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Unrecognised Database Format

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My Clients Access 2000 database was working fine with my VB application and
Access 2003 until today when he got the message 'Unrecognised Database
Format' from both ( app and access 2003 ). He tried to use the 'Compact and
Repair' utility but the same error there. Can the DB be saved or is it gone
forever.

thx
Nov 12 '05 #1
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Try Tony Toews' article:

http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/corruptmdbs.htm

and Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=209137
--
HTH
Van T. Dinh
MVP (Access)

"MAB71" <b1*********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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My Clients Access 2000 database was working fine with my VB application and Access 2003 until today when he got the message 'Unrecognised Database
Format' from both ( app and access 2003 ). He tried to use the 'Compact and Repair' utility but the same error there. Can the DB be saved or is it gone forever.

thx

Nov 12 '05 #2

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It can possibly be saved. First, always work on a copy of the database.
Working on the original may make it impossible for a repair service to fix
it.

Download a copy of JetComp.exe:

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;273956

Also have a look at the Microsoft KB article:

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;209137

Then have a look at Tony Toews' Access Corruption FAQ at:

http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/corruptmdbs.htm

for some suggestions. Unfortunately, some corruption cannot be fixed - you
may need to create a new database, import what can be salvaged, and recreate
the rest.

Although it's a paid service, Peter Miller does an outstanding job of saving
corrupt databases. Try this URL:

http://www.pksolutions.com
--
Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
Microsoft Access
Free Access downloads:
http://www.datastrat.com
http://www.mvps.org/access
"MAB71" <b1*********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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My Clients Access 2000 database was working fine with my VB application and Access 2003 until today when he got the message 'Unrecognised Database
Format' from both ( app and access 2003 ). He tried to use the 'Compact and Repair' utility but the same error there. Can the DB be saved or is it gone forever.

thx

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Nov 12 '05 #3

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Are you using a MDE with the runtime ?.
If so you will get the same problem if there is different versions of Access
on the computer.
Specify the path to the runtime. This will solve your problem
Alfred

"MAB71" <b1*********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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My Clients Access 2000 database was working fine with my VB application and Access 2003 until today when he got the message 'Unrecognised Database
Format' from both ( app and access 2003 ). He tried to use the 'Compact and Repair' utility but the same error there. Can the DB be saved or is it gone forever.

thx

Nov 12 '05 #4

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"MAB71" <b1*********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:bn*************@ID-31123.news.uni-berlin.de...
My Clients Access 2000 database was working fine with my VB application and Access 2003 until today when he got the message 'Unrecognised Database
Format' from both ( app and access 2003 ). He tried to use the 'Compact and Repair' utility but the same error there. Can the DB be saved or is it gone forever.

thx


Best place to get answers is at the official MVP site:
http://mvp.org
Smitty
Nov 12 '05 #5

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"Smits Heeble" (Don P Mellon) wrote
Best place to get answers is at the official MVP site:
http://mvp.org
Smitty


That is not the "official Microsoft Access MVP site" but, instead, one that
will get you a tiresome succession of popups and attempts to install
_something_ on your machine (which I recommend you do not install). Don
ought to be ashamed of himself for harrassing innocent users like this.

The Access MVPs' site _is_ a good source of information. It is

http://www.mvps.org/access

I'm sorry if our resident "prankster" lured you off into the world of popups
and Viagra ads. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be much we can do about
it except to warn you.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP


Nov 12 '05 #6

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"Larry Linson" <bo*****@localhost.not> wrote in
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I'm sorry if our resident "prankster" lured you off into the world of
popups and Viagra ads.


Yeah, and Iraq is all Don's fault too!

What about the California brush fires. Did he or did he not start those?

And I've heard a rumour that he's responsible for George Steinbrenner as
well.

--
Lyle
(for e-mail refer to http://ffdba.com/contacts.htm)
Nov 12 '05 #7

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"Lyle Fairfield" wrote
Yeah, and Iraq is all Don's fault too!

What about the California brush fires.
Did he or did he not start those?

And I've heard a rumour that he's
responsible for George Steinbrenner
as well.

--
Lyle
(for e-mail refer to http://ffdba.com/contacts.htm)


Are you seriously contending that Don didn't post the phony MVP link, Lyle?

If know for certain that he did not, please tell us who did.

If you don't know, then find someone else to pick an argument with -- I
decline this opportunity to argue with you.

Larry
Nov 12 '05 #8

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> Are you seriously contending that Don didn't post the phony MVP link,
Lyle?
I'm never serious, Larry.
If know for certain that he did not, please tell us who did.
It was the other Don, Don Rumsfeld; hes the master of miss-direction.
If you don't know, then find someone else to pick an argument with -- I
decline this opportunity to argue with you.
Seriously, Larry, I have no wish to argue with you.
Larry


--
Lyle
(for e-mail refer to http://ffdba.com/contacts.htm)
Nov 12 '05 #9

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rkc

"Lyle Fairfield" <Mi************@Invalid.Com> wrote in message
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Are you seriously contending that Don didn't post the phony MVP link,
Lyle?


I'm never serious, Larry.
If know for certain that he did not, please tell us who did.


It was the other Don, Don Rumsfeld; he's the master of miss-direction.
If you don't know, then find someone else to pick an argument with -- I
decline this opportunity to argue with you.


Seriously, Larry, I have no wish to argue with you.


Best place to get answers is at the official Canadian site:
http://www.pm.gc.ca/
W. Gretsky

Nov 12 '05 #10

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I missed the beginning of this thread, so forgive me if I'm repeating something
already said.

Usually when I see this message it's in a split database when the back-end has
gotten a bit bolluxed up. If you have a split database, then open the
back-end; it will probably tell you that it needs to be repaired. Just do that
and your problem should be gone.

HTH

Jan
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My Clients Access 2000 database was working fine with my VB application

and
Access 2003 until today when he got the message 'Unrecognised Database
Format' from both ( app and access 2003 ). He tried to use the 'Compact

and
Repair' utility but the same error there. Can the DB be saved or is it

gone
forever.

Jan Stempel
Stempel Consulting
Nov 12 '05 #11

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"Lyle Fairfield" wrote
I'm never serious, Larry.
. . .
Seriously, Larry, I have no wish to argue with you.


LOL.

Good one, Lyle.

May you be blessed with a surfeit of willing redheads.
Nov 12 '05 #12

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