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Access 97 + Windows XP = Blue Screen

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We recently upgraded from Windows 98 to Windows XP (clean install), but
still required to edit Access 97 databases and so have kept Access 97. We
installed Word XP and Excel XP, then Access 97.

Access frequently crashes with the Win XP blue screen and the message
"IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_EQUAL". I haven't seen the screen appear from any
other program - the computer is otherwise quite stable. It can happen
after just a few minutes of having Access open, and tends to occur more
regularly while editing the VBA code.

All service packs and updates have been installed from WindowsUpdate.
I've also installed Office 97 service packs 1 and 2. I've tried running
Access in Windows 98 compatibility mode, but it has no effect.

I'm going to try changing the video card drivers as apparently these can
be the cause of these errors. It's strange that the problem doesn't occur
with any other application though.

Searching Google and Google groups didn't reveal any information.

Any ideas or suggestions?

Simon.
Nov 12 '05 #1
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I have a similar setup running on Win XP, except I have full copies of both
Office 97 and Office XP running on the same machine. I installed them in
their version order though. You might try uninstalling everything, cleaning
up your registry, and re-installing in version order before buying any
hardware.
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Microsoft Access
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http://www.datastrat.com
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"Simon East" <us****@simoneast.net> wrote in message
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We recently upgraded from Windows 98 to Windows XP (clean install), but
still required to edit Access 97 databases and so have kept Access 97. We
installed Word XP and Excel XP, then Access 97.

Access frequently crashes with the Win XP blue screen and the message
"IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_EQUAL". I haven't seen the screen appear from any
other program - the computer is otherwise quite stable. It can happen
after just a few minutes of having Access open, and tends to occur more
regularly while editing the VBA code.

All service packs and updates have been installed from WindowsUpdate.
I've also installed Office 97 service packs 1 and 2. I've tried running
Access in Windows 98 compatibility mode, but it has no effect.

I'm going to try changing the video card drivers as apparently these can
be the cause of these errors. It's strange that the problem doesn't occur
with any other application though.

Searching Google and Google groups didn't reveal any information.

Any ideas or suggestions?

Simon.

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Nov 12 '05 #2

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Simon East <us****@simoneast.net> wrote:
We recently upgraded from Windows 98 to Windows XP (clean install), but
still required to edit Access 97 databases and so have kept Access 97. We
installed Word XP and Excel XP, then Access 97.

Access frequently crashes with the Win XP blue screen and the message
"IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_EQUAL". I haven't seen the screen appear from any
other program - the computer is otherwise quite stable. It can happen
after just a few minutes of having Access open, and tends to occur more
regularly while editing the VBA code.

All service packs and updates have been installed from WindowsUpdate.
I've also installed Office 97 service packs 1 and 2. I've tried running
Access in Windows 98 compatibility mode, but it has no effect.

I'm going to try changing the video card drivers as apparently these can
be the cause of these errors. It's strange that the problem doesn't occur
with any other application though.


Access does video just a bit differently than most other software.
So I'd definitely upgrade the video card driver first. Also
sometimes vendors bring out software drivers which are buggy so, if
available, try going back to the latest Windows Certified driver.

Tony
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Nov 12 '05 #3

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Arvin,

Thanks for your response. I will try what you've suggested and install
them in the proper order. I'll also test some other video card drivers.
Failing both those, I might have to go back to using all Office 97 apps
rather than a mixture.

Thanks again for your timely help.

Simon.

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