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troubleshooting Question

Old Active Directory

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Windows Server 2003Active DirectoryMicrosoft Server OS
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I have taken over an old Active Directory, and find myself wanting to clean it up.  I am sure there have been several old Domain Controllers that have had to be forcefully removed, but the current domain works, but will reboot/lock without reason every so often.  So I want to see if I can run through an clean up the schema and such.  I am not so worried about user accounts and machine accounts, as I am worried about the metadata and db itself.
Symptoms are;

--Reboots/locks without reason, and no log entries
--A dc failure will have ripple effects, even though there are 4 dc's
--If one fails, it can cause another lock up or reboot
--If one fails (not the pdc fsmo) logins are effected and denied, as well as denying computer additions.
--Addition of a brand new DC is affected same as old ones

Honestly, I think the domain just needs to be cleaned up.  Does anyone know how to go about this, some MS documents or even 3rd party freeware tools?
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