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MS Access immediately re-launches after close

Posted on 2012-09-20
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Last Modified: 2012-09-27
I have an MS Access application used by 10 people on our network. Just 1 of these machines has a problem that when I close the application, I see the desktop briefly then a second later MS Access immediately re-launches into a blank window. I can open other databases subsequently, but Access will re open every time I close it.

I can close it using Task Manager. It then reopens and can be closed normally
Question by:TownTalk
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So you mean that ACCESS opens, or that a Database opens (that is, Access opens and then a Database opens)?

Have you insured that the machine is fully up to date in regard to service packs, for both Office/Access and Windows? Given that it's just one machine, I would think a faulty or corrupt install would be a likely culprit.

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ID: 38424238
No a database doesn't open. I just get a blank screen where I can subsequently open a database. But any attempt to close Access  causes it to reopen again to a blank screen.

Windows is up to date. Not sure about Access though. I'm not in the office until Thursday, i'll check it out then.
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Also might check to insure that your user profile is okay - log into the machine as a different user and see if the issue continues. If it works fine with the other login, then you may have a corrupt user profile.
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I uninstalled Access and reinstalled. The problem still persisted. I logged on as a different User and didn't see the problem. So the problem must be related to the profile. I would prefer not to delete the profile and re-create it. Is there anything I can do to fix the profile?
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 2000 total points
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I don't know of any method to recover a corrupted profile. You can copy the settings and such to a new profile, however:


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ID: 38440424
OK. Thank you for your help. I never would have suspected the user profile. Strange though, it only happens with this one database, and if I make a .ACCDE from that database, I can open  and close it without seeing this issue.

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