Access 2013 : catch "database or project contains a missing or broken reference" (ActiveX)

I have an Access 2000 mdb that uses a third party ActiveX control. It works fine except, when opened on a PC with Access 2013, an error appears when opening the mdb : "...database or project contains a missing or broken reference...".

Is there a way to catch that error and stop the error from appearing when the mdb opens?
The mdb checks for the ActiveX control on the rare occasions when it is about to be used, so I'd like to turn the 2013 error off.

TIA
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
Not really ... it's up to you and the end user to insure the environment is properly configured to use the application.

The mdb checks for the ActiveX control on the rare occasions when it is about to be used, so I'd like to turn the 2013 error off.
If you can use the database without the ActiveX control, then just remove the control and the reference.
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Luke ChungPresidentCommented:
This error shouldn't be dependent on the Access version. A better solution would be to avoid having the error. What ActiveX control is it expecting? Is it not available in Access 2013?

When a dependency like a library reference is missing, the code won't compile so you can't catch it from your code.
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machine_runAuthor Commented:
THANKS
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