We have an environment with 2 NetWare 6.5 servers and one OES2 server

I do not have all the information on changes as I was brought in post
changes. I do know that DNS and LDAP were both misbehaving due to
'tweaking' here and there.

DNS appeared to be working, but while looking at environment for next
steps of project, we found DNS was not behaving properly.

Loading Named.nlm gives:
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Starting eDirectory integrated Novell DNS Server...
Critical :Unable to read locator reference from NCP server
Critical: eDirectory Login failed with error -10
Critical: Failed to load RRS of a zone with error -10
Critical: Unable to read locator reference from NCP server
Critical: Unable to read locator reference from NCP server
Error: Error occured while updating the IP list of the DNS server
object
Critical: Unable to read locator reference from NCP server
error: Unable to get Journal Log attribute or SOA sr. no. with error
25
Loading the configuration and zone data completed.
DNS Server running.
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Services are not running.

Did a DNIPINST -F, if I put in the current context, I get:
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Locator object already exists and is not re-created.
Group object already exists and is not re-created
RootServerInfo zone object already exists and is not re-created.
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I then tried to create a new OU and put a fresh setup into that OU
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Specified context services for Locator object is invalid.
Specified context Services for Group object is invalid
Specified context services for RootServerInfo zone object is invalid.
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Loading DHCPSRVR Gives:
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Server-5.70-1: Loading Initiated at <TimeStamp>
Server-5.70-77: None of the configured DHCP SErver objects contain a
NCP server reference for the file server that is attemtping to load
DHCPSRVR.nlm
Server-5.70-67: DHCPSRVER is ready for remote Access support at
<TimeStamp>
No LAN based IP address assignment is possible
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I keep reading, don't use the -r, but since I am going in circles, was
wondering if that is my next step. Since I can't seem to fix it,
would this let me restart from scratch?

Also, what objects need to be deleted / modified to help facilitate a
do over?

I have been trolling the DNS-DHCP newsgroup for the past 3 days and
cannot find any solutions that I have not tried or verified.

Not sure what I am missing.

Any direction would be appreciated.

Jim