running Access XP 2002, sometimes get Access running hidden. And, irritatingly, it's happening more often lately. Seems to happen only sometimes. Then, the next time I (or client) double clicks on database shortcut, the db gets sucked into the hidden environment. Yuck...
Apologies in advance - this may be very simple, but nothing on Google!
A bit different perhaps - heres the exact details...
Ok - I probably wasn't very clear - so here's the way it happens:
I run my app, which shows up as process 6096. Then I use the File: Exit menu item to leave. While access is gone from the screen and taskbar, it stays as process 6096 in task manager, with a bunch of generic files open (common controls, etc). Then, if I double click on the database file again, it runs, but gets captured by the hidden access, and so is not usable. In fact to close it, I have to rudely terminate the process. Any ideas? (I don't have a debug: compile option)...
Here's the list of files that are owned by the hidden process (before I re-open the databse app itself by double clicking:
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VBA\VBA6\VBE6.DLL
F:\Documents and Settings\JTP\Application Data\Microsoft\Access\System.mdw
F:\Documents and Settings\JTP\Application Data\Microsoft\Access\System.ldb
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Office10\MSO.DLL
F:\Program Files\Microsof Office\Office10\MSACC.OLB
The mystery continues!
looking at the list of files from the hidden process it suggests to me that is a form or something in that form which is the culprit (as the common controls are open). As you also have an ole process open it suggests to me that it could be what ever you are instantiating with that ole process.