I have recently converted from 97 to 2003. I have a 97 backend and a 2003 ..MDB file. I have been able to create mde files but recently my access locks up at about 75% complete and my cpu stays at 100%. I have taken the Db off the server and tried on my PC but get the same thing, the mde never completes. This just started today, before today it worked like a charm. I run a P-4 at 1.7 and 2g of ram. Any ideas -- Thanks, a whole lot! -- Thanks, a whole lot!