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Control-Break won't stop execution in my Access 2007 application

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I recently converted an application from Access 97 to Access 2007.  When I come in in the morning, my application is still running, and and control-break won't stop it.  So I have to use the task manager to stop it, and I can't see what code it was stuck on.

How can I get the code to pause and show me what line it's executing?
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Question by:Barry Sweezey
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by:Darren Sharples
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Go to start up options and make sure you have a tick in "Use access special keys"
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by:Barry Sweezey
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It was already selected.
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by:Rey Obrero
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office button > access options > current database > application options
place a check on "Use Access special keys"
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by:Barry Sweezey
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Yep, already selected.
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by:Barry Sweezey
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I tried control-break while this application was doing something else and it worked.  But I came in and tried it again this morning and it didn't.  Might it be that maybe it'll stop if it's executing code, but not if it's running a query or something?
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 500 total points
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Usually Access will display a message like:
    "Executing... Press Ctrl-Break to cancel"
...In this case, yes, ...pressing Ctrl-Break will cancel it.

If, on the other hand, you are just running a complex query, then this may not work.

Remember that if ctrl-break does not work, then you may want to just wait instead of using Task manager.

Task manager will "Crash" you out of Access, and may leave your DB in an unstable state at best, or at worse, corrupt the DB.

As always, make regular backups and run the Compact/Repair utility often/regularly.


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