When the server boots, it attempts to open all of the appropriate databases, but never completes the action. In the FM7 Admin console (not the Web Publishing console), each database shows the status of "Opening" but never makes it to "Normal." Trying to toggle the databases (closing them and reopening) doesn't work -- in fact, I can't even close them when the status is "Opening." Also tried the typical tricks of restarting the FileMaker services (the main FM server can't be shut down), and bouncing the server. The only thing left to do seems to be reinstall the application on the server, which I am reluctant to do given the time involved. There aren't a large number of databases (about 10), nor a large number of users. Any other tricks out there?
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