ESEUTIL stuck on "Scanning Satus (% Complete)"

Hi All,

Our Exchange server (2003 SBS) bluescreened last night and since the reboot the databases would not mount. eseutil /mh showed that both the priv1 and the pub1 were in dirty shutdown state.

I was able to run the eseutil /p on the pub1 database (only 35MB) and it worked like a dream - mounted and everything! I then went to do the same on the priv1.edb database (5GB + 2GB in priv1.stm). This is all I get (see code snip) and it's just stuck! Been 30+ minutes now!! No progress, nothing! I do see the task in the task manager sucking up 80% of the CPU and the CPU/memory numbers are jumping around, which tells me that eseutil is doing something. Is this normal??

C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\bin>eseutil /p "c:\program files\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1
Microsoft(R) Exchange Server Database Utilities
Version 6.5
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Initiating REPAIR mode...
        Database: c:\program files\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb
  Streaming File: c:\program files\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.STM
  Temp. Database: TEMPREPAIR3860.EDB
Checking database integrity.
The database is not up-to-date. This operation may find that
this database is corrupt because data from the log files has
yet to be placed in the database.
To ensure the database is up-to-date please use the 'Recovery' operation.
                     Scanning Status (% complete)
          0    10   20   30   40   50   60   70   80   90  100

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Do you notice the size of TEMPREPAIR3860.EDB increasing? Also make sure that the title bar of the command prompt does not say "Select" at the top which means the prompt is waiting for some input.

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Tyson0317Author Commented:
After hanging for many hours, this did eventually go through...
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