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Hello,

When I am in access I cant use any of the wizards because I get the error message:

Activex component can't create object

I have tried going through all the five steps microsoft suggest but this does not fix the problem!

Think it must be a windows problem because I uninstalled Office Xp and tried installing Office 2000 ending up with same error,

Any ideas, ideally I would like to download an .exe file to sort this out for me,

Cheers
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Question by:GarethWham
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by:GarethWham
ID: 13401481
Hello,

Cheers for the post but it doesn't help
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by:nico5038
ID: 13401766
Are you sure that the ActiveX component has been registered an is present on the computer ?
Also check the references:
Open some VBA code (e.g. by pressing [CTRL+G]) and select Tools/References.
Each libraryname starting with "MISSING" must be unchecked and (e.g. microsoft DAO version x.xx) replaced when necessary.

As access doesn't cleanup added libraries, often unnecessary refenreces are present.
Just delete as many as possible without getting an error executing "Debug/compile all modules"

Nic;o)
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by:GarethWham
ID: 13402167
There aren't any entries starting with missing,

there are a number of references present but there are only four selected:

Visual Basic for applications
MS Access 10.0 Object Library
MS ActiveX Data Object 2.1 Library
OLE Automation

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by:nico5038
ID: 13402707
Some thoughts:
1) What happens when you drop the last two libraries and run a Debug/Compile all ?
2) Is there an ActiveX object used in your .mdb ?
3) Did you try a re-install of Office after removing Office first ?

Nic;o)
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by:GarethWham
ID: 13403046
1) nothing
2) no this is before I even start to create a database - try to use form/table wizards
3) Yes completely removed it then tried two different office versions

Cheers
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by:nico5038
ID: 13403078
OK, then let's assume we have to do with a corrupted .mdb.
Try these MS Access database recovery steps:

1) Create a backup of the corrupt database. (Just in case of)

2) Create a new database and use File/Get external data/Import to get all objects of the damaged database.

3) Try these Microsoft solutions:
Repair A97/A2000:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q109/9/53.asp
Jetcomp:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q273956
and/or read the article:
ACC2000: How to Troubleshoot Corruption in a Microsoft Access Database
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306204

4) Bit "heavier":
Access decompile:
http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/decompile.htm

5) Try a recovery tool / Table rescue
Table datarecovery:
www.mvps.org/access/tables/tbl0018.htm
Access recovery:
http://www.officerecovery.com/access/index.htm

6) Ask a company (will cost $$'s ! )
http://www.pksolutions.com/services.htm 

check also: http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/corruptmdbs.htm


Nic;o)
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by:GarethWham
ID: 13404007
Thanks for all your comments,

However surely there should be a simple solution.

It is not a specific database where the prooblem lies. If i just create a blank database go to table wizard it displays this message.

Computer is up to date with SP2 and windows update, how has this happened? Effectively I dont have full use of a product that I have paid for,

Cheers
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nico5038 earned 2000 total points
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Hmm, I'm afraid the source will be somewhere in the windows/access combination.
The real last option I can propose is to re-install both windows and Office.
On the otherhand, when you have system not too old restore points, it might solve the problem to return to a date that Access was working...

Nic;o)
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