Cant raise domain functional level to 2003

I am attempting to raise the domain functional level but keep getting the following error.

The functional level could not be raised. The error is: The server is unwilling to process the request.

There have been several server crashes before I arrived and several were left in AD. Also there have been several DC running win 2000 that were demoted. I have used the metadata cleanup per the MS knowledgebase article and I have cleaned up DNS. Below is the event log from the server.

Event Type:      Warning
Event Source:      NTDS General
Event Category:      Directory Access
Event ID:      1723
Date:            4/20/2010
Time:            2:51:39 PM
User:            mydomain\user
Computer:      server
Active Directory failed to raise the functional level of the domain or forest because the following domain controller is at a lower functional level.
Object (forest or domain):
NTDS Settings object of domain controller:
CN=NTDS Settings,CN=LostAndFoundConfig,CN=Configuration,DC=mydomain,DC=us

The lost and found folder is empty when viewed from AD and from ADSIEdit. Any ideas
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Amit BhatnagarTechnology Consultant - SecurityCommented:
Can you run a DCDIAG on the Server and post the result as an attachment. Please do not paste the output directly as it would be pretty long.
Are you sure you checked the LostAndFoundConfig folder, and not just LostAndFound?  They're two different containers in two different locations.
mikegaston3127Author Commented:
Found own solution thatks for the help.
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