MS Access - database cannot be opened because the VBA project contained in it cannot be read

Hello,
I am trying to open up an MS Access database getting an error:

The database cannot be opened because the VBA project contained in it cannot be read.    The  database can only be opened if the VBA project is first deleted.   Deleting the VBA project removes all code from modules, forms, and report.   You should back up your database before attempting to open the database and delete the vba project.

To create a back up copy, click cancel and then make a back up copy of your database.  To open the database and delete the VBA project without creating a backup , click OK.

If I click cancel, and try to create a back up of the database, I get this message again.

I don't want to be very careful not to delete any vba and needing some guidance on what next steps to take.    Thanks

Lorin
lchaAsked:
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Connect With a Mentor Database ArchitectCommented:
That pretty much means your db is ... hosed.

You can try ... creating a blank new mdb, and see if the Import wizard will open the db, but I doubt it.  If it does, try importing all objects into new container.  But not hopeful

I suggest this repair service:

http://www.everythingaccess.com/accessdatabaserepair.htm

Do you have a backup ?

mx

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lchaAuthor Commented:
thanks mx!   I was able to get a back up.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database ArchitectCommented:
How ?
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lchaAuthor Commented:
thanks!
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lchaAuthor Commented:
my coworker had a copy on an external hard drive.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database ArchitectCommented:
ahh .. backup ...
Make backups ***frequently*** ...
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lchaAuthor Commented:
I will heed your advice :)   thanks again!
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