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RE: Menu bar disabled in all new and existing databases

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by KarenS, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. KarenS

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    Thanks to Jitin Tolani at MS Tech Support for finally finding the solution to
    this one. It seems that when I uninstalled Office there were still remnants
    of previous versions in my registry that had gotten corrupted somehow and
    were causing the VBA code to exceed its intended authority and disable the
    menus at a system level rather than in the current database.

    So I uninstalled Office again, deleted the Microsoft Office folder from
    C:\Program Files, deleted the Office folders in the registry in
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ and
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft, then reinstalled Office. I am very
    happy to have my menus back.

    For anyone who's curious, now that everything's working properly, the ASCB37
    key doesn't appear in the registry anymore.

    "KarenS" wrote:

    > When I open Access, even without opening a database, the menu bar does not
    > appear.
    > Our office has a few applications that disable the menu bar via VBA code.
    > They didn't used to affect other databases I have created that have the menus
    > enabled, but now every time I run an application that disables the menus, the
    > menus become disabled for any database I open after that. I can enable the
    > menus in the currently open database with VBA code
    > (Application.CommandBars("Menu bar").Enabled = True), but when I open the
    > database again the menu bar is gone. This is a problem only on my machine,
    > for all users who log into it.
    > Things I have tried that do NOT work:
    > Holding down the SHIFT key while opening the database.
    > Reinstalling Office 2003.
    > One thing that works temporarily (until I run VBA code that disables the
    > menu bar):
    > Delete registry key My
    > Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Access\Settings\CommandBars\ASCB37
    > How can I fix this problem permanently? Bonus points to anyone who can tell
    > me what caused this mess.
    > --
    > Karen Segar
    > Data Manager
    > Social Development Research Group
    > University of Washington
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