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    'Can't find the database' error msg (Access 97)

    We have a new computer running Win XP Pro and it came bundled with Office 2007 Basic preinstalled. I need to install Access 97 because we are using an older accounting program that runs in Access 97. I used my Office 97 Pro disk to install only the Access 97 and put it into separate folder named Office 97 (instead of the default Office folder) and everything seemed to install satisfactory. However then I try to open Access, I get an error message saying it can't find a database. Incidentally the accounting program seems to be running fine so it doesn't have a problem with Access.

    I have a computer at home (running Vista) where I have both Office 2000 and Office 2007 (in separate named folders) and I later installed Access 97 so I could use the accounting program at home. I installed it the same way and it works fine there. So I don't know what could be causing this problem on the office computer. Anyone have any suggestions?

    I don't really need to use Access directly but I had a mouse problem with the accounting program - right button wasn't giving menus in some accounting screens - so wanted to check to see if it did the same thing in Access directly, and this is when I found the problem opening Access. I tried reinstalling Access 97 but same result.

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    Re: 'Can't find the database' error msg (Access 97)

    Try uninstalling both Office 2007 Basic and Access 97.
    First reinstall Access 97, then reinstall Office 2007.

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