Access 97 on Windows 7 problem
Posted on 2014-04-03
I have installed my program on a Win7 computer. It is supposed to open an Access 97 MDE file and works fine on other machines running the same operating system.
This one comes up with an Error stating: "Microsoft Access has stopped working". The machine has Access 2007 installed.
To overcome this, I changed the shortcut target to call the two files, like this:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Access 97 Runtime\MSAccess.exe” “C:\ProgramData\invoiceit!Pro\INV5.MDE”
When I run this, the system returns an error stating " can't find the database file "C:\ProgramData\invoiceit!Pro\INV5.MDE". Make sure you entered the correct path and file name. Both are correct and file is shown in the folder.
When I tried to change file association of MDE and MDB files to the runtime Access version, the Win7 system will not accept it.
Would the experts have any information about this issue that might help resolve it?
Help would be greatly appreciated.