Broken Reference to the file dao2535.tlb error message on opening Access Data Base created in Access 97
Posted on 2007-11-28
I have been using an Access Database originally created with Access 97 on a laptop which has upgraded to Access 2002. I am now attempting to open the same Access Database on a computer which is running Windows 2003 and Microsoft Access 2003 and I am getting the following error message: "Your Microsoft Access database or project contains a missing or broken reference to the file 'dao2535.tlb' version 3.5."
The database contains historical data going back to 1991 and various reports which would require a significant effort to recreate and at the very least I need to export the tables to recreate the database. My laptop has gone down and I am in a critical time cruch to produce reports from the database and need to resolve my problem ASAP. Your prompt response would be greatly appreciated.