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Windows XP Prof versus Windows 2000 Prof

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Good morning-

I have designed an application using the following environment:
Windows XP Proffessional
Microsoft Access 2000

I am utilizing at the startup of the application on my Splash screen Dev
Ashish's code to maximize the window (fSetAccessWindow). The Splash screen
then runs a routine to see if a newer version of the front end is on the
server. If found, it runs a Docmd.Followhyperlink to a separate database
that also utilizies the fSetAccessWindow, opens a form that acts as a status
screen (copies the newer file in the background, copies tables to and from
the main database) and then reopens the main database file through another

Everything works like a charm under the design environment exactly as I
programmed it. However some of the users of the application are under the
following environment:
Windows 2000 Proffessional
Microsoft Access 2000

Under this environment when the user starts the main application the Splash
screen and the fSetAccessWindow function works. The Splash screen then runs
the routine to find the newer version, and then follows the link the separate
file. The file is opened and runs the code, however the form that acts like
the status screen never appears and all the user sees is the grey background.
Once the newer file is copied, the main database file opens through Docmd.
FollowHyperLink, and again the grey background with all the code running but
no splash screen and then no switchboard. The user at this point has to exit
out of the database and re-enter and everything is back to normal.

I have issolated it to the OS. Are there any work arounds or tricks that I
am not aware of that could fix this problem?

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Sep 19 '07 #1
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