System: Windows 2003 Server Enterprise
Scenario: NTDS db is corrupt and all attempts to fix with
chkdsk which seemed to repair disk error and give access to the
ntds.dit file but still
(Attached the drive to a different server to run the
Access to source database '[path to copy of]/ntds.dit' failed with Jet error -1022.
Operation terminated with error -1022 (JET_errDiskIO, Disk IO error) after 0.170 seconds.
This error occurs on any disk I copy the files to including
original location in
Now enter the "Stupid!" and "what was I thinking!?" part (must be the late hour...)
Stupid: No updated backup - after using a backup I get a network password error in the
what was I thinking!?: Started the install repair from the original CD but the install fails since the AD fails to start.
Now I cant boot into any mode (safe mode, AD restore etc) nor complete the repair install.
I would really like to avoid a fresh install since I have the Exchange server on this DC and would rather migrate to a new server than have to start from scratch.