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I experienced some kind of weird "stuff" on my pc today. I have rectified most of it. All that remains and this is HUGE is i can not get ACT to open up my PAD file. it is there ( i see it) but does not see it.
I have attached to error messages.
The first image is when i try to open the PAD file. It is the little error message.
The second very Long and convoluted message is what i get when i try to restore a saved ZIP file.
help on either or both will be appreciated.  Error when opening PAD fileSo the bottom line is right now i can not open my ACT database with any saved information.
Plus my PAD file is not remote on  a network drive but sits on my C drive along with my ACT program.
I am using Visa Home Premium
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by:Mike Lazarus
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First note... the PAD file is just a pointer (or shortcut) to the ACT! database. There is no data in this file

The second error seems to point to a system problem that SQL isn't started. Can you open the demo database?
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by:kagoffice
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no i can not
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by:Mike Lazarus
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What happens when you try the demo?

Can you try: File | Open
Change File Type from PAD to ADF
Then open the database.
What happens?
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by:kagoffice
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I get the following


 act 3will not open
and when i try to open ACT as an Administrator nothing happens at all. It seems greyed out and i have no choice but to OPEN it regularly.
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by:Mike Lazarus
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You STILL have weird "stuff" on your PC ... have you run a virus check recently?
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by:kagoffice
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i have one running all the time. the weird mini meltdown took place when i tried to and did unhook a bad raid drive. I really don't go anywhere with this pc other than amazon and i don't open attachments. But i can run a complete scan again.
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by:Mike Lazarus
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I'd run a complete scan from a web-based scanning engine. Many viruses can make local virus scanners ignore them
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by:kagoffice
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well i am not sure what the problem was. But i did the old fashioned thing.  I uninstalled and reinstalled the program and it works just fine now.
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Mike Lazarus earned 2000 total points
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Something that your weird stuff before must have damaged some the the ACT! or Microsoft SQL files
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by:kagoffice
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works fine now
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no objection
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thanks for your time and help
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