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    Access will not create a new db (Access 2003, XP SP 3)

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    This is VERY disturbing. Access simply will not react to File | New..., the little "New" button or the Create New File... from the Getting Started Panel.

    ???

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    Re: Access will not create a new db (Access 2003, XP SP 3)

    Have you tried Help | Detect and Repair?

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    Re: Access will not create a new db (Access 2003,

    yes - and sorry for just posting a whine like that with no remarks on any trouble-shooting attempts. anyway, detect-repair didn't do anything to help. the issue appears to be on the 2003 Side Help panel - it displays no content when the New button or File | New... are clicked. This also happens in Word, so i suspect something in my system is stepping all over MS Office in-line HTML displays. Weird.

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    Re: Access will not create a new db (Access 2003,

    Do the other task panes work?

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    Re: Access will not create a new db (Access 2003,

    no - other office apps that want you to use the task pane display no content with the New button/File menu option.

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    Re: Access will not create a new db (Access 2003,

    I meant - other task panes than the one activated by File | New, such as the Clipboard tasl pane, or Styles and Formatting (in Word),

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    Re: Access will not create a new db (Access 2003,

    oh - well, no all task panes are blank that i tested (in Word and Access) with the exception of "research" and main "help" task panes.

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    Re: Access will not create a new db (Access 2003,

    I can't find any mention of this problem. Perhaps uninstalling Office 2003 completely, then reinstalling it is in order...

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    Re: Access will not create a new db (Access 2003,

    thanks - I'll just deal with it for now.

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