Windows 7 error: COMException was handled. Provider cannot be found. It may not be p

chizmo's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2007
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Hie guys,
I used to develop my programs in windows XP using visual studio 2005 (VB). Recently, i have migrated to windows 7. Now the problem is that every time i want to run a program and access my MS Access database i get this error: "COMException was handled. Provider cannot be found. It may not be properly installed". The programs that i run works correctly in windows XP. i have tried to troubleshoot but nothing is working out for me. Please help!

Thank you!
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neite's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2011
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COM Exception was handled.
You can try to install ACCESS 2007 Or later.
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chizmo's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2007
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thanks for the reply, the thing is dat vb.net 2005 and access 2007 are not compatible. but maybe i should try vb 2008 even though i have never used it before. i will let you kno if it has worked.
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chizmo's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2007
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I have found the problem. My Pc is a 64b. so i was supposed to change my application in my applications property(Project Property)--->Compiler--->Advance--->then change from any PC to x86.