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    Reinstalling OLE Server

    I have an Access database that I use to store my old Word documents. I insert the Word files in a memo field using an Insert Object command. It usually then displays the contents of the document in the field.

    However, I have just used Ghost to swap out hard drives in one of my computers. Now, rather than displaying the contents of the field, I get an error message saying I need to reinstall the OLE Server. It worked just fine on the old hard drive before ghosting.

    Any thoughts on what might have gone wrong? And how does one go about reinstalling an OLE Server. I don
    Ronny Richardson

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    Re: Reinstalling OLE Server

    Are you running Norton AV by any chance? A quick Google brings up its script blocking as a possible culprit.

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    Re: Reinstalling OLE Server

    Without information on the versions of Word and Access involved, it's pretty hard to troubleshoot the problem, but I doubt it has anything to do with Windows per se. The OLE Server is probably whichever program you're trying to use automation against, and Access 2000 was the first version that functioned as an OLE Server. Word has been one since at least Word 6. You may have to reinstall Office to cure the problem.
    Charlotte

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