troubleshooting Question

Exchange Disaster Recovery, Mailbox store not mounting,

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This is'nt urgent as its on a duplicate test lab.
Its also on totally differant hardware to the original.
Ive setup a duplicated 2003 domain with a mix of 2003 standard and 2003 Standard R2 exactly as is on the live network onto a test lab, I used a system state backup etc to mimmick the test domain, seized the fsmo roles imported all the GPOs etc all works perfectly and all DCs and the same IP on all the DC's/DHCP/DNS servers setup with the same netbios everything has the same paths.
The only thing that is differant is the servers/hardware is totally differant along with the fact that this test domain is not connected to the web so apart from the MS Service packs being installed there are no MS Updates installed as is on the live domain. THIS MAY WELL BE PART OF MY PROBLEM NOT SURE.

Exchange
Ive imported the live exchange server info store via a usb drive,
used ntbackup to then restore only the mailbox store ont the test labs exchange server which is setup identical to the original exchange, ie info store has the same path etc.
It failed the 1st time which was no surprise, so Ive since ran
eseutil /mh
this shows it was a dirty shutdown,
I then ran
eseutil /p
This then leaves it in a clean shutdown,
I then ran
eseutil /d
not so sure if this actually completes correctly the defrag as it shows 100% in approx 15 seconds flat even though the stores ( recovery/ and main store are both offline).
I then try to remount and receive the following which believe me when I say Ive tried countless fixes Ive got a sneaking feeling its to do with the incorrect  e000.logs but I could be mistaken their which is why Im asking on here.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: MSExchangeIS
Event Category: General
Event ID: 9519
Description: Error 0xfffff745 starting database "First Storage Group\Mailbox Store (MAIL1)" on the Microsoft Exchange Information Store. Failed to attach to Jet DB.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: MSExchangeIS
Event Category: General
Event ID: 9518
Description: Error 0xfffff745 starting Storage Group /DC=COM/DC=COMPANY/CN=CONFIGURATION/CN=SERVICES/CN=MICROSOFT EXCHANGE/CN=MICROSOFT/CN=ADMINISTRATIVE GROUPS/CN=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE GROUP/CN=SERVERS/CN=MAIL1/CN=INFORMATIONSTORE/CN=FIRST STORAGE GROUP on the Microsoft Exchange Information Store. MDB failed to start.

Ive tried this fix with no joy
http://www.innovativetechnologyconcepts.com/Exchange_Server_Error_0xffff745.htm

I tried running isinteg but it gave an error indicating I was inputting the incorrect syntax which I was sure I was doing it correct as I was correct according to all the MS white papers, I cant give you that exact error at the moment as Im running another eseutil /p at the moment on a differant exchange backup which Ive imported from backup but off the same live exchange server just to see if it was the bkf that was corrupt.

ANY SUGGESTIONS WELCOME
AS APART FROM THIS IVE GOT A PERFECTLY SETUP TEST LAB MIMMICKING EXACTLY THE LIVE DOMAIN, ITS JUST MOUNTING WHICH IS CAUSING ME PROBLEMS.
Im using the recovery storage group option, to recover
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