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Can no longer open database Why?

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I have been using a MS Access 2000 database without trouble until today,
when I got a message saying there was insufficient memory when trying to
display a form. This was a first, and shutting down other programs did
nothing. So, I turned off and restarted the PC. Now, attempts to open the
database result in the following:

"XXX.mdb needs to be repaired or isn't a database file. Do you want MS
Access to attempt to repair the database"?

I clicked YES.

"You do not have the necessary permissions to use the " object".

I clicked OK.

"xxx.mdb can't be repaired or isn't a MS Access database file".

I clicked OK.

That's it. No more options. Can I ever get this database back? The only
other thing I did out of the ordinary immediately prior to this problem was
I started to install MS Outlook, but then cancelled it. Access works fine
on other databases. I tried "Detect and Repair" out of the Help menu, with
no change.

Thank you,

- Phil
Nov 13 '05 #1
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"Phil" <p.*****@comcast.net> wrote in message news:<4bGcd.489070$8_6.238495@attbi_s04>...
I have been using a MS Access 2000 database without trouble until today,
when I got a message saying there was insufficient memory when trying to
display a form. This was a first, and shutting down other programs did
nothing. So, I turned off and restarted the PC. Now, attempts to open the
database result in the following:

"XXX.mdb needs to be repaired or isn't a database file. Do you want MS
Access to attempt to repair the database"?

I clicked YES.

"You do not have the necessary permissions to use the " object".

I clicked OK.

"xxx.mdb can't be repaired or isn't a MS Access database file".

I clicked OK.

That's it. No more options. Can I ever get this database back? The only
other thing I did out of the ordinary immediately prior to this problem was
I started to install MS Outlook, but then cancelled it. Access works fine
on other databases. I tried "Detect and Repair" out of the Help menu, with
no change.


Check Tony Toew's page on Access database corruption at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/corruptmdbs.htm ... lots of good stuff
there.

Bruce
Nov 13 '05 #2

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