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Database will not open

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

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  1. Ondine

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    I have not come across this before although another person posted a similar
    problem last week: my client's back-end (Access 2000) database will not open:
    it just 'fails silently', no error messages - you just have a blank Access
    screen, no project opens either.
    It's not possible to import the tables to a new database - nothing happens.
    However, the front end, already linked to this database, is working
    perfectly. In other words, you can access the data via the front end but
    can't open the back-end db.

    In my clients particular case the problem is that the data is replicated and
    they want to synchronise, which they can't do now. I can re-create their
    data via the front end but will then not be able to sync.

    Has anyone else come across this? I would be grateful for any suggestions.

    Thanks

    Ondine.
     
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  3. Rob Hopper

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    Hi There

    Open a blank instance of Access, then select Tools - Database Tools -
    Compact and Repair. Well something to that effect.

    art.


    "Ondine" <Ondine@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:224E3DF0-74E5-4993-8753-8D42A3B4F7C8@microsoft.com...
    >I have not come across this before although another person posted a similar
    > problem last week: my client's back-end (Access 2000) database will not
    > open:
    > it just 'fails silently', no error messages - you just have a blank Access
    > screen, no project opens either.
    > It's not possible to import the tables to a new database - nothing
    > happens.
    > However, the front end, already linked to this database, is working
    > perfectly. In other words, you can access the data via the front end but
    > can't open the back-end db.
    >
    > In my clients particular case the problem is that the data is replicated
    > and
    > they want to synchronise, which they can't do now. I can re-create their
    > data via the front end but will then not be able to sync.
    >
    > Has anyone else come across this? I would be grateful for any
    > suggestions.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Ondine.
     
  4. Ondine

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    Tried that one - Access just ignores it - blank screen.

    I have decided to get to the data via the front-end, which is still
    surprisingly attached to the tables and working perfectly. I'll have to
    create a new data set and the two replicas and hope there isn't much new data
    on the other replicas.

    It is a strange issue though, and obviouly not documented by Microsoft.

    Ondine.

    "Rob Hopper" wrote:

    > Hi There
    >
    > Open a blank instance of Access, then select Tools - Database Tools -
    > Compact and Repair. Well something to that effect.
    >
    > art.
    >
    >
    > "Ondine" <Ondine@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:224E3DF0-74E5-4993-8753-8D42A3B4F7C8@microsoft.com...
    > >I have not come across this before although another person posted a similar
    > > problem last week: my client's back-end (Access 2000) database will not
    > > open:
    > > it just 'fails silently', no error messages - you just have a blank Access
    > > screen, no project opens either.
    > > It's not possible to import the tables to a new database - nothing
    > > happens.
    > > However, the front end, already linked to this database, is working
    > > perfectly. In other words, you can access the data via the front end but
    > > can't open the back-end db.
    > >
    > > In my clients particular case the problem is that the data is replicated
    > > and
    > > they want to synchronise, which they can't do now. I can re-create their
    > > data via the front end but will then not be able to sync.
    > >
    > > Has anyone else come across this? I would be grateful for any
    > > suggestions.
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > > Ondine.

    >
    >
    >
     
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