Access database corrupted, then backup becomes corrupted
Posted on 2011-09-19
I made a few changed to an Access 2003 database: Added two very simple select queries and added about 20 lines of VBA code to a form. When I reopened the file, I got the following error when Access was opening the database: "Microsoft Access has stopped working." When I clicked "Show Problem Details: It displayed the following:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: MSACCESS.EXE
Application Version: 14.0.6024.1000
Application Timestamp: 4d83e4fc
Fault Module Name: VBE7.DLL
Fault Module Version: 188.8.131.52
Fault Module Timestamp: 4d430aec
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00023081
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.4
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
Luckily, I created a backup copy just before I had made the changes. So, after copying my backup, I opened it. Just to be safe, I compacted and repaired the database before continuing. Then I made the same changes and did another compact/repair. I closed the database. When I reopened it, I got the same error message as before. My copy of the original database opens just fine.
By the way, the program uses linked tables to a single backend database.
Perhaps the VBE7.DLL file is corrupted?
I can open other databases just fine--including the previous version of this file. However, I have not done extensive testing of any of the other databases. I am using Access 2010.
Perhaps I should make the changes to the backup, one line of code at a time. Then exit Access and relaunch it. When it will not reopen, perhaps the last bit of code I added is related to the problem.