Rename Metabase.xml on Server 2003

Exchange, on our Server 2003 machine, is not starting because IIS is not starting because Metabase.xml is corrupt.

I cannot rename Metabase.xml... I get a error message stating that it is corrupt.

What can I do?  I've ran chkdsk twice.
Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAsked:
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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
IIS won't start... so, here is what I did:

Tried to replace the Metabase.xml file manually from the history folder.  Couldn't rename the original file... I kept getting a "corrupt" file error message.

I tried chkdsk on reboot... still couldn't rename.  I tried this 2 more times.  Each time checking Exchange as well.

Then I thought I'd try safe mode.  The computer thought about it, thought about it and then rebooted out of the DOS screen.  I caught the reboot, hit F8 and tried safe mode again... same thing... the DOS screen came up for a bit and then the computer rebooted.

So, I let it reboot figuring that I'd post my failed attempts on EE.  This time, though, when it finished booting all was well.  Exchange and IIS are up again.

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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
Mysteriously started working... I'd delete this question.
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