"Network Access was interrupted" error only on Windows 7 machine
Posted on 2013-01-15
I have found several instances of this error online but the solutions don't work in this case:
The app is an Access 2003 app called MBScale.mdb
It is linked to a few tables in MBData.mdb on the same mapped drive.
The machine giving the error is new and only Windows 7 workstation.
Can open, run, compact and repair on other workstations but not on Win 7.
This workstation and others have Access 2007
I am unable to compact and repair the database from the Win 7 machine because it never lets me into the application MBScale after the error, it just closes.
I restored a backup of the database and renamed it MBScaleNew.mdb which worked fine.
I tried to delete MBScale.mdb from the Win 7 machine it tells me that the "file is in use". I went to the server and physically deleted the app MBScale and the associated .ldb. We restarted the server after this. Renamed the backup MBScale and we get the 'network access interrupted' error every time we try to run it from the Windows 7 system. Renamed the app back to MBScaleNew and it runs fine. User continued to use the MBScaleNew app for now.
A week later it happened again (we know why the network was physically disconnected and fixed that problem) this time with MBScaleNew. Even after deleting/renaming these app names, I have been unable to ever name the app MBScale or MBScaleNew. If I run it or rename it from another workstation not Windows 7, it runs fine on those. Now we are running MBScaleNew2.mdb because the Win 7 gives the error if I tried to name them either of the old names. This has to be an issue with Win 7/Access 2007 on that new workstation. It seems like the WS is not releasing the file even if we turn it off. I've tried hotfixes from Microsoft and turning off SMB 2.0 in regedit with no change. I tried copying the app to the local drive but it won't let me - says 'file in use'. Those were solutions I tried so far that didn't work. does anybody have any other ideas?
thank you. JR