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data provider could not be initialized

redmayne asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-28
I've been having problems in Access 2003 with the following error message
"Data provider could not be initialized".  The strange thing is that these
are not triggered by user interraction.  If the form is left without the user
doing anything the error message will just be displayed.  There are no timer
triggered events and the error messages are not coming from my code.  This
only seems to happen on unbound forms hosting unbound or late-bound subforms.
other tha that this is a normal access front-end connection to a SQL 2005 server
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