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tomw47
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Project Database service error

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06-11-2006 05:59 PM
This error comes up at program launch:
Unable to create Access database file 'C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas Wright\Application Data\Autodesk\AutoCAD Electrical 2006\R16.2\enu\Support\user\WDDEMO.mdb'
Running Acade2006 SP2A
Access 2002

Will not create the *.mdb database required on any project
Thanks
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lturley
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Re: Project Database service error

06-12-2006 02:18 AM in reply to: tomw47
Hi I mysteriously had this problem last week when I started acade. In the directory named in your post you should find the project databases. In my situation they had been renamed with a 'back' or 'old' somewhere in the database title. I renamed them again to what they should be (project_title.mdb) and started acade again. I haven't had the problem since. But if you find the cause I would be interested to know.
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tomw47
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Re: Project Database service error

06-12-2006 02:27 AM in reply to: tomw47
I created a blank database with the propper project name yet that still does'nt work. Also when trying to add/delete drawings the attached dialog pops up.
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Peter_KSBE
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Re: Project Database service error

06-12-2006 05:36 AM in reply to: tomw47
Probably You have tried this already, but You may delete this so called scratch mdb's. AE will (normally) rebuild them when you start it again.
Also there are some user posts in this forum who suffered from the same problem. Try a search for "scratch mdb"
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tomw47
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Re: Project Database service error

06-12-2006 06:06 AM in reply to: tomw47
No, that did'nt help either Can't seem to find the data links or sources files needed and don't know how to set this up.
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Peter_KSBE
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Re: Project Database service error

06-12-2006 06:31 AM in reply to: tomw47
Are these data links/sources still setup on your system?

1) From the Start menu (Windows), choose Settings >> Control Panel >> administrative tools.
2) Double-click the ODBC icon.

On the "User DSN" tab the link to access should exist.
If not try adding it.
*Steve Kemp \(Autodesk\)
Message 7 of 24 (227 Views)

Re: Project Database service error

06-12-2006 07:51 AM in reply to: tomw47
It sounds looks there is a Jet 4.0 DLL that did not get registered during
the install or got unregistered someway. Below are the steps to register
the 2 most common DLL's that cause this error. This will need to be
preformed by someone with administrator rights on the machine.

1.. Exit Acade
2.. Open a CMD window and change to the [WINDOWS_INSTALL_DIR]\System32
folder.
3.. Verify that the files msjet40.dll and msjetoledb40.dll exist.
4.. In the Command Prompt window type the following command and hit Enter:
1.. regsvr32 msjet40.dll
5.. In the Command Prompt window type the following command and hit Enter:
1.. regsvr32 msjetoledb40.dll
6.. After each command, you should get a dialog telling you that the
registration was successful.
Let me know if this solves the problem or not.

Steve

wrote in message news:5202437@discussion.autodesk.com...
This error comes up at program launch:
Unable to create Access database file 'C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas
Wright\Application Data\Autodesk\AutoCAD Electrical
2006\R16.2\enu\Support\user\WDDEMO.mdb'
Running Acade2006 SP2A
Access 2002

Will not create the *.mdb database required on any project
Thanks
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tomw47
Posts: 53
Registered: ‎12-04-2003
Message 8 of 24 (227 Views)

Re: Project Database service error

06-12-2006 08:04 AM in reply to: tomw47
Tried that but still no luck.
I'm wondering if the problem may be with Access. I have Access 2002 XP version yet the regular Office is 2000 version. Running XP system (Media Center)
*Steve Kemp \(Autodesk\)
Message 9 of 24 (227 Views)

Re: Project Database service error

06-12-2006 09:04 AM in reply to: tomw47
I have never tried this exact configuration, so maybe it has something to do
with it, but lets try one more thing to determine the Let 4.0 driver version
that you are using.

1) Using Windows Explore, browse to the Windows\System32 folder (might have
to turn on option to display hidden files/folders)
2) Look for the file MSJET40.dll and right-click on it and select
Properties
3) Click the Version tab, this should list the version of this file. I am
hoping it is version: 4.0.8618.0

Also, a couple questions. Do you have the latest service Pack (SP2) for
Windows XP installed? If not, this could cause it because I think there is
a security patch for these Jet drivers that is included in XP SP2.

Steve


wrote in message news:5202874@discussion.autodesk.com...
Tried that but still no luck.
I'm wondering if the problem may be with Access. I have Access 2002 XP
version yet the regular Office is 2000 version. Running XP system (Media
Center)
*Steve Kemp \(Autodesk\)
Message 10 of 24 (227 Views)

Re: Project Database service error

06-12-2006 09:29 AM in reply to: tomw47
Another thought, Acade requires some MDAC components, maybe this did not get
installed correctly or an issue arose when registering it. You might try
running the MDAC 2.7 install that is on the Acade 2006 CD. The file is
called: mdac_typ.exe and is located on the CD at: \Bin\ACADFeui\support

Steve

wrote in message news:5202874@discussion.autodesk.com...
Tried that but still no luck.
I'm wondering if the problem may be with Access. I have Access 2002 XP
version yet the regular Office is 2000 version. Running XP system (Media
Center)

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