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General Error: Unable to create file buffer

Posted on 2008-10-14
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Hello,

I've got an ASP application which accesses a local SQL server via a file DSN.

I get the error:

80004005

[ODBC Driver Manager] General error: Unable to create file buffer

Any advice would be greatly appreciated?

Steve
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by:b0lsc0tt
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skbohler,

The info on this page is a little dated but still might fix the error.  Search your computer for a file named CTTFFFF.TMP.  If it exists then make a file called CTT0.TMP in the same folder and see if that fixes your error.  You can look at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/130719 for info on this.

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

b0lsc0tt
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by:skbohler
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Unfortunately, no such files on my PC.

Steve
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I figured this one out. I gave permission to a temp directory and the error has gone away.
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by:tonitone2
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It would be nice to know which temp directory and what permissions you gave.....
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