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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2002

    Unanswered: Receiving error: ....unexpectedly quit MS Access

    I have an MS Access 2000 backend DB which is password protected. The front end app (which is also MS Access 2000) has linked tables to the backend DB.

    Everything was working fine, then one day, the front end app could not connect to the backend DB.

    When I opened the backend DB, I entered the password as usual, then I got the following error:

    "The database data.mdb needs to be repaired or isn't a database file. You or another user may have unexpectedly quit Microsoft Access while a Microsoft Access database was open. Do you want Microsoft Access to attempt to repair the database?

    When I click 'Yes' to repair the DB, I get the following errors:

    "Not a valid password"

    "The database data.mdb can't be repaired or isn't a Microsoft Access database file"

    "Not a valid password"

    The password has never been changed, as I am the only one who knows the password.

    I am lost on this one.....can anyone help??


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    I was just reading an article that talks about this in Access 2002. Perhaps a search on MSDN will reveal an answer.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    I don't know if this is the cause of your problem but it might be. Is your back end on a shared network? If so, the network could have gone down while their were open connections. This has happened to me before a couple of times in the past and I had to scrap the backend and revert to my trusty daily backup. It sucks but welcome to MS Access.
    Don't do today, what can be done tomorrow.

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