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Error Message on 2000- Can't open

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Country: United States

Error Message on 2000- Can't open

We have used ACT 2000 without issue or upgrade for many years. SUddenly, we are getting the following error message.


"An error occured while opening this database. It may be damaged, or missing a component. Do you want to restore your database?"


I hit "Yes" and then it immediately says, "Can't open database"


We have tried reinstalling the ACT 2000 disc. to no avail.  We have Windows XP Professional installed on an HP.

We are willing to upgrade if we absolutly have to, but really need access to the database ASAP.  Please help.


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Posts: 6,537
Country: USA

Re: Error Message on 2000- Can't open

Please see the following Knowledgebase article for a possible solution:


Error Message: "An Error Occurred While Opening This Database. It May Be Damaged or Missing a Comp...


Greig Hollister

Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.