Access 2000 Error:  Couldn't find installable ISAM

Posted on 2008-10-09
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I have been struggling with this all week and all the solutions that I have found online doesn't seem to work.  I have a VB6 application that connects to an Access 2000 database using DAO.  The application compiles, but when I try to run the application, I get the error:  Couldn't find installable ISAM [3170].

I've tried reinstalling Access, registering the msrd3x40 and msrd2x40 dll files and still no change.  I would appreciate any other options, I have an urgent change to make to this app, but currently cannot test my changes because of this error.

Question by:keicy01
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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that is the article that i used to registry the dll's that i listed.  i checked the path in the registry and everything looks fine.

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Just some additional info.  The code fails at the line: dcCOHeader.Refresh

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keicy01 earned 0 total points
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I fixed my problem by installing Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 6.
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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would have been nice if you mentioned you were using visual studio..

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