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    Access 2K won't open in XPhome (2000)

    Most basic of questions---Other Office programs (all ver. 2000) work fine but not Access on my XPhome machine. Error message reads "Can't find the database you specified or you didn't specify a database at all". I run Access97 on my laptop just fine. Under properties, my "target" and "start in" are pointed correctly. Should be easy but I'm lost. Would appreciate any ideas.

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    Re: Access 2K won't open in XPhome (2000)

    How are you trying to start Access, from a shortcut, from the program menu, or by double clicking a database file?
    Charlotte

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    Re: Access 2K won't open in XPhome (2000)

    Charlotte, I've tried to open Access from the Office toolbar, from a shortcut I've placed on the desktop, and from Windows Explorer. If I click on a XXXXX.mdb file which, of course, should first open Access, I get no better results. I'll slightly qualify that---Northwinds Trading will open to the first screen and no further. With my level of expertise I think MS Works database will do all I need. Still, if you think of something, I'd appreciate a come back. Thank you.
    Ecnav

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    Re: Access 2K won't open in XPhome (2000)

    Have you attempted to open Access with no database, and then try to create a new blank one? If you still get the same error message, then it sounds like your Access/Office installation is broken in some respect. Access does use a number of auxilary databases for functions such as the wizards that it provides, and if they are not found, you may get an error message like you receive.
    Wendell

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