as title itself is saying what i am looking for over here. I formatted my pc and installed Sql server 2005. I detached db before formating the system and attached after formating. however after attaching i am getting Db in recovery/ readonly in object explorer. I tried to change properties the folder and files but it did not worked. setting Read_Write permission using sql command did not worked. even i am not able to detach and delete the db. So plz tell me some useful solution for the same.