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Windows 7: ODBC Setup Problem

13 Mar 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
ODBC Setup Problem

I am sorry if this has been asked previously.
I have Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit, which is an upgrade from Vista Business 64 bit.
I have the following problem when trying to install an ODBC connection (*mdb).
When I run odbcad32.exe, from the SysWOW64 directory, and try to install the 32 bit MS Access Driver, I get the following fault message:
"The setup routines for the Microsoft Access Driver (*mdb) ODBC driver could not be found. Please reinstall the driver"
And then "Component not found in the registry".
Obviously something is missing. I have looked at the ODBC entries in the registry but they are empty. Can anyone advise me on how to resolve this problem.
Any help appreciated.

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13 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try re-registering odbcconf.dll. Open an elevated command prompt and type:

Code:
regsvr32 odbcconf.dll

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14 Mar 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Try re-registering odbcconf.dll. Open an elevated command prompt and type:

Code:
regsvr32 odbcconf.dll
Thanks for the reply.
I tried this suggestion and received an error message "The specified module could not be found" even though the file is in the directory C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcconfig.dll.

I typed in the command "regsvr32 c:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcconfig.dll"
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14 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eisbahn View Post
Thanks for the reply.
I tried this suggestion and received an error message "The specified module could not be found" even though the file is in the directory C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcconfig.dll.

I typed in the command "regsvr32 c:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcconfig.dll"
Hello Welcome to SF,

I guess since the MS Access driver is missing the best bet would be to reinstall Office that might fix it.

Hope this helps,
Captain
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14 Mar 2010   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eisbahn View Post
Thanks for the reply.
I tried this suggestion and received an error message "The specified module could not be found" even though the file is in the directory C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcconfig.dll.

I typed in the command "regsvr32 c:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcconfig.dll"
Hello Welcome to SF,

I guess since the MS Access driver is missing the best bet would be to reinstall Office that might fix it.

Hope this helps,
Captain
Thanks for the suggestion but I don't have MS Office.
I just need to use the driver to connect to a mdb database in Flight Simulator X.
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14 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eisbahn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Try re-registering odbcconf.dll. Open an elevated command prompt and type:

Code:
regsvr32 odbcconf.dll
Thanks for the reply.
I tried this suggestion and received an error message "The specified module could not be found" even though the file is in the directory C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcconfig.dll.

I typed in the command "regsvr32 c:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcconfig.dll"
The file is odbcconf.dll, not obdcconfig.dll. If it doesn't exist, then you need to download and install Microsoft Data Access Components.

If this is for a game, I suggest asking for some assistance at the game's website/forum. Hopefully someone else has had this problem and knows exactly how to fix it.
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15 Mar 2010   #7

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eisbahn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Try re-registering odbcconf.dll. Open an elevated command prompt and type:

Code:
regsvr32 odbcconf.dll
Thanks for the reply.
I tried this suggestion and received an error message "The specified module could not be found" even though the file is in the directory C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcconfig.dll.

I typed in the command "regsvr32 c:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcconfig.dll"
The file is odbcconf.dll, not obdcconfig.dll. If it doesn't exist, then you need to download and install Microsoft Data Access Components.

If this is for a game, I suggest asking for some assistance at the game's website/forum. Hopefully someone else has had this problem and knows exactly how to fix it.
I have already tried all the forums, including the forum for the addon in question.
Judging by the number of posts on the web this is a very well known problem.
However, nobody seems to have an answer. Apart from a complete clean reinstall of the complete OS, i.e not from an upgrade disk, which is what I have.
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15 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did you download and install MDAC?
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16 Mar 2010   #9

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Did you download and install MDAC?
As far as I can see there is no MDAC download for Windows 7 64 bit.
The components are part of the OS. The Vista MDAC does not work.
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16 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I saw your post over at the Microsoft Social forum. It looks like you are out of luck getting a connection to your mdb. Have you considered installing the free Office 2007 trial? It has Access, and maybe you could attempt to connect to the mdb via odbc that way?
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