MjM Hellfire, don't reformat. Go back into the Group Policy or Security Policy that you change and change the permission back to their original settings.
If that doesn't work use your original back up to restore your previous settings.
Once I have gotten in to our W2k server I'll look to see which policy needs changing back for you. (we have been having problems with ours lately, HDD went down, cpu failed and it's fan, back ups stopped working, just getting things sorted now).
If you set permissions through the Computer managment facility, open it back up and click the Add button from here you should be able to undo the permissions. Remember by default the Administrator is added to some of these permissions, so be very carefull when setting permissions ( and write down what you have done and where).
Cheers 'recap', but it won't let me touch the drive with a bargepole, so I did things the old fashioned way; reformatted the locked partition thus freeing it up, went in and set it up correctly this time...phew.
Cheers for the advice, noted.
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