I have an access d/b on a web server. There are .asp programs that access it. It was working fine until this morning when I made some local data updates to the d/b on my own machine and replaced everything on the web server. Now it works fine for the *first* access, but a second attempt to get to the d/b without waiting 10 or 15 seconds gives me this: Provider error '80004005' Unspecified error /Servdip.asp, line 28 Line 28 is the CONN OPEN statement. All programs in question are READ ONLY use code like this: Set Conn = Server.CreateObject("ADOdb.Connection") Conn.open "newdb" Set RS = server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset") RS.open SQL, Conn, adOpenForwardOnly, adLockReadOnly , adCmdText For some reason it is now locking the D/B. It happens on any table in the D/B. I tried a compact and repair and then updated again... same thing happens. Any ideas ?