LSASS.exe system error on SBS2003

I've been asked by a new client to fire up their old SBS2k3 server (out of action for 1.5 years) and recover some old emails, ofc no one knew the password, but I got past that and and now getting the error.
Security Accounts Manager Initialization failed because of the following error: Directory Service cannot start. Error Status: 0xc00002e1. Please click OK to shut down this system and reboot to Directory Services Restore Mode...

doing this and running ntdsutil > files > integrity tells me the db is corrupt
ntdsutil > tiles > recover exits with Operation Terminated with error -255, Spawned Process Exit code 0xffffff01(-255)

I do not need to get this machine in working condition, I just need to get it into a state where I can export two mailboxes?
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
You can go through repair installation process, to bring it back to life.

Use install CD 1, choose repair and after installation do not forget to apply all service packs.

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