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db has reaced max size

OS:  XP MEDIA CENTER
Please be advised that whenever I copy and paste I get this error message stating:
"CP_MAIN
Database has reached maximum size",
please help how to resolve this issue.  Thank you...  3jmj

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richswyattCommented:
Do you have all the latest updates?
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johnb6767Commented:
Copying and Pasting what?
Any file types?
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3jmjAuthor Commented:
I am copying pasting that is on my screen to an empty microsoft word.

Also I ran the link above and this is what I got
"MDAC 2.8 RTM is incompatible with this version of Windows. All of its features are currently part of Windows."
Please help!!!
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johnb6767Commented:
Look in c:\windows\inf for mdac.inf...Right click and select install, to repair the current version...
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3jmjAuthor Commented:
Dear and235100:

I did the latest link you sent me and still did not fix the issue.  I restarted my pc after installinig it and I got the same message box again.  Please help!!!
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3jmjAuthor Commented:
Dear johnb6767:
I did as directed but it was asking me for a xp pro sp2 cd.  I don't have that cd because I got my pc from a store where in they don't give you cd anymore but you have to create your own recovery cd or dvd only.  Please help!!!
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johnb6767Commented:
Do you have the i386 directory on your system? Or, you could burn them to a CDR, or a thumb drive perhaps, as long as you might know someone with an MCE, the same version as yours.....
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3jmjAuthor Commented:
I do have the i386 directory and I did that but it is still looking for a file... that is not there...
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3jmjAuthor Commented:
Dear richswyatt:
Yes, I do have the latest updates on windows and office 2003....  I also did what ever the other had told me to do and I am still having the same issue.. please help everybody!!! and thank you!!!
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johnb6767Commented:
What file is it looking for?
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3jmjAuthor Commented:
Dear johnb6767:

I copied a I386 from another computer and re-install the mdac.inf and now it is asking me for the Windows XP Professional cd.  Like I said I don't have that cd because this computer was bought from a store and hp does not give you anymore cd,you have to burn a recovery disc instead of cd.  Please help!!!
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johnb6767Commented:
It should prompt you for a location to find those files, with a browse button....Browsing to the I386 directory doesnt find what you are looking for?

And it doesnt mention a file name?
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3jmjAuthor Commented:
It did and followed the installation it was asking me and I restarted my computer,  when it came back up, it is still giving me the same message box when I tried to copy and paste a word document to another empty word document.
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3jmjAuthor Commented:
Now the cp_main window box kept popping out even if I am just on access or crystal.... please help me get rid of it...

I did everything everybody told me to do and it still the same....help
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3jmjAuthor Commented:
Dear johnb6767:
Hello there, please help me, the cp_main box kept popping no matter what now.  I will again try the mdac.inf file and see what will happens.
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johnb6767Commented:
Im sorry, I have tried researching this error, but unfortunately, I dont have a solution for you. Might suggest creating a pointer back in the current forums, as several hundred posts have occurred since then.....
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3jmjAuthor Commented:
and235100:

please be advised that since everything failed, I rerun the latest link you sent me just right now and it said it finised successfully.  I will keep you posted if it occurs again or not....

i am praying that this fixed this issue....

thank you....3jmj
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and235100Commented:
No problem... as long as someone regularly posts to this question - it won't be classified as "abandoned".
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3jmjAuthor Commented:
and235100:

I did it again as I have said earlier but unfortunately, it is still giving the same issue... please help!!!
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johnb6767Commented:
How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

I think this might be your next best bet to try and fix this before a full reinstall....
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and235100Commented:
I must agree with johnb6767 - this has got to a point where a repair install >>might<< fix it, but more likely a clean install will be required: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
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3jmjAuthor Commented:
Let me go through the link you sent above then I will update you,  thank you again... you are very kind...
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3jmjAuthor Commented:
Please be advised that what ever I did from instructions above nothing has changed still the same and still getting the same issue.  

So what I did was went through hp, since this is an hp product asked for their help.  They give tech support through chat and they sent me some links and instructions and that fixed the issue.
This is what hp had told me to do and I am hoping that whoever gets this same issue, this will help them solve the problem....
first, SpySubtract.lnk = this is basic 2.66, do a full scan of c drive and delete what ever it founds.  this is a 30 day free trial.  (note:  delete this program from your computer when done using)
second, follow this link and perform all
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument?docname=bph06569&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&dlc=en&lang=en
don't forget to reboot your computer when asked.  
This fixed my issue...

Now, how can I post this to everyone to see so this might help them... also how can have my point value back because no one was able to help me so I can still use this point value for future need.

Thank you...


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aryehbraunerCommented:
I need to make sure this my problem is identical, and I need to know the steps I must take to rectify the problem.

When I copy to the clipboard i get...

CP_Main: Database has reached maximum size.
CP_Main: The Microsoft Jet database engine stopped the process because you and another user are attempting to change the same data at the same time.
CP_Main: Database has reached maximum size.
CP_Main: No error message available. (sometimes)
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