I've looked around but haven't seen anything addressing what I'm running into.
I have a windows 2000 server DC that has apparently developed some active directory database corruption. Everything *seemed* to be running fine, but I was getting an error in my backup software about being unable to backup the active directory database. At first, I didn't think much about it because of other issues I was having with the backup system and the other DC was backing up fine.
Well, after finally looking into the errors, I realized this was a true windows error and not a false error from the backup system. So, after a bit of research I found this KB article on how to check AD database integrity: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/technologies/activedirectory/maintain/opsguide/part2/adogdapb.mspx#EILAE
Great, I just run the check to see if I have minor or more serious problems. Well, I must have serious problems because I can't login in Directory Services Restore mode!
I can login in regular safe mode, and I can login into the other DC in directory services restore mode (and run the check with no problems) but not on the affected DC.
What can I do next?