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ASP FAQ Tutorials :: Databases :: Other Articles :: How do I solve 'Could not find installable ISAM' errors?


How do I solve 'Could not find installable ISAM' errors?

Using a DSN or DSN-less connection, with a JET/OLEDB or Access/ODBC driver, you may get this message: 
 
Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80004005' 
'or 
'Microsoft JET Database Engine error '80004005' 
Could not find installable ISAM.
 
The easiest fix for this, if you have access to the server, is to reinstall MDAC. If you are running on a web host, you will need to ask them to fix their data components. 
 
Make sure you are using a JET/OLEDB driver. See Article #2126 for a recommended connection string format. 
 
There are also registry-specific KB articles detailing what the MDAC reinstallation accomplishes. 
 
    Access XP/2003: KB #283881 
    Access 2K: KB #209805 
    Access 97: KB #90111

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