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Access 97 memory could not be written

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Please help. I am using a Access 97 database with Windows 2000 and
Windows 98 - no problem. I now have two new computers with Windows XP
Home edition and as soon as you edit or try to print this error
appears and knocks you right out of the program.

The instruction at "XXXXXXX" referenced memory at "XXXXXXXXXXX". The
memory could not be "written".
Click on OK to terminate the program.

Any ideas?
Thanks!
Nov 12 '05 #1
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Did you apply the Office 97 service packs after you installed Access 97 on
the new computers? Did you install the latest Jet 3.51 service pack?

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Wayne Morgan
Microsoft Access MVP
"Lisa" <ra******@yahoo.ca> wrote in message
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Please help. I am using a Access 97 database with Windows 2000 and
Windows 98 - no problem. I now have two new computers with Windows XP
Home edition and as soon as you edit or try to print this error
appears and knocks you right out of the program.

The instruction at "XXXXXXX" referenced memory at "XXXXXXXXXXX". The
memory could not be "written".
Click on OK to terminate the program.

Any ideas?
Thanks!

Nov 12 '05 #2

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ra******@yahoo.ca (Lisa) wrote:
Please help. I am using a Access 97 database with Windows 2000 and
Windows 98 - no problem. I now have two new computers with Windows XP
Home edition and as soon as you edit or try to print this error
appears and knocks you right out of the program.

The instruction at "XXXXXXX" referenced memory at "XXXXXXXXXXX". The
memory could not be "written".


FWIW when I had this problem it turned out to be bad RAM.

Memtest86 - A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic www.memtest86.com. Among other things
this test can be downloaded as an ISO image which results in a self booting CDR.

Also Microsoft has a memory tester too. http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

Tony
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Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
read the entire thread of messages.
Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Nov 12 '05 #3

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Tony Toews <tt****@telusplanet.net> wrote in message news:<pr********************************@4ax.com>. ..
ra******@yahoo.ca (Lisa) wrote:
Please help. I am using a Access 97 database with Windows 2000 and
Windows 98 - no problem. I now have two new computers with Windows XP
Home edition and as soon as you edit or try to print this error
appears and knocks you right out of the program.

The instruction at "XXXXXXX" referenced memory at "XXXXXXXXXXX". The
memory could not be "written".


FWIW when I had this problem it turned out to be bad RAM.

Memtest86 - A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic www.memtest86.com. Among other things
this test can be downloaded as an ISO image which results in a self booting CDR.

Also Microsoft has a memory tester too. http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

Tony


I found out what the problem was. It was my printer drivers - believe
it or not. I reinstalled the printer drivers for HP Laser Jet 2100
from my Windows XP system - and voila - it worked. It will now print
okay from any form.

Thanks everyone for your help!

Lisa
Nov 12 '05 #4

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Oh, I'd believe it. Video drivers and Printer drivers can cause all sorts of
problems.

--
Wayne Morgan
MS Access MVP
Nov 12 '05 #5

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ra******@yahoo.ca (Lisa) wrote:
>Please help. I am using a Access 97 database with Windows 2000 and
>Windows 98 - no problem. I now have two new computers with Windows XP
>Home edition and as soon as you edit or try to print this error
>appears and knocks you right out of the program.
>

I found out what the problem was. It was my printer drivers - believe
it or not. I reinstalled the printer drivers for HP Laser Jet 2100
from my Windows XP system - and voila - it worked. It will now print
okay from any form.


Very interesting. When you state edit in your original posting you mean when you
went to edit a report then?

Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
read the entire thread of messages.
Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
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