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Can't see the database window in Access

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All of a sudden when I open any Access database, I can't view the database
window. This includes databases where I have hidden the database window on
startup, and those that I haven't.

I think there may be some security setting that kicked in, or it could be a
virus, but so far I've had no luck in any of my KB searches.

Does anyone have an idea why this is happening? It's driving me crazy.

Thanks forever if you can help

Shannon Rotz
Vancouver, BC Canada
Nov 12 '05 #1
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Does it appear when you press F11?
Have you set the startup option to hide the window?
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"Shannon Rotz" <sr***@shaw.ca> wrote in message news:GzdAb.572816$pl3.520428@pd7tw3no...
All of a sudden when I open any Access database, I can't view the database
window. This includes databases where I have hidden the database window on
startup, and those that I haven't.

I think there may be some security setting that kicked in, or it could be a
virus, but so far I've had no luck in any of my KB searches.

Does anyone have an idea why this is happening? It's driving me crazy.

Thanks forever if you can help

Shannon Rotz
Vancouver, BC Canada

Nov 12 '05 #2

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DFS
Shannon,

In Access2000, after you've opened the db and can't see it, go to your File
menu option and choose it from the recent file list. It will alternately
open between showing and not showing the db window. Make sure the Tools |
Startup | Display Database Window option is checked.

In Access97, go to Window | Unhide, then make sure the Tools | Startup |
Display Database Window option is checked.

"Shannon Rotz" <sr***@shaw.ca> wrote in message
news:GzdAb.572816$pl3.520428@pd7tw3no...
All of a sudden when I open any Access database, I can't view the database
window. This includes databases where I have hidden the database window on startup, and those that I haven't.

I think there may be some security setting that kicked in, or it could be a virus, but so far I've had no luck in any of my KB searches.

Does anyone have an idea why this is happening? It's driving me crazy.

Thanks forever if you can help

Shannon Rotz
Vancouver, BC Canada

Nov 12 '05 #3

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No, it doesn't appear with the F11. I'm familiar with all the startup
options, and this seems to be something different. Moreover, it's
happening with ALL my Access 2000 databases. With my Access 97
databases, I get a disk or network error followed by a low memory error.

It's not something I've run across before.

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Nov 12 '05 #4

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Unfortunately, I've tried all that. I'm an Access programmer myself, so
I've done a fair amount work with the startup options.

This problem is happening to all my databases, even the blank ones.

I'm thinking it comes from a virus (although I searched the virus sites
and didn't find anything), or a security change (I updated from
windowsupdate the other day), or maybe from when I installed VS .NET,
but so far I've got no real clues.

I'm tearing my hair out now ...
Shannon Rotz
Vancouver, BC Canada

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Nov 12 '05 #5

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dl*********@hotmail.com (Danny J. Lesandrini) wrote in
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Does it appear when you press F11?
Have you set the startup option to hide the window?


If it doesn't appear and the startup options for disabling that
have not been set, do you see scrollbars? Way back when, with some
earlier service release of A97, occasionally the MDB file would
relocate itself several screens down and to the right, with the
result that I'd have both horizontal and vertical scrollbars. The
only way to relocate it was to move it gradually one screen at a
time to the top and left.

Very annoying.

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Nov 12 '05 #6

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Just for fun try creating a new "Normal.dot".

If that becomes corrupt, I've seen it do some strange stuff within the MsOffice
environment that has cleared after replacement.

I'd rename rather than deleting. Just in case.

"And.... Exactly at which point did you consider this a good idea?"
Nov 12 '05 #7

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Shannon,

Have you tried the mdbs on other computers? Do you want to email one to me
to try? I'm also in Vancouver,

John
Nov 12 '05 #8

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