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Why Acces shows an ODBC msg when setup?

By tornado30 ·
I am trying to install MS Acces 97 in a PC with Windows 98 second edition just installed from scratch, I mean the hard disk fomated and everything and then installed Win98, then I installed a couple of softwares including MS Offcice 2000 without Access because I want to install Access 97 instead of 2000, so for to do that here we when installing Access 97 we do it in a diferent directory and not the default one, always have been resulting just great, but in this PC have after running the 100 percent of the installation of ACCESS 97 shows me a message saying "Error while configuring ODBC drivers!...The configuration of the ODBC Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb) driver failed.", but as I know for doing the installation it doesnt needs any ODBCdriver for it, and doesnt let me finish the setup running. I just unistall and reinstall it and it stills appears and it doesnt let me finish the installation. If someone has any answer for this I will appreciate the help. Thanks.

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Why Acces shows an ODBC msg when setup?

by SteveHancock In reply to Why Acces shows an ODBC m ...

hmmm, you could try installing access 97 before any office 2k application. There is probably a conflict with odbc drivers loaded by office2k earlier (they are used for excel to name one program) It would be interesting to see if access works before and after installing office 2k.
I would probably also try using the default directory for access97 if possible, though this depends on what sort of licences for office 2k you have for what will install.
:-)
Gigan

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