Security Accounts Manager cannot be initialized.
Posted on 2011-10-01
I'm getting an error when I boot up my Windows 2000 server:
"security accounts manager initialization failed because of the following error: Directory Services cannot start. Error status 0xc00002e1. Please click OK to shutdown this system and reboot into directory services mode."
I rebooted the server and tried following MS KB258062. When I did a ntdsutil files integrity, I got an output that said that there is a page error, I proceeded to perform a ntdsutil "sem d a" go.
the result of that command gives me: Getting records count...0 recordssemantic checker:
Any ideas on what to do after this? Unfortunately, I don't have a backup of the system state.