Access 2003 Object library not registered



Upgraded from OfficeXP Pro to Office 2003 pro. Access 2003 is not
working. I keep getting the message "Object library not registered", then
Access crashes. Access 2003 is trying to load VBE6.DLL (can not shut this
off in the refs). I have VB6 installed.

I have tried everything I can think of. My system is up to date with all
the updates MS offers. I have found no answers to this issue. Can anyone




I had this same problem and after being unable to find the solution on
the web, ended up having to call microsoft and pay them $35 (yes, I
know, rip off artists) Anyway, figured I'd post the solution so no one
else has to pay them. Mind you, I was on Win2kSP4, with Office Pro

Search your computer for DAO360.dll (should be in c:\program
files\common files\microsoft shared\dao) once you find it, go to
start>run type regsvr32 then a space, then drag the dll to the run
line, click okay.

Search your computer for MSADO15.dll (should be in c:\program
files\common files\system\ado) once you find it, go to start>run type
regsvr32 then a space, then drag the dll to the run line, click okay.

now try access. Hopefully this will fix for you too.


Well, I am having this same issue, and this did not resolve the entir
problem. It has removed the error ... but access now crashes with n
errors. After numerous searches and seeing the same respone from th
same poster and nothing else except for the same/similar answers, i
hoping someone else has any further ideas

Im running XP with SP
Office 2003 with SP
Visual Studio .net 200
I have tried completely uninstalling and reinstalling both Office an
VS with no change. I have reregistered multiple .dll's includin
VBe6.dll and the ones posted above

So if anyone could get me an answer i'd be grateful


Sep 15, 2013
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baileytem above may be answer

baileytem's two steps above seem to have worked to get past the "Object library not registered" error message .
However I got an "Active X" error after trying to set up my first database.

I have Access 2003 on Win XP Pro SP3.

Any ideas?
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