After a horrible crash, access starting exhibiting the following faults:
1. When an mde file is attempted to be created it gets a SDMALERT with the following error FRETRYSDMERROR.
2. Random "This program has performed an illegal operation" errors
3. The menu bar (File, Edit View etc) is very thin. About 1/3 the normal height so that you can't see File, Edit view etc. When you click in the area, the menu pops up in the normal way except that the text (Open Database, Close Database etx) is not there. The icons are there however. This fault is common across all Office components.
A complete reinstall doesn't fix any of these problems.
I most concerned about the FRETRYSDMERROR error and the random crashes. I mention the menu bar thing as it might a hint to what's happening