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    Access 97 Run Time Problems

    by geraldine1989jones ·

    I have been attempting to roll out a multi-user split-backend MS Access 97 database application. I am using the ODE Setup Wizard but I am not having any luck getting the application to run. I keep getting “Compile error in hidden module:

    “.The forms work fine if the PC has a full version of Access installed, but don’t in the run time.

    Has anyone used the ODE Setup portion or have any tips on making it work? MSDN is so full of Office 2000 garbage I can’t find the first thing on Office 97. (No, I don’t want to use 2000, it won’t port any part of the application!)

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      The last time I encountered this.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Access 97 Run Time Problems

      We had to pull a very old PC out of storage. It had to run Windows XP as the apps wouldn’t install on Windows 10 or 11.

      As to the forms working fine where the full version of Access is installed but not the runtime, that would be something you talk to the developer of the forms and Access app. And I mean the persons that created this app, not Access itself.

      As time passes you see a lot more of this issue. I created a lot over Visual Basic 6 apps over the years. And most are dead. If the company wants them to work again the company only needs to put out the usual RFQ (request for quote) and I can quote out the work to move it up to the current Visual Studio. But no, I don’t fix broken VB6 apps, even if I wrote them. I only migrate them to the newer systems.

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      Access 97 Run Time Problems

      by larryn ·

      In reply to Access 97 Run Time Problems

      I’m probably missing something.

      I never tried it this solution but I may need to do something like this in the future. So I thought I would learn something beforehand.

      Did you try to load the developer original access database while in Windows 10/11 and then convert it to the runtime version using the runtime version from window 10/11?

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