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When a non-administrative user tries to access removable media after formatting an NTFS drive, access is denied. This occurs after the administrator applies the "Allowed to eject removable NTFS media" policy to allow administrators and interactive users to eject and format the removable media.
This behavior occurs because Windows does not set the appropriate ACLs on the disk to grant the user access rights. A non-administrative user does not have the authority to set the ACLs during the format.
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
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