09-22-2016 01:21 PM
This same problem happened to me. Windows 10 upgrade made opening database impossible. I did not set up a password as I'm the only one on this box. I deleted the .pad file, but .adf would not open. Stuck
09-23-2016 05:44 AM
Please Could you try closing Act, then download and run the version of ActDiag I have attached to this post, then click on Tools > Attach Act! Database > Missing Log File. Browse to the .ADF file of the database you're trying to access, and click OK.
Do you get any errors after clicking OK?
Does the database attach?
Are you able to access the database in Act?
09-23-2016 08:11 AM
The whole problem was with the Windows 10 update send down from Microsoft. I deleted the update, and ACT started fine. I reinstalled the update, and then ACT started fine again. Thanks a lot Microsoft for screwing up my box, again!
09-26-2016 06:39 AM - edited 09-26-2016 08:04 AM
You can safely ignore the Server Agent.
A few other suggestions:
Try closing Act, and restarting the SQL Server (ACT7) service from services.msc, then run ActDiag as admin and try the attach with missing log file method again.
If this is not successful in attaching the DB, then I would guess that this might be a .NET issue. I would suggest uninstalling and reinstalling .NET.
09-26-2016 08:15 AM