Access 2000: Can't Delete Records in Large Data File

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JMcDowell

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We're having difficulty with a large data file of 4 million records in Access 2000. We can't delete records after it has been linked. Also, when opening an unlinked database, it automatically links it.

error: operation not supported by this ISAM.
 
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Yes. Repair and compact simply removes blank space inside the file and helps to restore corruption, including indexes, which I suspect is where your problem may lie.

I don't fully understand your post; are all related files Access files? What do you mean, "when opening an unlinked database, it automatically links it"? There are only two scenarios that I know of, whether the front and back ends are Access or not: either you open with the AutoExec, startup, and code options intact, or you don't. Have you tried opening the offending self-relinking mdb file from inside Access, while holding down the shift key (bypasses the aforementioned options, where no security is applied)?
 
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I don´t know if this works for you, but try to locate the key "maxlocksperfile" on your registry and modify to more than your records on the table. Some times i have been this problem with large databases. I usualy use 99999999
after that reboot your machine
 
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