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Isass.exe - System Error -DC, Server 2003

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I have a 2003 server which is a DC.

One of the disks has appeared to have failed. There are 7 disks. Two mirrored for the C drive and the other 5 in RAID 5

Once the server boots, just before the login screen the following appears -

Isass.exe - System Error
Security Accounts Manager initialization failed because of the following
error: Directory Services cannot start. Error status: 0xc00002e1

I tried last know good configuration but this did not work.

I have another working DC.

Firstly, only one disk has appeared to fail on the first logical volume (C drive). The volume is mirrored so I can not work out why AD looks to be screwed? I have a backup of the data but not the servers system state. At least I suspect the system state was not being backed up. i would only know this after installing a tape drive and looking at the tape backup.

Secondly, Apart from removing the DC and then rebuilding it, can anyone offer any words of advice?
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Ratnesh Mishra

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