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By skt32 ·
I have a Dell workstation (PIII 450 mhz, w/ Win98SE) that will not run Access 97. The error that keeps coming up is:
'Unable to load specified database."
After the error is displayed, Access closes.

There is not a database specified in the shortcut to load. Even when I double-click .mdb to open a database, I get the same error.

I have reinstalled Access several times, as well as reinstalling the entire Office97 package. If possible, I would like to avoid having to format the workstation and reinstalling everything from scratch.

Would appreciate any help.

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by eduardo In reply to Access 97

I know that you mentioned that you have reinstalled Access several times but I am not sure if you mean unistalled and then reinstalled. You might try to uninstall first and then reinstall. Also, I assume that you have tried to open several .mdb files just to make sure that you are not trying to open one up that has been corrupted. You might also try deleting the whole Microsoft Office directory that is created after you uninstall just to make sure that no files are left over and then try reinstalling again. Good Luck.

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by skt32 In reply to Access 97

As part of the reinstall, I did uninstall Access first. As for the quality of the .mdb files, I used a copy of one that is known to be good.

Thanks Anyway

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by bryan_hartman In reply to Access 97

try running office clean from your
Office cd in the valuepack folder. Then make
Sure you delete in the program files folder the Microsoft office folder then reinstall MS Office

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