^^ What Tom said. This was exactly my problem (read above to my other posting)
Once I brought proof of favorable disposition all was well. But the onus was on me to prove the disposition of the case, which had not been entered "into the system, by the system". In my case I had to have a fingerprint card done, submitted it to the NJ State Police, had them run a background check on myself, and then provided the results to BATFE and all was well (and has been so ever since).