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Small Business Server takes an hour to boot up

I have a 2003 Small Business Server that takes an extremely long time to boot (about 30-45 minutes).  when it eventually does boot, it runs extremely slow.  I check the system resources, and it is using no where near the memory it has (using 1GB out of 3 GB).  I ran a hardware diagnostic and the hardware all checks out fine.  However, when i boot into Safe Mode it runs with no issues, so I am thinking a software issue.  A few days ago when this started, the server almost ran out of disk space.  I have cleared 6 GB of space on the drive, but it still runs so slow no user can log into Exchange.  Is there someting else that I can check that may helo resolve this isse?  I really dont want to have to reload Windows.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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No changes that I know of.  I did find in the event logs event ID 508.  
A request to write to the file "C:\WINDOWS\NTDS\edb.log"
at offset 1230848 (0x000000000012c800) for 512 (0x00000200) bytes succeeded,
but took an abnormally long time (300 seconds) to be serviced by the OS. This
problem is likely due to faulty hardware. Please contact your hardware vendor
for further assistance diagnosing the problem.  However, i ran a diagnostic provided by IBM and it indicated that all hardware was fine.
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Did this server actually run out of space, or are you sure you caught it in time.  I'm wondering if there is corruption in the in the AD database.

You can check the DB with this:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315136
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it did actually run out of space.  i will check the article.
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I finally had to just reload Windows and restore everything from a backup.
Tedious but it fixed the problem.  thanks for all the suggestions!