So I stopped all SQL services
Then copied the master and msdb db files to a temp drive.
The original drive was blown away and readded with a samller size which is why we did this.
I copied the db files back to original drive with the same exact folder structure. I compared bytes and they match the source files.
Now the SQL engine service will not start. Because SQL recognizes the drive is different is that right?
I thought this would work - is there anything i can do other than reinstall SQL Server?
The Application log shows ........ERRORLOG5(Access is denied.)