troubleshooting Question

SERVER WONT BOOT - Security Accounts Manager initialization failed.

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My server 2003 will not boot up.

The system does not get to the login screen and the error is - Security Accounts Manager initialization failed because of the following error: Directory Service cannot start.  Error Status: 0xc00002e1.  Please click OK to shutdown this system and reboot into Directory Services Restore Mode, check the event log for more detailed information.

I've got a another DC and a good system state backup of this server.

Can anyone advise on what actions I should take?
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