11-18-2008 02:48 PM
11-24-2008 12:56 PM
There could be more than one reason for this error. The most common ones are:
- Invalid or damaged .pad file
- SQL Server not running
- If accessing a database that is shared from another machine, then may be a permission, network, or firewall issue
When you "loaded" the database on the laptop, did you copy the database from one another machine to the laptop? If this is the case and you copied the .pad file when you did this, then that file contains invalid information as it points to the database on the other machine. So you need to delete that .pad file and then open the database using .adf file (change the File Type in the Open Database dialog box from .pad to .adf) to create an updated .pad file.
Please see the following Knowledgebase article for information on the causes and solutions for this issue:
Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.