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freeze of 95 database list of tables, queries, reports

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I have an Access 95 database. This database has run for years and now is
giving me a problem. When opened, the switchboard works fine and the
database functions. However, when I close the switchboard and try to open a
table, query or report, the tabs show up for table, query, report and etc.
However, the white box that lists the names of the tables, queries, reports
does not appear. A small rectangle appears in the upper left hand corner of
the screen but there are no buttons on it so I cannot close it or maximize
it. I tried Access repair and compact and even tried to open it with a
later version but the same problem arises. I cannot convert it to a later
version as it says there is a compile error. As such, I cannot open any
table, query or report, but the database runs via the switchboard. Is this
a corrupt file? Is there any way to reliably fix it or a service I can send
the file to for repair that deals with this type of problem? I have seen
some on the web, but they seem limited to table repair. Does anyone have
experience with this?
Thanks.

Jan 25 '06 #1
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Lets try the simple answer first.

Open the database so you can see the "small window"

Hit Alt-Minus (the alt key and the Minus key on the keyboard) together. A
menu should appear.

Select Maximize from the menu.
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Terry Kreft
"Eric" <er**********@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:2NPBf.22074$nQ3.19634@trndny03...
I have an Access 95 database. This database has run for years and now is
giving me a problem. When opened, the switchboard works fine and the
database functions. However, when I close the switchboard and try to open a table, query or report, the tabs show up for table, query, report and etc.
However, the white box that lists the names of the tables, queries, reports does not appear. A small rectangle appears in the upper left hand corner of the screen but there are no buttons on it so I cannot close it or maximize
it. I tried Access repair and compact and even tried to open it with a
later version but the same problem arises. I cannot convert it to a later
version as it says there is a compile error. As such, I cannot open any
table, query or report, but the database runs via the switchboard. Is this a corrupt file? Is there any way to reliably fix it or a service I can send the file to for repair that deals with this type of problem? I have seen
some on the web, but they seem limited to table repair. Does anyone have
experience with this?
Thanks.

Jan 26 '06 #2

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The foucs never gets to the "small rectangle", I can only maximize the
switchboard or the menu with the table, queries, reports etc, and even if I
close both the switchboard and the menu with the tables, queries, reports,
and then close the database, the small rectangle remains with access in the
background.

"Terry Kreft" <te*********@mps.co.uk> wrote in message
news:YX********************@karoo.co.uk...
Lets try the simple answer first.

Open the database so you can see the "small window"

Hit Alt-Minus (the alt key and the Minus key on the keyboard) together. A
menu should appear.

Select Maximize from the menu.
--

Terry Kreft
"Eric" <er**********@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:2NPBf.22074$nQ3.19634@trndny03...
I have an Access 95 database. This database has run for years and now is
giving me a problem. When opened, the switchboard works fine and the
database functions. However, when I close the switchboard and try to open
a
table, query or report, the tabs show up for table, query, report and

etc. However, the white box that lists the names of the tables, queries,

reports
does not appear. A small rectangle appears in the upper left hand corner

of
the screen but there are no buttons on it so I cannot close it or maximize it. I tried Access repair and compact and even tried to open it with a
later version but the same problem arises. I cannot convert it to a later version as it says there is a compile error. As such, I cannot open any
table, query or report, but the database runs via the switchboard. Is

this
a corrupt file? Is there any way to reliably fix it or a service I can

send
the file to for repair that deals with this type of problem? I have seen
some on the web, but they seem limited to table repair. Does anyone have
experience with this?
Thanks.


Jan 26 '06 #3

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