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Really Technical question about MDAC & JET

Q: Really Technical question about MDAC & JET

I am using a program (which I didn't write) which creates a database driven website. It was working well, but suddenly, when I try to add new records, I get errors. I have the system on a WIN2000 server, and also mirrored on my WIN98 system at home.

On the WIN2000 server, I get this error message: "ERROR: Multiple-step OLE DB operation generated errors. Check each OLE DB status value, if available. No work was done."

On the WIN98 system, I get this error: "Errors Occurred"

In both cases, the record does get added, but it cannot be edited - only deleted.

Since I couldn't reach the guy who wrote the program I was using, I did some research, and found this page over at Microsoft:


It described this error exactly. It said I needed to upgrade my MDAC and JET versions to make these errors go away. I don't really know what MDAC and JET are, but I found them for download on Microsoft's site.

Using my WIN98 system as the guinea pig, I downloaded and installed MDAC 2.6 and JET 4.0 - the most recent versions of both. Needless to say, it didn't fix the problem.

The only thing that changed on my WIN98 system is that instead of getting the "Errors Occurred" message, I now get the much longer error message that my server returns.

I haven't tried upgrading the server because - well - I'm afraid to touch the server, especially when the fix didn't work on my local system. Some other pages I found suggested that installing WIN2000 Service Pack 1 would fix the problem on my server, but I haven't tried this yet, as this supposedly only upgrades MDAC/JET too. Besides, while this may fix my server, it still doesn't solve my WIN98 problem.

Sorry for the long explanation. Any help would be appreciated.

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Why can't you install MDAC on a machine when service pack 2 is installed on XP? I understand that SP 2 has MDAC loaded with it, but is there a way around this if you want to update MDAC? Thanks

A:MDAC question

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I have XP installed on my PC and wanted to install it on my laptop. I called MS to activate it and was told that the license did not allow me install it on two machines.

I can't believe this. Any comments?

A:not a technical question

"license did not allow me install it on two machines"

I believe technically it's supposed to be that way with all there OS's according to the ELUA

more info...XP Activation


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Right hopefully someone can assist here!

I used to find Windows Media Player had a useful automatic cleanup option when 5 or more mp3s were found in the library without an actual mp3 file to relate too....

I want to know why now when i have 7 or 10 tracks that have been removed by myself, when i go to play them (forgetting i removed them) do i no longer get the option pop up asking if i would like WMP to cleanup the library!?!?

I use Windows 7 btw

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Can I change my Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5914 built with a AMD Sempron™ 3600+ CPU to a AMD Athlon 64/X2 CPU. Toshiba Tech support tells me that the processor is soldered and built into the motherboard but it is not. Both processors are socket AM2

A:Technical Question

The only hardware upgrade that you can usually make to a laptop is to add more RAM - if it supports adding more.

From what I've read so far, that model laptop comes with the AMD Sempron 3600+ 2.00 GHz processor and supports up to 4 GB of DDR2 PC2-6400(DDR2-800) RAM.


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A while back, I asked a DSL provider about the distance betwween my house and the nearest DSL central office, which is about 6 miles away. Here's the partial response I got:

If the form says you qualify then you should be no more than 18,000 feet from the central office in your area. However, that is 18,000 feet in actual line length, not in walking or driving distance from the CO.Click to expand...

Question #1: How many miles is 18,000 feet? I'm sure it's less than 6 miles.
Question #2: Why are the DSL cables so short?

Today, I ordered it anyway from my phone company, and a technician is coming later this week to install it for me.

After it's all hooked up, if it doesn't connect, I'll have to cancel the whole shebang.

I really hope it works cuz I'm getting fed up with this dialup connection on these very crappy voice-grade phone lines.

A:A Couple of Technical DSL Question

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I have a client who needs BOTH some PHP and some SSI code in a webpage. The filetype needs to remain as SHTML. I tried making an SHTML page that included PHP, but what happens when I modify the .htaccess file is that one or the other gets done, but not both.

For example, I used this in the .htaccess:

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .shtml
AddType text/x-server-parsed-html .shtml
DirectoryIndex index.shtml index.php index.html

That does the PHP coding just fine in the shtml file, but not the
<!--#exec cgi="/cgi-bin/Tracking/ax.cgi" --> SSI code
line in the shtml page.

When I switch the first two lines, it does the SSI, but not the PHP.

How can I get it to do both the SSI *and* the PHP?



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I have a client who is receiving the BSOD when she is just surfing the internet. Here is the STOP code she is receiving:

0x00000050 (0xBFBFBFC3, 0x00000000, 0x8052DB78, 0xoooooo2)

Computer Specs:
XP sp3
2GB Ram

I have researched this as much as I can and have come to the conclusion that it is either the PSU or the Ram. I have just started learning how to research BSOD codes and would like a second opinion about this.

Thanks in advance.

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I bought a new Compaq Presario laptop, and the specs say it has 256mb of PC2100, (266MHZ) DDR-SDRAM, with a max capacity of 1G. So I went out and bought 1G (2-512mb modules, same specs). When I opened up the memory compartment and removed the memory the laptop came with, it was marked 256mb, DDR, 333 mhz, PC 2700.

My questions:

Are the two types of memory interchangeable?
Can using PC 2700 333 mhz harm the computer if it is meant to run PC2100, 266 mhz?
If I use the PC2100, 266mhz, will my computer run slower?
What should I do?



A:LAPTOP RAM - Technical QUestion

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Hello you smart computer techies!!! I need a little assistance. I hate Norton as it was hogging up my PC. So I uinstalled it (via the norton uninstall) and went out and bought PC-cillin 2005. I installed it and everything was going fine until I attempted to connect to the internet (via IE). No internet. No email connection either (makes sense since IE and OE 6 are connected to each other. Aren't they?) Anywhoo, I uninstalled PC-cillin pdq, and viola Internet working just fine.

Called PC-cillin cust. spt. a very nice Hindu lady finally helped me disable the 'Personal Firewall' component of the new software after we reinstalled it. She assesed the problem is with my Internet provider. I was asked to call them and ask three specific questions 1. what port number am i using, 2. do they have a firewall up?, 3. any specific password or setting?

Internet provider was very perturbed at first with my three little questions insisting that the problem is with PC-cillin software not with them (the service provider). they answered my questions though, --, no, no.

I just sent an email to cust spt @ PC-cillin with the same info presented here.

but since you guys are almost always quicker, and there is no need to decipher the accent, I thought I'd try TechSupportGuy too.

I have a limited knowledge of computers, even less it seems when it comes to software conflicts. But my guess's at the problem is this, : 1. norton is not TOTALLY off my pc, or 2. I'm runni... Read more

A:Very technical question may be difficult to answer

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Greetings, helpful and wonderful people.

I currently have a 2x2gb setup in 2 of my 4 DIMM slots on my motherboard. The timing is 8-8-8-24. The speed is DDR3 @ 1600MHz, and it is a matched pair. They run at 1.65V,

I am looking to expand this memory, but the pair I have picked out to add to the second bank (the remaining two DIMM slots) has differences in the size, voltage and timing. I have tried my best to research this problem before creating a thread but haven't found an answer detailed enough to explain why this would or would not work. Anyways, here are the details on the second pair.

2x4gb, same brand (Crucial). Timing 10-10-10-28. Speed DDR3 @ 1600MHz, matched pair. Running at 1.5V.

The three differences are the size (4gb vs 2gb per module), the timing (CAS latency 10 vs CAS latency 8), and the voltage (1.5V vs 1.65V).

The motherboard can handle all the specs of the possible new pair. Crucial's website confirms compatibility by suggesting this pair with its scan utility.

HOWEVER, my question is: What will happen in my BIOS configuration when I put this new pair in the second bank?
1. What will Dual-Channel, what will not, and why?
2. Will I have to manually reduce the latency of the second pair, or will I have to manually increase the latency of the first pair, in order to make them match? Will this result in a major speed decrease?
3. Will the difference in voltage be modified automatically? To which? (1.65v or 1.5v?)
4. Is it actually worth it to kee... Read more

A:Rather Technical Memory Matching Question

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On discord, its not uncommon for me to come across "Cursed MP4 Files" with strange properties.

I'm incredibly interested how the creators of these files were able to get their results and mostly I want to make my own "cursed files". Some of the properties I've seen are video lengths upwards of 13,000 hours long, yet still being 1 MB. I've also seen videos that have negative video lengths and videos that display the video length as 0, yet still plays a video.

How were some of these made? I can file share the specific MP4 files in question

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When a song is played in iTunes where does it load to?

Obviously the song is on the hard-rive but does it constantly read it off the hard-rive? Or does it throw it into the page file or ram?

A:Solved: iTunes Technical Question...

Players usually buffer at least part of what they are playing in RAM to insure a constant data stream and smooth playback. Some of that could end up as paged if the OS needed the RAM for something else, but probably not very often, if at all.


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When I go to my BIOS, I see two hard drives: P0 and P2.
Let's call them as Disk1 and Disk2.

Regularly, I am booting from Disk2.
(By the way, one of the disks is dedicated to operating systems, and the other is dedicated to libraries. I don't know which one is which, since they are identical drives, but as I said regularly I am booting from Disk2).

When I have a boot problem such as "Insert correct media device", I am putting the system repair disc, and (after booting the system repair disc from cd/dvd drive) it gives me the error that "this repair disc is not compatible with your version".
But, when I change the first drive from Disk2 to Disk1 in BIOS, it doesn't give that error and shows me the system repair options.

What does this mean?
Why it is happening like that?
Does it mean that if I remove Disk1 physically or disable it, I can never use any system repair disc?
How can I solve this problem?
What are my options if a system repair disc gives me the "not compatible" error?

A:Technical Boot Question (2 Disks)

It sounds like your boot files are on disk 1, P0, and your OS is on disk 2, P2. You need to have a look in disk management to see whats what. If that is true, you won't be able to boot up to your OS if you remove disk 1.

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Hi there,

I have a question about the "amvo virus" and Combofix...

My goal is to REMOVE this virus and then PREVENT my PC from being infected another time by the same virus...Does ComboFix just remove "amvo" or fixes the problem, protecting my PC "forever" against this virusc ???

If it doesn't, can anyone tell me a good practice for preventing this infection in future? (possibly, something more sophisticated than just disabling the execution of the autorun.ini in every external drive...)

Thanks a lot guys...

A:Technical Question about ComboFix and the AMVO malware

amvo.exe) is a backdoor Trojan that is installed with other malicious files. Backdoor Trojans, IRCBots and Infostealers are very dangerous because they provide a means of accessing a computer system that bypasses security mechanisms and steal sensitive information like passwords, personal and financial data which they send back to the hacker. Remote attackers use backdoor Trojans as part of an exploit to gain unauthorized access to a computer and take control of it without your knowledge. Read Danger: Remote Access Trojans.If your computer was used for online banking, has credit card information or other sensitive data on it, you should immediately disconnect from the Internet until your system is cleaned. All passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for banking, email, eBay, paypal and online forums. You should consider them to be compromised. You should change each password by using a different computer and not the infected one. If not, an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. If using a router, you need to reset it with a strong logon/password so the malware cannot gain control before connect again. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breach. Because your computer was compromised please read How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?Although the infection has been identified and may be removed, your PC has likely been compromised and there is no w... Read more

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Got any suggestions on what could be wrong with my memory card when it won't read the data when it's plugged in?
It says "No Data"
The card is official. I've tried other slots. Other mem cards work, tried turning it off and on, etc. We have a hunch that the problem could be that the contacts on the memory card have been misalligned, however there is no damage we can see without taking it apart.
Is it possible to take it apart or are there rivets or anything in the back end of the memory card that would hold it together?
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Question regarding PS2 Memory Card technical difficulties

Try it and see, get a screwdriver, and see if you can pry the case open. I have no idea if it will work, but if it doesn't work, then you've got nothing to lose by trying to get it open.

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I just wanted to know if anyone knows a website, or book that I could learn all of the "Computer Lingo" like what is FSB, or a multiplier of 13 = clockspeed. I know somewhat about computers, but in depth I really don't know anything. I love to come to this forum for advice, but I hate not knowing anything at all. I'd rather read up on this stuff instead of constantly asking for help this is to help me so I won't be completley lost; Trying to overclock my computer, or making my computer run very smoothly. Please help.


A:Question: Resource for technical terminology explanations

Computer Stuff @ Howstuffworks

Have a nice time reading.

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Hypothetical situation:

The givens:
desktop computer
a power supply with intermittent voltage drops
voltage occasionally drops enough to cause a spontaneous reboot.
voltage is being monitored on the 12-volt leg
wall current integrity is good at all times
When a spontaneous reboot occurs, what voltage should one see this occur at?

A:Technical question about power supplies and spontaneous reboots

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I understand USB flash drives are composed of two components, the memory part that retains the data and the controller that regulates the writing and retrieval of the data. I alo understand there are different types of the controller components.

Also, I've learned that some machines will see just about any USB flash drive; but, I occasionally see some machines that will recognize one of my flash drives and not the other. I suspect this is because of the different controllers in each of the USB flash drives.

Here's the question: Is there a way to determine which USB flash drives contain which controller components?

The reason I'm asking is that I have two USB flash drives, a 16-Gig and a 32-Gig. The 16- is getting too small and I'm going to retire it in favor of a new 32- or 64-Gig and I don't want to end up with two that have the same controller component and then run into a machine that will see neither.

A:Technical question about USB flash drives' internal controllers

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Yesterday morning I restarted my Dell Inspiron 6400 to finish installing an update to my virus protection software (McAfee Plus), and as the computer was shutting down my external HD became disconnected from the laptop. Since then, however, my computer has failed to start. It gets to the very first screen, with the manufacturer's logo and progress bar, then moves to an error page.

On that page, "Windows Boot Manager" informs me that failed to start. "A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." To fix the problem, they recommend I insert my Windows installation disc, follow the repair process, etc.

I do not have this DVD, as it never shipped with my laptop. They recommend, as an alternative, to contact my computer manufacturer. I've done so, and checked through Dell's support site. Their FAQs told me to contact their support department. However, my warranty has also ended. Simply to contact them to find out what my recourse is will cost $49. I'd prefer not to do that unless I know they'll send me some sort of repair DVD.

So, a few questions, more to your experiences than to the software itself:

1. Is it likely that Dell will provide a Windows Vista DVD to a computer past warranty? I doubt it sincerely, but perhaps there's a chance.

2.If that doesn't work, I presume I'll have to buy Vista. Being as I had Home Basic before, would I be able to purchase and use an upgrade disc, or would I have t... Read more

A:Not strictly a technical question: trouble starting Vista

They should provide one for a small fee.

You won't be able to upgrade a Dell version of Vista with a normal Vista upgrade. You would need to get a full version, or an upgrade that Dell has altered for their machines.

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Hi there, I have a T400 running Windows XP Professional that's in pristine condition, that I'd like to upgrade to Win 7 Prof + an SSD + 8GB of RAM.  It came with a Window's 7 upgrade DVD (and companion DVD) with instructions that note I will need to do a clean install since I have XP. I specifically had this system downgraded from Vista when it was shipped to me in 2010.  The Upgrade DVD says "Win Vista Bus to Win 7 Pro UPG Fulfill Lenovo" on it. I'm okay with the clean install since I'm running XP, but my question is: if I'm already going  to swap out the HDD to an SSD and I need to do a clean install anyway, can I just remove my old HDD, F1 boot from the disk and then install Windows 7 straight to my new SSD?  Or will the "Upgrade" version of Windows 7 look for something on the old HDD to give it permission to install? Thanks for any advice.  So essentially   

A:Lenovo T400 technical question - upgrading to Win 7 Prof + Samsung SSD and 8GB RAM

If the DVDs came from Lenovo, I am fairly sure it will work fine and use the Vista license in the BIOS

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I asked a question in another thread wanting to know if there were any good free alternatives to programs PCAnywhere or GoToMyPC. Boy did I ever get more than I expected in TeamViewer that EAFiedler suggested.

Now I have a technical question about how TeamViewer works. It connects to remote systems across the internet not by an IP number that I enter but rather by an arbitrary nine-digit number assigned to the system when the program is set up. It connects so quickly that I know it cannot be scanning every IP address on the 'net looking for a TeamViewer connection at every one of them. So, I have deduced that there must be a server out there somewhere that stores TeamViewer information.

Does anyone know enough about this to confirm this and/or explain it to me somewhat?

Next question: What about security? Are there any security issues I should be concerned about, other than the obvious, of course?

A:Technical question about TeamViewer remote access/remote office

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Hello again...

Just finished with upgrading my pc and am in the process of reinstalling updated drivers and software for my ATI All-In-Wonder 7500 Radeon video card. One of the downloads is a "DAO/MDAC Components Package". I've done a search on the ATI web page and it just directs me to the download site without explaining why I would need to or want to download. The e-mails I've sent them just direct me to the FAQ pages of their web site...no help. While all the other items I've downlaoded are significantly enhanced versions of my orginal software, this item was not listed anywhere in the original software disk I got with the card.

I'd like to know what I'm getting myself into before downloading and installing. Is this something I will need for capturing analog footage from a VCR tape (home movies) and converting and transfering to DVD?? What purpose would/does it serve??

Thanks for all the help.........

A:DAO/MDAC ....What is/are they ??

"...DAO/MDAC driver for multimedia function with MS Office."

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Q: Mdac

I have an NT4 server which is running MDAC. What things do i have to check to what will be affected if i want to upgrade to MDAC2.6?



Here is an article from Microsoft with some of the known issues with mdac 2.1 sp1.

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So basically my girlfriend has Windows 7, I decided to upgrade her computer to the Windows 10 Technical Preview to fool around with it a bit more.
My question is, once its released on July 29th, will I be able to get the FREE copy I was originally supposed to get or am I stuck with the technical preview version?
How does Microsoft know I used to have Windows 7?
She has the Chinese version, so when I upgraded it converted everything to Chinese and I had to change all the settings to English. Will I be able to download a FRESH english ISO and upgrade to that for free?

A:Question Regarding Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 10 Technical Preview

Hi Simpuhl What a coincidence, someone just posted a picture on another forum that answers your question.So yes, you'll be able to either upgrade to the official release of Windows 10 on July 29th, or download an .iso to perform a clean installation and use your product key to activate it.

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I need to remove mdac2.6 and reinstall mdac 2.5 to troubleshoot a problem with Access. how do i go about this. I down loaded mdac checker whick said it could remove it but it doesn't work.

A:removing mdac

The only item I can find on mdac removal is M$KB 307255, other suggestions include reformat, which seems a bit drastic

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Im trying to download MDAC, downloading it works fine but when I go and run the setup file it pops up an error that it is not compatible with my operating system. Im running XP Pro SP2. And Im downloading the latest MDAC 2.8. Thanks in advance.

A:Compatiblity with MDAC

There is a validation process to go thru, is this where it gives you trouble? If so you may not have a valid key code for the version of windows.

Try this
Run this: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012
Press "Copy to clipboard" and post the results here back to this forum.

If this is not the problem we would need the exact error message posted to help you.

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I keep getting this message when i get on "The .net framework data providers require microsoft data access component(MDAC). Please install MDAC 2.6 or later" but everything i look up doesn't support Vista?

A:How do i know what MDAC to dl for vista?


What application are you trying to install and is there an update available for it that makes it Vista compatible. The Vista equivalent of MDAC is WDAC 6.0 which is the functional equivalent to MDAC 2.8 so most MDAC applications will work, but most solutions are specific so I need to know what application you are trying to install.



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A window called Microsoft that shows folder MDAC appears after start up.
I also noticed an unusual activity at shut off a window named something like ' tea time '.

Please help me with a fix, if possible.


A:Window Mdac

Hi, I think you might have some malware on your system. Please take a look at this.Regards,Adam

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Programs running mdac don't run in my windows 7

& naturally i can't install 2.8 here cause mdac is part of the os.

One program says i can't run it because my system needs mdac 2.8 sp1 or later

& the other one:

"the exception unknown software exception (0x0eedfade) occurred
in the application at location 0x75d09673."


Exception at 00185F3B. Error creating object.

i managed to install mdac 2.1 successfully through the setup without installing an invasive 400 mb nonsense office access package, since one program pretends i need 2.1 or later.

i also managed to install 2.8 through extraction & inf installation .. .

an mdac checker detected that i have mdac in win7.

But i still cannot open apps requiring mdac to run .. .

I have tried the windows file checker unsuccessfully

& asked a programer what dll loads the program's interface & he told me
it was msado15.dll

i basically have all those files:


- [C:\program files\common files\System]

- [C:\program files\common files\System\ado]
- [C:\program files\common files\System\ado\en-US]

C:\program files\common files\System\ado\en-US\msader15.dll.mui
C:\program files\common files\System\ado\adoapt15.reg
C:\program files\common files\System\ado\adofre15.reg
C:\program files\common files\System\ado\adojavas.inc
C:\program files\common files\System\ado\ADOMDreadme.txt
C:\program files\common files\System\ado\ADOreadme.txt
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A:Mdac Hell

Some of DLLs and EXEs made for XP simply would not run in 7.
Since you have an Windows 7 Ultimate and are not willing to update those other programs, the only solution might be running a virtual version of XP (aka XP MODE) on Win7.

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I am running XP Home Edition SP2. I have recently downloaded a trial version of a program to eveluate it before purchase. After installing the program (Advanced Diary) and clicking on the desktop icon I get a pop-up box which states "Error creating object. Please verify that MDAC 2.1 (or later) has been properly installed"

I contacted the Support desk for Advanced Diary and they advised that "this problem can occur if MDAC installed incorrectly. Unfortunately SP2 does not allow to reinstall MDAC, but this problem can be fixed if you reinstall SP2."

I have checked with MS CompChecker which indicates that I have MDAC 2.8 SP1 on Wndows XP SP2

Unfortunatley I do not have an XP CD as the o/s was installed on my new drive by the repair guy last year.

Can anyone help me with either re-installing SP2 or repairing SP2 to solve this problem.

Many thanks in advance

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Hi, I just entered a website and a popup came up by my AVG and said there is a threat detected. Exploit MDAC ActiveX. Could you please assist me on curing this please?

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I have a Diary for pertinent information which I have been using. However, now it gives me an error message,
"Error creating the object.Please verify that Microsoft Access Data Components 2.5 or later have been
properly installed."

The program just won't open. I've tried a system restore and it works for a day or two then comes back
with the same error message. From what I have found out MDAC comes preinstalled on win7.
I am using Win7 so why this problem all of a sudden ?

I've searched my computer with *Everything* but have been unable to locate this MDAC.

TIA for any help


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I have installed InnoCielo Meridian on a Win 7 computer and initially had a problem with registering a DLL, but after I ran a batch file selecting Runas Administrator it registered successfully.  However I now get an error code when i run the app.  The error code is 0x80004005.  Doing a search tends to suggest it is an MDAC compatability issue.  Anyone have any ideas on where I start to resolve this?

A:MDAC issue in Win 7

Hello, Here is an article from MS about this error: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307495
"PRB: Error 0x80004005 When You Try to Register a WebClass DLL"
"This error message occurs when you try to register the DLL on a computer other than the one on which it was created."

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Hi Guys.gals.

Now I've search the forums for MDAC and everything appears to be archived so I can't add my point.

I write programmes using VB6. I made an app that uses a database for a VW forums and the complaint was he doesn't have Program Files\Common File\Microsoft Shared\DAO\dao360.dll. It works perfectly on my Vista 32bit but it appears that M$ in there wisdom don't install it on Vista 64bit and probably Windows 7 64bit. I've searched M$ and I don't see any updates.

The other thing is the app uses an ActiveX COMCTL32.OCX which is used for controls. He says I'm getting error COMCTL32.OCX is not correctly registered. Now I've been using VB for many many years and COMCTL32.OCX doesn't have to be registered for using an app its only when you are developing an app. You just normally just put it in the Windows\System32 folder thats it.

I said if its in that folder you can just Run: regsvr32.exe COMCTL32.OCX to register it. I'm told since that Vista x64 has 2 regsvr32's one to 32bit and one for 64 bit. Does anyone else know it thats true, if so where are they located?

Anyone suggest any ways to overcome this? Any suggestions will be appreciated.



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I have been sent a program that was built for XP and requires MDAC to run,
I have tried running it in XP compatibility mode but get an error.
Run-time error '429':
ActiveX component can't create object
I get this error with and without compatibility mode.

I have tried running as admin also.

Any ideas on how I can fix this?



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I haven't found any documentation on MDAC 2.7 SP1 other than it is the same MDAC as on XP SP1. What is the fixes in SP1 over 2.7 Refresh? Are there any differences? Thanks.

A:MDAC 2.7 Refresh vs 2.7 SP1

It should stated what the differences or changes are directly on the MS web site. There is usually a readme file associated with each update.

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I'm trying to load a new software package on my XP-Professional PC that requires Microsoft SQL Server to be running. To see if it is there, I was instructed to open the Control Panel, and then double-click Administrative Tools. The Administrative Tools window appears. Double-click Data Sources. The ODBC Data Source Administrator dialog box appears. Under the Drivers tab, ensure that SQL Server is listed in the Name column. Since it is NOT listed, I attempted to download and install the latest version of MDAC, version 2.8. The install aborted, telling me 2.8 is not compatible with my version of Windows, and that all of its features are currently part of Windows.

How can I get SQL Server installed and running on my PC?

A:MDAC / SQL Server

You must purchase MS SQL but you can use MSDE, which is a small version of it. For details about it and security issues you should know about see: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/administration/2000/security/winxpsp2faq.asp

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I have Win XP SP3 and recently installed a program for designing flyers & business cards that said it was compatible with XP and Vista OS. During installation, I got a Microsoft error "MDAC 2.8 RTM is incompatible with this version of Windows. All of its features are currently part of Windows." I was able to open the software and realized it didn't have the designs advertised on the box and I uninstalled it. What do I do about this error and will it continue to cause problems?

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When I run comcheck I get the following error (see
below). When I search for info on odbc32.dll it says I
need to reinstall MDAC files.

I have updated all my service packs and all the latest
updates to Windows 2000 have been installed. But I don't
know how to update MDAC 2.7 (I have reloaded it several times)--- and everything I read says
I can ruin my entire system if I am not careful.

It seems I need to uninstall 2.7 and then reinstall it but
I have no idea how to do that.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Item Name,Item Type,ErrorString,Status

odbc32.dll,File,Field 'FileVersion' mismatch:
Expect '3.520.9001.0' Got '3.520.8504.0',Error

A:odbc32.dll in MDAC problem

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Hello everyone:

When I try to install the Windows updates, everything downloads; however, when the installation process starts, I get the following error screen.

"MDAC Hotfix Installer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

Does anyone have any solutions to fix this? This just happened this week.

A:MDAC Hotfix Installer

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The MDAC 2.6 SP2 redistributable installer installs the same Data Access core components as Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP2. This release does not include Microsoft Jet, the Microsoft Jet OLE DB Provider, the Desktop Database Drivers ODBC Driver, or the Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver

System Requirements

Windows 95 needs the Y2K Update and Internet Explorer 4.01 SP2.
Windows 98 needs the Y2K Update 2 and Internet Explorer 4.01 SP2.
Windows NT 4.0 needs Service Pack 5 (or greater) and Internet Explorer 4.01 SP2.

Operating System - Windows 98, NT4 & 2000, Windows Me, Win XP




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Secunia PSI reports that it has found 2 instances of insecure versions of MDAC (Microsoft Data Access Components).

The path to both these instances lead to known applications installed on the computer. This means that they are not in the Windows directory location and will therefore not be updated by a normal Windows Update.

Going the applications themselves and clicking on the usual "Check for Updates" does not update the MDA components.

I am therefore scratching my head trying to figure out how I can update these insecure MDAC versions.

Would appreciate some thoughts....



A:MDAC Insecure Version

Generally, Secunia PSI will propose a fix for the issue which will take you directly to the appropriate download. Alternatively, you can search MS TechNet for updated software. Of course, PSI does sometimes return false positives, which usually resolve themselves in a few days.

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i am trying to install a program on my Vista Business machine, and it requires MDAC 2.8. When I go to run the MDAC isntaller, it will not install. Any ideas?

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I have a program that works on all windows, but when I install it on a professional Windows 7 64-bit computer, it generates this error

MDAC 2.7 Sp1 cannot be installed on this machine. MDAC 2.7 Sp1 requires any one of the following configurations:
Microsoft 98 Setup will exit now. Microsoft Windows Millenium
Microsoft NT 4 SP5
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Please restart the Setup after installing the necessary updates to this machine

The mdac version is 6.1.7601.17514

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And here is my second cry for help!
In trying to install a simple DB tool the system returns with the following message "Error 3706 - Provider unknown" (the message is in German and this is an approximate translation of the message. The system says that it has a problem with the MS-MDAC installation.

I have downloaded from Microsoft's download site the appropriate update, but the system will not let me install it saying that I do not have appropriate Administrator rights.

That brings me probably to my third cry for help. I am the only user and have not had the 'rights' issue before.

Anyone having experience with either of the two issues and knows how to resolve or has tools to resolve should PLEASE let me know by email.

Regards, Patrick.

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