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    Unhappy Unanswered: What would Cause this????

    Hi all

    After writing my DB to a CD i find that i am unable to open (in view mode) one of the forms. (The form in question is the background colour (no cbo or txt boxes))

    Before I burned the CD I did the compact and repair - should I have done anything else??

    My DB is Access 2000 format created in Access 2003

    Anybody got any ideas??

    TIA
    Cam
    Last edited by noddy417; 04-14-04 at 18:33.

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    Yea everything on a CD is Read only. Copy it to the hard drive. Try it again and see what happens.

    JS
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    Originally posted by JSThePatriot
    Yea everything on a CD is Read only. Copy it to the hard drive. Try it again and see what happens.

    JS
    Really - i didn't know that!

    (it works on the hard drive - after all thats where i copied it from)

    don't suppose you know of any way to turn off this read only - but saying that, why would only one form be unreadable?

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks

    Cam

    ps Why then does it work when i copy it to a memory stick?? (doesn't that store just like a CD?)

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    A memory stick will allow edits. It is more similar to a floppy drive than a cd-rom or a mini hard drive. Which is why it doesnt just allow reading of the data.

    A CD is a Read only. CD-ROM stands for Compact Disk-Read Only Memory.

    The only way to make it readable again is to put it on the same hard drive or on another one. (copy to hdd)

    As far as that form not being able to open I dont exactly know what is causing that. It could be that something on the form is looking for a hard drive reference.

    JS Hope it helps.
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    JS Hope it helps.
    Certainly does JS

    Thanks,

    don't even know why i wondered about the CD (R.O.M.)

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    Glad to be of service!

    JS
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