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In ODBC Administrator, when I try to configure an existing data source that is using the Microsoft Access Driver, I get the following message:

"The setup routines for the Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb) ODBC driver could not be found.  Please reinstall the driver."

When I click OK, I get:

Driver's ConfigDSN, ConfigDriver, or ConfigTranslator failed
"Component not found in the registry."

I have tried to reinstall the latest MDAC drivers, but it did not make a difference.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Question by:bornskir
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by:peter57r
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Hello bornskir,

MDAC does not contain any Access/Jet drivers.
Look here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=239114

Pete
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by:bornskir
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I have uninstalled the newer Jet drivers back to SP7 then reinstalled SP8.  I also reinstalled MDAC 2.8, but I am still getting the same error message when I try to configure any DSNs setup with the Access driver.

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by:peter57r
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I'm afraid I can't really help much with diagnosing ODBC issues.

There is a KB article with similar messages here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;260558

maybe it will give some clues on what to look for in your case.

Pete
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by:bornskir
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That article did help, but I still have a problem.  With the help of that article, I found that the error message I was getting was not lying, the MS Access Driver is missing completely, it does not have a registry entry and now that I double checked, it is also not listed under Drivers in the ODBC administrator.

My question is where did the driver go?  My MS Access program still works fine. More inportantly, how do I reinstall this driver?

Thanks.
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peter57r earned 750 total points
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The last MDAc with Jet drivers was 2.5
You can get it here.
I can't understand why you would not have it as part of the OS.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/mdac/default.aspx

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by:bornskir
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Through a little more research, I found that by reinstalling the MDAC.inf file that is in the C:\Windows\INF folder, it reinstalled the correct registry entries.  Then I reinstalled office to get the Access driver back.

Since you did point me in the right direction by checking the registry, and since you were the only one that responded, you get the points.

Thanks for your help.
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Thanks

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by:sunnyng
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You can go to see more detail about the Jet4.0
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