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Suddenly get error : Microsoft Access was unable to create the Database window

For about a year and a half now I have been working in Access 2002 at
home and converting to Access 2000 for work (I need both versions). I
made a few changes to forms and queries then converted to Access 2000 a
(as I had done many times before). After this last conversion I tried
to open the database in Access 2000 and got the following error when I
tried to open the Access 2000 database from Access 2000.

"Microsoft Access was unable to create the Database window.
Please upgrade to a newer version of Microsoft Internet Explorer."

I am using the latest verison of Internet Explorer. These Access 2000
database still opens fine from Access 2002. The error seems fatal. I
have tried holding down the shift key to bypass the startup to no
avail. I still need to use the task manager to get out of Access. I
have recently upgraded to WIndows XP service Pack 2, but otherwise have
done nothing different. I'm not even sure if that had anything to do
with this problem since I'm not exactly clear on whether I had tried a
successful conversion after the upgrade.

I created a blanck database and tried to import all the opjects from
the defective databse into it. A first this seemed to work without any
difficulty. I soon realized, however, than many of the form objects,
visible in the database window, were unable to be opened. Access told
me they did not exist and were not there. I ran compact and repair to
no avail. Deleted them and importing them again from a good copy did
not work...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Nov 13 '05 #1
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