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Exchange 2007 on SBS 2008 services won't start

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My SBS 2008 box was converted to a VM, worked fine. Then I re-sized a secondary drive. Everything fell apart
I do not have a good backup - the drive that got re-sized was giving issues and would not complete a backup.
Now exchange will not run correctly. the topology service has issues, information store will not start.
without those I cannot even try to mount the mailbox databases.
I have no hair left - please help!!!
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Are the database files on this secondary drive? Run chkdsk on the secondary drive to ensure there aren't any underlying issues with the disk. Might also be worth running it on the host.
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It ran a chkdsk after the resize. It made some repairs at that time.
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OK it sounds like your database file may have some issues. Do you have a backup of your database? Post up any errors/warnings in the Event Logs relating to Exchange.

You can try using eseutil to see if the database file needs repairing. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998249%28v=exchg.80%29.aspx
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What kind of errors are we seeing in the Event Logs? Especially when you start the Information Store. What events does it generate.

So, I assume the AD Topology service is started? What errors is it getting?

I am assuming just one DC? The SBS box Exchange is on?

When you virtualized SBS it may have left a ghost/hidden NIC around from the old physical system. Check device manager for hidden devices. Also, did you install VM integration tools (not sure if you are VMware or Hyper-V). These will often add NIC drivers.
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