Database will not open


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Ondine

I have not come across this before although another person posted a similar
problem last week: my client's back-end (Access 2000) database will not open:
it just 'fails silently', no error messages - you just have a blank Access
screen, no project opens either.
It's not possible to import the tables to a new database - nothing happens.
However, the front end, already linked to this database, is working
perfectly. In other words, you can access the data via the front end but
can't open the back-end db.

In my clients particular case the problem is that the data is replicated and
they want to synchronise, which they can't do now. I can re-create their
data via the front end but will then not be able to sync.

Has anyone else come across this? I would be grateful for any suggestions.

Thanks

Ondine.
 
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Rob Hopper

Hi There

Open a blank instance of Access, then select Tools - Database Tools -
Compact and Repair. Well something to that effect.

art.
 
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Ondine

Tried that one - Access just ignores it - blank screen.

I have decided to get to the data via the front-end, which is still
surprisingly attached to the tables and working perfectly. I'll have to
create a new data set and the two replicas and hope there isn't much new data
on the other replicas.

It is a strange issue though, and obviouly not documented by Microsoft.

Ondine.
 

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