Microsoft Access - Strange behavior calculating totals, Properties form will not load

Posted on 2014-07-14
Last Modified: 2016-06-07
It appears that Microsoft Access may have become corrupted. When I go into design view on a form and click the "Property Sheet" icon, nothing happens. The icon becomes colored in a pale yellow as it normally would but the property sheet is nowhere to be found. I've done a compact / Repair, rebooted numerous times, run the new version of MalwareBytes, and the behavior persists.  Also one of my forms that has text boxes making cascading calculations are acting strangely as well. The terminating text box with the result calculation is not displaying the total, even on a requery. The answer displays for a split second and then disappears.
Question by:pabrann
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    by:Gustav Brock
    Create a new database.
    Go to External data and import all objects from the old database.

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    by:Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )
    Before doing anything, however, be sure you make a backup of your current database.

    In addition to gustav's advice, be sure that your Office and Windows installations are fully up to date.

    You may also need to Decompile the application. To do that, create a Desktop shortcut with this as the Target:

    "full path to msaccess.exe" "full path to your database" /decompile

    After doing that, open your database, and open the VBA Editor. Click debug - Compile. Fix any errors, and keep doing that until the menu item is disabled.

    Now Compact again.

    But as I said before - be SURE you make a backup first.

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    Thank you very much, I will try this. One other thing I should have mentioned is that this front-end MS Access mdb is connected to a SQL Server back-end. I copied the front end and restored the back-end SQL Server database to my old backup WIndows 7 system and it behaves normally.
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    No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned.

    I have recommended this question be closed as follows:

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