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.. MS Access 97 .. ODBC inst. probs.

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by agent_c, Jan 16, 2003.

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  1. agent_c

    agent_c Thread Starter

    Jan 10, 2003

    .. hello helpful people ...

    .. I am trying to install MS Access 97 on to my machine at work .. and it won't install because of an ODBC problem. There is a problem at the end of the installation .. -- The config. of the ODBC Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb) driver failed.

    .. I've tried to configure the ODBC settings myself and can't even create new ones .. it says,

    -- The setup routines for Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb) ODBC driver could not be loaded due to system error code 1157.

    .. after clicking the above warning .. it says,

    -- could not load the setup or translator library

    .. I've tried so much already ... installing most recent MDAC files from Microsoft .. I've used several different copies of MS Access.

    .. installed MDAC (v.2.6) ... and tried installing MS Access 97 again .. same error :

    -- configuration of ODBC driver failed.


    .. my settings for Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb) seem to be correct (files that are stated are in correct location).

    .. but I have another folder in ODBCINST.INI .. and it is the only one that has files in a different location.

    -- Client Access ODBC Driver (32-bit):

    DRIVER = "C:\sqllib\bin\db2cli.dll"
    SETUP = "C:\sqllib\bin\db2odbc.dll"

    * neither of these files exist on my machine .. neither do the folders for that matter ... thinking I should create such files and folders .. or change the path of.

    (feeling hopeless on this one)

    * any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

    > running windows 98 on some crap system.

    .. thanks.
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    Oct 13, 2000
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