SBS2003 won't boot, Active Directory Error 0xc00002e1

Error on boot after a power outage along the following lines: 

Directory Services cannot start, error status: 0xc00002e1, Please click OK to Shutdown this system and reboot into directory services restore mode

Booted into Safe Mode (AD services restore) and tried the following:

  1. Determined the NTDS location (it was the default: c:\windows\ntds\)
  2. Renamed the edb.chk file and try to boot to Normal mode   <-- no good
  3. ESENTUTL /g c:\windows\ntds\ntds.dit”   <-- no good
  4. restored the entire NTDS file from last ShadowProtect backup   <-- sorted

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