Thanks for your reply
I am using Delpih 5 pro.
I have written an application using an access 97 database.
In the alias I have used the MSACCESS driver. All works on my development pc.
The problem is when I install it on another computer without Delphi already installed.
When you use the BDE administrator to look at the alias you get the following error.
"Database engine error
Cannot load an IDAPI Service library c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared dao
DAO3032.DLL bde error 8458
I have installed this dll and its corresponding tlb file into the correct directory and they also have been registered.
With InstallShield I set up an alias of the correct type ie MSACCESS.
What am I doing wrong or what do I need to do.