You are right, if you are out of status, you can't adjust your status in most cases. But when you were reinstated, you got back into status, and therefore are eligible to apply for adjustment of status.
You should be careful of believing or relying too much on message boards. Sometimes people don't explain that their situation is completely different that yours, so you should not always believe what you read, or think that your situation is exactly the same.
Yes, you were out of status; but you had that reinstated. If you did not, then you would not have been eligible to change your status to H1B either.
There is no such restriction on adjustment of status if you have previously been reinstated. Only if you are out of status now would this be a problem. If you want to send me to some of those sites to look at and see what they say, I can do that. But I do not believe you have anything to worry about.
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