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Automation Errors in Access 2002

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by paxdominus, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. paxdominus

    paxdominus
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    Greetings,

    I have a form (well, many forms) that have OLE objects that are Word
    files. Up until last Friday, everything worked fine. Over the weekend
    something happened and now, every time I try to access the OLE object,
    I get the following:

    Microsoft Access can't start the application required to open this
    object.
    An error occurred and this feature is no longer function properly.
    Would you like to repair this feature now?

    If I press "Yes", then I get a following message box that's title says:

    Installing components for Microsoft Access

    and the box itself says:

    Installing: Application Server

    It goes through this 3 times, looking like it's doing something. Then,
    after the third time, I get the following message box:

    The operation on the Document object failed.
    The OLE server may not be registered.
    To register the OLE server, reinstall it.

    If I choose "No" to the first box, then it gives me the third box.

    In searching through mounds of information, the only thing that any
    seems to be able to say about this is that Norton seems to have a
    problem, so make sure that it's Script Blocking is off.

    Mine is off. In fact I went so far as to completely uninstall it.
    I also uninstalled Access, reinstalled it.
    I uninstalled Word, reinstalled it.
    I uninstalled Office, reinstalled it.
    I uninstalled Office again, with the msizap utility to wipe everything
    out, reinstalled it.
    I uninstalled Office again, installed Office 2003.
    I uninstalled Office 2003, reinstalled Office XP.
    I have create new databases in imported into it.
    I have removed all references (except for VBA and Access).
    I have Detect & Repaired Office.
    I have Detect & Repaired XP.

    Nothing seems to work. Everything works fine on other's computers.

    With 120gb of stuff on my harddrive, I'd rather not wipe everything out
    and start again.

    Any suggestions?
     
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  3. Geoff

    Geoff
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    You ask for suggestions...

    Suggestion 1:
    Put the computer in the boot of your car. Drive to the beach. Throw the
    computer into the sea while you relax with a cold drink in the sunshine.

    Suggestion 2:
    Check the properties of the OLE control on the form, especially the Data
    tab. Do these look right for your installed applications? (Try creating a
    new OLE control and compare with old control.)

    Suggestion 3:
    Type the EXACT error message into the search box on the Microsoft website.
    (Surround the message in double quotes.)

    At first, I thought your problem sounded like some sort of registry
    corruption, but you seem to have done everything to straighten that out. It
    seems the OLE server that's apparently not installed is Word, but as you've
    reinstalled that and the problem persists, perhaps the OLE control is trying
    to start the wrong version of Word. Just a thought. I'm no expert in this
    area, so these are just a few thoughts to (a) cheer you up and (b) give you
    some hope!

    Good luck!
    Geoff



    "paxdominus" <dominus.pax@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1153239099.228674.136530@35g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
    > Greetings,
    >
    > I have a form (well, many forms) that have OLE objects that are Word
    > files. Up until last Friday, everything worked fine. Over the weekend
    > something happened and now, every time I try to access the OLE object,
    > I get the following:
    >
    > Microsoft Access can't start the application required to open this
    > object.
    > An error occurred and this feature is no longer function properly.
    > Would you like to repair this feature now?
    >
    > If I press "Yes", then I get a following message box that's title says:
    >
    > Installing components for Microsoft Access
    >
    > and the box itself says:
    >
    > Installing: Application Server
    >
    > It goes through this 3 times, looking like it's doing something. Then,
    > after the third time, I get the following message box:
    >
    > The operation on the Document object failed.
    > The OLE server may not be registered.
    > To register the OLE server, reinstall it.
    >
    > If I choose "No" to the first box, then it gives me the third box.
    >
    > In searching through mounds of information, the only thing that any
    > seems to be able to say about this is that Norton seems to have a
    > problem, so make sure that it's Script Blocking is off.
    >
    > Mine is off. In fact I went so far as to completely uninstall it.
    > I also uninstalled Access, reinstalled it.
    > I uninstalled Word, reinstalled it.
    > I uninstalled Office, reinstalled it.
    > I uninstalled Office again, with the msizap utility to wipe everything
    > out, reinstalled it.
    > I uninstalled Office again, installed Office 2003.
    > I uninstalled Office 2003, reinstalled Office XP.
    > I have create new databases in imported into it.
    > I have removed all references (except for VBA and Access).
    > I have Detect & Repaired Office.
    > I have Detect & Repaired XP.
    >
    > Nothing seems to work. Everything works fine on other's computers.
    >
    > With 120gb of stuff on my harddrive, I'd rather not wipe everything out
    > and start again.
    >
    > Any suggestions?
    >
     

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