Try performing an offline defragmentation of the Active Directory database using the steps found in MS KB article Performing Offline Defragmentation of the Active Directory Database. It sounds as though you're having some corruption issues. (Make sure you perform a backup or three before you perform the steps outlined in the KB article.)
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