Removing a file I've partially thrown away
Posted on 2009-05-14
[OS X Leopard running Windows XP on VM Fusion]
I have Access 2007. I recently installed Access 2003 Runtime. Now every time I open an Access 2007 file the app has to re-install. This is normal behavior (I've already posted that question here earlier today). What I want to do is remove Access 2003 Runtime.
What I should have done is gone to Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs. Instead, what I did is found the files/folders and deleted them (put them into the Recycle Bin), then I emptied the Recycle Bin. Why? I'm accustom to doing such things on the Mac. Not so good, I've learned, on the PC.
Now, when I go to Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs Access 2003 is still there. So I clicked the Remove button. But it chokes because it cannot find the package "a2003rt.msi".
So, I reinstalled Access 2003 Runtime in the hopes that the package would reappear. Then, I went to Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs Access to remove but Windows still cannot find a2003rt.msi. In the meantime, Access 2007, which ran fine prior to any Runtime installations, has to reload every time I open a database.
How can I get rid of Access 2003 Runtime?