Error message re plugin.ocx

Posted on 2006-04-18
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Am using Access 2003, with a database I set up several years ago.  It has worked perfectly until today, when I suddenly got the error message "Your Microsoft Access database contains a missing or broken reference to the file 'plugin.ocx' version 1.0"

When I go beyond this, data in the database no longer displays on a form as it did - the order is random - printing of reports is affected, etc.

Any suggestions where to now?  
Question by:kiwi246
    LVL 10

    Expert Comment

    Hi kiwi246,
    what was the last patch you applied?


    Author Comment

    It did an auto-update two days ago, but not sure of the details.
    LVL 39

    Accepted Solution

    In the Visual Basic Editor check under tools > references for any reference that says "missing".  Fix that.

    If you don't have the word "Missing:" on one of the references on the  computer causing the problem, carefully check the date, time and size of the referenced file for plugin.ocx to see if you have an new version.

    Author Comment

    Thanks for the help.  It seemed that the file had disappeared altogether.  I found a copy of it and reloaded it.  A few of the other printing/layout problems had gone haywire too, but are now rectified.

    I can only assume that a security update earlier in the week had deleted plugin.ocx and hope that me re-loading it doesn't cause any further problems.

    Thanks again.

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