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Old January 28th, 2004, 05:39 PM
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Recently whenever I open Access the installation dialog box appears with the message:

"An error occurred and this feature is no longer functioning properly. Would you like to repair this feature?".

I click yes with Office CD in the CD drive. It seem to be searching the drive and gives this message:

Microsoft Access could'nt find the file 'system.mdw'. This file is required for startup."

This file is definitely in C:\ProgramFiles\CommonFiles\SYSTEM so I know it is there.

I also put a copy in the root of the C drive which does not solve the problem. I un-installed and reinstalled Office several times and this does not work

How can I fix this problem?

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Old January 28th, 2004, 05:43 PM
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Can you import data from your access file into another access file?



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Is your app secured?

check this site:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...EN-US%3B162961




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I cannot do that beacuse I get the same problem when I try to open a blank database.
 
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But you had security set-up in Access, Right?



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I do not remember doing any security setup
 
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Access may not be pointing to the system.mdw file.
do a search on the web for system.mdw. You will find a lot of samples.

Look up in help on how to point your DB to the file.



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I recently had the same problem and discovered that my "system.mdw" file had been changed to "system.mdw_". I do not know how or why the file extension was changed to *.mdw_. If you change the file to Read only and delete the _ from the end of the file extension, this takes care of it. Thanks.





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