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    Combo box wizard gone (Access 2002)

    I have lost the combo box wizard. What can I do to get it back?

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    Re: Combo box wizard gone (Access 2002)

    How do you mean 'lost'? If you make sure that the "Control Wizards" button on the Toolbox is "down", then create a combo box, do you get an error message?

    Microsoft's standard recommendation for problems with Wizards in Access is to download and install the latest version of MDAC. See here (download links on the right hand side of the page)

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    Re: Combo box wizard gone (Access 2002)

    I always have the Toolbox "down".

    When you click on the Combobox icon it creates a combobox on the form but it does not ask you what kind of combobox it is, what is the source, etc.

    What version of MDAC should I use? I have Windows XP and Office XP.

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    Re: Combo box wizard gone (Access 2002)

    The most recent one, i.e. MDAC 2.8. You can download it from the link I in my previous reply, or go directly to Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8.

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    Re: Combo box wizard gone (Access 2002)

    Thanks for the link.

    This used to work, I am nonplussed that it chooses not to work now. Any ideas?

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    Re: Combo box wizard gone (Access 2002)

    Probably something got corrupt, but what, how or why, I don't know. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    If reinstalling MDAC doesn't help, you can try Help | Detect and Repair in Access.

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    Re: Combo box wizard gone (Access 2002)

    It happens, Pat. I even had it happen to me on one machine, and you'd think the Wizard would be afraid of <img src=/S/warts.gif border=0 alt=warts width=59 height=24> if it failed on my machine! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> In my case, an MDAC install reinstated the wizards.
    Charlotte

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    Re: Combo box wizard gone (Access 2002)

    Thanks to you both, what if I don't have the original Office disks, can I still install the latest MDAC?

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    Re: Combo box wizard gone (Access 2002)

    Pat, as I wrote twice, you can download MDAC from the Microsoft site. It's a free download, and you DON'T need the Office disks when installing it.

    If reinstalling MDAC doesn't help, and you need to repair your Office installation, you WILL need your Office CD.

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    Re: Combo box wizard gone (Access 2002)

    Believe it or not, I had noticed you mentioning the download of MDAC twice.

    However my latest question was "what if I don't have the original Office disks, can I still install the latest MDAC?"

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    Re: Combo box wizard gone (Access 2002)

    To install MDAC you need the downloaded file, you don't need your Office disks for that.

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    Re: Combo box wizard gone (Access 2002)

    Thank you Hans

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