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Microsoft Access 2003 crashes on ''Compact and Repair''

It happens with every database on my system. It even happens on new and empty databases, and is easily replicatable by doing these steps:

File/New/Blank database/Save/Tools/Database Utilities/Compact and Repair Database/*CRASH*: Microsoft Office has stopped working"

I also get occasional crashes while using other databases, more often then I have ever experienced with Access. Not able to pin these crashes down to a particular step though.

I use Vista SP1 with all Windows and Office 2003 patches installed. My systel has a dual boot setup, one for Vista and one for Windows XP. I can open any of my databases and compact them no problem if I boot into Windows XP.

I've researched this quite a bit and the most frequent suggestion is to copy all objects into a new database. This will not help my situation since, as mentioned earlier, new empty databases crash as well.

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  • pine1 Dec 15, 2008

    Crashes on save or compact /repair. The problem is new but the db is not. The problem occurs on different machines and different versions of the database.

    Perhaps this is a result of a relatively recent Automatic update?

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Access File Recovery is an very intelligible recovery utility and apt solution to revamp corrupt or inaccessible MS Access ACCDB or MDB data files and helps in restoration of all the objects.
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Flawlessly repairs corrupt ACCDB and MDB database that is damaged. It addresses several issues in all scenarios like software conflicts, hardware failures and inconsistent database design.

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Determining such troubles is a priority of Repair MDB. It can work out troubles with crashed and deleted access databases. The tool works under low system requirements. It using high end methods of repairing access data.

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Your best bet would be to repair your office installation in Vista. Regards -- Joe (Access VBA Examples)

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