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I have a Program that I setup using the Package and Deployment wizard.  My company is on a Novel network and they just recently upgraded to Windows XP.  My application is linked to a MS Access 97 database, before the upgrade to XP my application linked to MS Access perfectly, now I keep getting an error.  

The end users do not have MS Access installed on their desktop, but are able to view Office application through the runtime viewers.  This hasn't been a problem in the past as long as I installed the correct files when I was creating the setup file.

The VB application is viewable it just does not wright to the database.

Does anybody have any Ideas.  
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The application installs OK?  When you say "The VB application is viewable it just does not wright to the database", do you mean:
A) The application was not intended to write to the database, and they get an error just trying to view things
B) The error only occurs when they try to save something to the database.

My first guess would be that the XP machines have a newer version of MDAC.  Your setup, containing an older version, would not overwrite the newer version, and your app does not work with the newer version.  The setup process creates an install log, you can examine that to determine which components were installed and which were not due to an existing newer version.  I forget where the log is put, but you could run the install and just search for files modified that day, you'll see it.  either .log or .txt I think.

Do you still have the VB project, does it run OK in the IDE on an XP machine?
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