Ntdsutil.exe Semantic Checker "Can't Fix Mangled NC" Error Message in Windows 2000

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SYMPTOMS
When you run the Ntdsutil.exe "go fix" command to start the semantic checker on the Ntds.dit database, you may receive the following error message:
semantic checker: go fix

Error<8000ffff>: failed to fix mangled dn pdt. Retrying.

Error " "0>: non mangled name has guid

DBG: Rolling back transaction due to error 80004005.

Can't fix Mangled NC

Failure
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name   --------------------------------------------------------   17-Mar-2002  23:46  5.0.2195.5105  165,648  Ntdsutil.exe				

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.
MORE INFORMATION
For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
For additional information about how to install multiple hotfixes with only one reboot, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
296861 Use QChain.exe to Install Multiple Hotfixes with One Reboot
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Article ID: 319622 - Last Review: 10/24/2013 10:46:52 - Revision: 2.2

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