Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 591
  • Last Modified:

Microsoft Access tries to install when opening.

I have install Microsoft Office Pro. on a computer. Everything opens up fine except for Access. When i click on access to open it wants to install not open.
0
APlusComp247
Asked:
APlusComp247
  • 9
  • 4
  • 2
  • +2
1 Solution
 
dannywarehamCommented:
What's the message that appears...?
0
 
diasfCommented:
Hi APlusComp247,

Probably, when you installed Access you stated some of the add-ins as "Install on first use". Then, anytime you try to open Access it goes there and obey "Install on first use". My suggestion is you let it install everything he wants, and it will never bother you again.

diasf
0
 
APlusComp247Author Commented:
The message is "please wait while windows configures microsoft office pro edition2003". All the other office products work fine.
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
jjafferrCommented:
I think you have installed this version over an older version, without uninstallting the older version 1st,
so you will have to remove the older version 1st, then install your newer one.

jaffer
0
 
christampaCommented:
try logging in as an admin of the machine.  see if it runs and fixes it.  you might not be logged in as admon and it is trying to install but cant.
0
 
APlusComp247Author Commented:
I uninstall the older version and then install the new version.
0
 
jjafferrCommented:

Same problem here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Databases/MS_Access/Q_10331251.html

and this suggestion solved the issue, but you do it with your newer version:

I suggest a re-install of Office 2k.  When looking at the Access option under custom install choose all.  Most likely a registry setting has become corrupt or deleted by someone or something.
0
 
diasfCommented:
APlusComp247,

Have you seen my answer? Sometimes you get that message, and just let go. Some of the times it asks for thd installation CD to read anything, some of the times it completes the installation without asking for the CD.

diasf
0
 
APlusComp247Author Commented:
Yes diasf i did see your answer. But i have tried to open access serveral times and it does the same thing I have unistalled it, I have tried a repair install and that did not work. Like i said all other microsoft software works fine. But, when i try to open access it comes up and said please wait for microsoft office 2003 to install it will go through the motions but nothing happens.
0
 
APlusComp247Author Commented:
I installed office 2000 and access worked fine. I uninstalled 2000 and reinstalled 2003 and access is doing the same thing. I went to custom setup and had it to install all access components on install and still not working.
0
 
christampaCommented:
are u an admin of the machine?
0
 
APlusComp247Author Commented:
yes sir. I am uninstalling 2003 again and am going to install office xp to see if it works.
0
 
APlusComp247Author Commented:
I installed office xp and it works fine.
0
 
APlusComp247Author Commented:
update I installed office 2003 from the same disk on to another machine it works fine.
0
 
jjafferrCommented:


This link tells you what you need to do to solve your problem:
http://www.kbalertz.com/kb_914830.aspx


OR, from another site I got this:

Perhaps the "upgrade" was not as successful as you thought, and the info is not being correctly written to the drive. You could try running
chkdsk on the drive (at cmd prompt run chkdsk /f it may tell you to schedule task then restart computer to do it), and or create another Admin profile and try the
install from there.

jaffer
0
 
APlusComp247Author Commented:
Thank you jaffer that worked.
0
 
jjafferrCommented:
You are welcome,
and thanks for the points and the grade,

but what solved the problem,
the registry key,
OR chkdsk?

jaffer
0
 
APlusComp247Author Commented:
The second 1 changing the location of the registry key.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

  • 9
  • 4
  • 2
  • +2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now