When you start Microsoft Access 7.0 or 97, you may receive the following error message.
In Microsoft Access 97
Microsoft Access can’t start because there is no license for it on this machine.
Can’t find the database you specified or you didn’t specify a database at all.
In Microsoft Access 7.0
Microsoft Access can’t be started as there is no license for it on this machine.
There are two possible causes for this error message.
The most likely cause is that Microsoft Access is not properly registered on your computer. If Microsoft Access is not properly registered on your computer, please follow the steps in the “Rename a Font, and Then Reinstall Microsoft Access” section of the “Resolution” section. The second cause applies only to computers running Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and Microsoft Windows 2000. On these operating systems, you may also receive this error message if you do not have Read permissions to the Licenses key in the registry. If this applies to you, please follow the steps in the “No Read Permissions to Licenses Key” section of the “Resolutions” section.
Rename a Font, and Then Reinstall Microsoft Access
When you reinstall Microsoft Access 97 by using the Setup Maintenance Mode, you do not have to uninstall Microsoft Access first. This operation simply returns the computer to the installation state that it was in the last time that you ran Setup. Follow these steps to correct the registry error:
NOTE: Because there are several versions of Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, please consult your product documentation to complete these steps.
Close all programs that are included with Office.
On the Start menu, point to Find, and then click Files or Folders.
In the Named box, type hatten.ttf.
In the Look in box, type C:WindowsFonts.
NOTE: The path to the Fonts folder may be different on your computer.
Click Find Now to start the search.
If Hatten.ttf is not found, try searching for Haettenschweiler.ttf. Haettenschweiler is the full name of the Hatten font.
Under Name, right-click the hatten.ttf file, and then click Rename on the shortcut menu that appears.
Change the name of the file to hatten.xxx. If you receive a prompt that states that changing the extension may cause the file to become unusable, click Yes.
Minimize, but do not close, the Find dialog box.
On the Start Menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
In the Add/Remove Program Properties dialog box, click the Install/Uninstall tab, and select Microsoft Office 97, Professional Edition in the program list.
Click Add/Remove to run Office Setup in Maintenance Mode.
In the Microsoft Office 97 Setup dialog box, click Reinstall.
After the reinstallation is finished, click the Find dialog box on the taskbar to maximize it.
Under Name, right-click the hatten.xxx file, and then click Rename on the shortcut menu that appears.
Change the name of the file back to hatten.ttf.
Microsoft Access should now be properly registered.
No Read Permissions to Licenses Key
NOTE: The steps in this section apply only to computers that are running Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or Microsoft Windows 2000.
When you are logged on as an administrator on a computer that is running Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000, you can use Registry Editor to check and to modify user permissions to the different registry keys.
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
For information about how to edit the registry, view the “Changing Keys and Values” Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the “Add and Delete Information in the Registry” and “Edit Registry Data” Help topics in Regedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it. If you are running Windows NT or Windows 2000, you should also update your Emergency Repair Disk (ERD).
To check the user permissions, follow these steps:
Log on to the problem computer as an Administrator.
On the taskbar, click Start, and then click Run.
Type regedt32, and then click OK.
Select the \HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTLicenses key.
On the Security menu, click Permissions.
Make sure that the necessary users and groups have at least Read permissions to the key.
Close Registry Editor and restart the computer.
When you log on as a typical user, you should now be able to start Microsoft Access without problems.
Using the Downloadable Tool
IMPORTANT: This downloadable tool is designed to be used only on computers running Microsoft Windows 98. If you are running any other operating system, this tool may not work correctly.
The AcLicn97.exe file contains a tool that corrects the problem discussed in this article so that you can run Microsoft Access 97 successfully. For additional information about downloading this tool, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Q191224 ACC97: AcLicn97.exe Available in Download Center
For additional information about how to install Access 97 and Access 2000 on the same computer, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Q241141 ACC2000: How to Install Access 97 and Access 2000 on the Same Computer
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