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    Office thinks I am missing ODBC registry component (O2k Rev 1.a, XP OEM)

    Office install keeps trying to install Office parts and fails. I am running Office 2000 Rev1.a on XP in a new HP 1.6mhz box. I have about every patch they have sent out installed. I also have Norton Systemsworks. I occasionally do Registry check Window check etc.

    The error message is "Error 1919, error configuring ODBC data source Dbase file, ODBC error 6 Component not found in Registry. Verify the file is installed."

    It says this for all the 5 or 6 Office components.

    I have run the Norton fix, fix and repair under Outlook and fix and reinstall under the Office setup.

    Any suggestions? The constant bugging is getting to me, and what seems like logical fixes of course don't work.
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    Re: Office thinks I am missing ODBC registry component (O2k Rev 1.a, XP OE

    I know a lot of people use Norton SystemWorks, but I've found over the years that Norton (read "Symantec") anything tends to cause unexpected problems. Try turning off or removing systemworks and see if that makes a difference. The detect and repair features built into Office and the Change feature in Windows Add/Remove Programs work quite well. What do you need the Norton product for?
    Charlotte

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    Re: Office thinks I am missing ODBC registry component (O2k Rev 1.a, XP OE

    To solve this problem, download and install MDAC 2.6 or higher from
    http://www.microsoft.com/data/download.htm#26RTMinfo

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    Re: Office thinks I am missing ODBC registry component (O2k Rev 1.a, XP OE

    Thanks Charlotte,
    I admit I heard good and bad about add-ons, like Systemworks inparticular. I got it a version or so back, because I thought the functionality was something I needed and did not know hwere to get otherwise, (the Anti-virus seems to be #1 in ratings I have seen,) and some of the other bells and whistles seemed good. For example Registry fix and the general checking. I admit that I would not know if I had a real problem that they fixed them.

    I guess I am hearing that you reccomend not using any of the System works stuff, (I assume Anti-virus is OK) but not others. Any suggestions for general maintainance stuff? Should I need it? I am at the Joey-the-dunce level of fixing, expecially if "...go into the Registry..." is involved.

    Thanks for the response.
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    Re: Office thinks I am missing ODBC registry component (O2k Rev 1.a, XP OE

    Just because I don't know, what do you see is wrong and what and/or how does this fix it? I am fairly up to date on updates, is this a generally recommended fix at MS, or a special?
    Regards,

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    Re: Office thinks I am missing ODBC registry component (O2k Rev 1.a, XP OE

    Doesn't OXP install 2.6 in the first place? I only have OXP at work, so I can't check it here.
    Charlotte

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    Re: Office thinks I am missing ODBC registry component (O2k Rev 1.a, XP OE

    I'm somewhat biased because I don't like the way the Symantec applications move in and take over when they're installed. We use the Norton AV at work, but on my own machine I prefer to use something else. There are so many system tools built into Window 2k and above that I'm not sure what you need an add-on for unless you just prefer the way those tools look and feel. I use RegClean, which is an MS download on my Windows 2k Pro machine and haven't had any registry problems that I didn't cause myself.

    It seems to me that there were some issues about the Norton SystemWords and WinXP, although the best place to check would be the Symantec site. They may have a patch if there was a problem, so it would be worth your while to check.
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    Re: Office thinks I am missing ODBC registry component (O2k Rev 1.a, XP OE

    Because of software conflicts, or because of bugs and errors during Office udates and upgrades, either a damaged or missing Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) dynamic-link library (DLL) file or canged registry keys
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareODBC
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareODBC
    may occur.

    To fix all this problems, download and install Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.6.

    For information about the problem, see Q292448, Q299611, Q320757

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    Re: Office thinks I am missing ODBC registry component (O2k Rev 1.a, XP OE

    "I've found over the years that Norton (read "Symantec") anything tends to cause unexpected problems."
    "I don't like the way the Symantec applications move in and take over when they're installed."

    I agree wholehearted to that; btw in my opinion McAfee is the same type of strong medicine: it cures the illness but sometimes kills the patient.
    Now I urgently need an AV+Firewall and my husband strongly suggests the "Norton Internet Security" package which has both utilities and some more.
    What would you advise me to use? What do you use?

    Thank you in advance,
    Oana

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    Re: Office thinks I am missing ODBC registry component (O2k Rev 1.a, XP OE

    Norton is the lessor of two evils, IMHO. You need an AV package and you need a firewall. Several excellent freeware/shareware firewalls exist that you may prefer, but i recommend NAV over any of the free AV programs,although the free ones are often better than McAfee. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    if i were buying, i'd probably use Zone alarm and NAV.

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    Re: Office thinks I am missing ODBC registry component (O2k Rev 1.a, XP OE

    Actually ZoneAlarm *is* one of the free ones. It's ZoneAlarm Pro that you have to buy, although it's quite reasonably priced.

    My preference is ZoneAlarm Pro and F-Prot (Command AntiVirus). I've never had any problems with F-Prot causing other programs to crash and I get emails from the company whenever there's a new virus def update, which can sometimes be daily or even several times a day when something hot is released into the wild. The only thing I have to remember to do is turn off both the active protection (F-Agent) and the underlying service when trying to install or upgrade IE. You can buy F-Prot on the web and renew it there as well. I get it from Command Software, but there are other sources worldwide, depending on where in the world you are. This AV has been around for years and has always been highly reliable and industrial strength. I have yet to get an infection on a machine with F-Prot installed and the F-Agent turned on.
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    Re: Office thinks I am missing ODBC registry component (O2k Rev 1.a, XP OE

    Thanks, Mary and Charlotte, I'll try my luck with what you suggested,
    Oana

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    Re: Office thinks I am missing ODBC registry component (O2k Rev 1.a, XP OE

    There are better alternatives than Norton or McAfee - just because they have the OEM deals doesn't mean they actually deserve their market share. My suggestion is PC-Cillin 2002 by Trend Micro. PC-Cillin generally uses half of the resources of either Norton or McAfee's comparable products, can be set to auto-update virus definitions every 10 minutes, and the 2002 version includes a firewall and handheld anti-virus protection as well. After years of fighting with McAfee and Norton bogging down my systems and conflicting with every other piece of software loading up, I'll never go back.

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    Re: Office thinks I am missing ODBC registry component (O2k Rev 1.a, XP OE

    Thanks, I looked it up and I'm having a try at it.

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    Re: Office thinks I am missing ODBC registry component (O2k Rev 1.a, XP OE

    How is PC-cillin 2002 working for you? Is it still holding up to its reputation? With my version of WinXP Pro SP1 I had to turn off the firewall portion of PC-cillin 2002 in favor of my Zone Labs Integrity Agent due to XP blue screens referring to the file PCC_PFW.sys.

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