Office 2000 won't reinstall
Posted on 2004-10-14
Office 2000 began to act strangely recently (and yes, I have great antivirus software running all the time and updated often) giving me error messageseven in e-mails (not all but a few) from Outlook Express! I also noticed problems when I tried a simple reinstall which led to an uninstall by Office CD itself. From then on I could do little. I studied on MS website and found the best advice I could which was to uninstall using Control Panel so I did. Then when I tried to reinstall it balked again. I get this error message consistently, and we go absolutely nowhere:
"Error 1919. Error configuring ODBC data source. MS Access Database. ODBC error 6: Component not found in the registry. Verify that the file MS Access Database exists and that you can access it." (Say what?)
I "think" I even saw this and two other error messages PRIOR to removing the program which is why I began searching for answers. Obviously no fix, and I was fearful of the "eraser" part as it states clearly it will take all "common files" with it and one has to reinstall all of that software. No thanks! I formatted after I was last here a few months ago, and I do NOT want to do a reformat or reinstallation of the programs showing in "common" folder!
So can we find this puppy and clip its ears?