Dealing with DLL Loading Errors in Ms Access

Every software application that is available today has both pros and cons and the same is true for the Ms Access database application. Its simplicity, cost effectiveness and dexterity make it a perfect choice for many and yet it also has a fair share of flaws. From restrictions on size and concurrent usage to application errors, the drawbacks associated with Access can make life difficult for the user. As more and more businesses keep on joining the Ms Access bandwagon, issues experienced by its users too tend to garner more attention. Of late a number of users have pointed out that the Ms Access application can throw error messages without any warning and such messages can even be intermittent. One such type errors that have been frequently noted by some users is “Error in Loading DLL”. Now it would be a bit of a hazard for an ordinary user to guess why Ms Access is unable to load a dynamic link library. However over time experts have looked into the issue and have primarily narrowed down the occurrence to two specific conditions which we discuss below.



Corruption or Missing Registry values

It has been found that DLL loading errors crop up when values associated with those DLL files have got altered or corrupted. The issue can be resolved by fixing the registry entries with the help of Mr. Fix IT which is a free tool from Microsoft. You need to download a copy of Mr. Fix IT from Microsoft’s support site and run the application. While downloading the utility you must choose the one relevant for your operating system.


MDAC Files may have got compromised

The alternate scenario where the issue can show up involves the corruption of Data Access Component files. Now if Mr. Fix IT was unable the resolve the issues for you then you need to download and install the latest version of MDAC files from the MSDN site.


Ms Access Database is vulnerable to data corruption issues

The Ms Access database is often considered to be a stable application by many users and to a large extent this reputation is correct. However when the size of database starts to grow or when applications built on it are used concurrently by numerous users, issues of inconsistent results show up. In some cases the MDB file, which essentially is used to store everything that is entered in the Access application, can get corrupted. It is always advisable to remain prepared for such scenarios and investing in an access repair application like DataNumen Access Repair seems to be a prudent idea. This powerful tool can get back the tables and indexes along with associated records within minutes. Moreover it is not constrained by the location where a corrupt MDB file may be found, say a backup file which may be stored in a DVD Rom.


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Alan Chen is President & Chairman of DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including access repair and sql recovery software products. For more information visit

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