Receiving error message “cannot open a database created with a previous version” when trying to launch eMIMS
Solution:Insert eMIMS CD into your CD-ROM on the computer displaying the error
Go to Start menu
Then type D:\UTIL\VB6\VBRUN.EXE
(replace D with your CD drive letter if it is something else)If this does not resolve the problem, try the following:
Why can I not ‘open a database created with a previous version…’?
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When working with an Access 97 database, you may have seen this:
Cannot open a database created with a previous version of your application
This usually occurs when moving the database to a machine that doesn’t have Jet 3.5 installed (or properly registered). One workaround is to upgrade the machine in question to Access 2000 or greater, and make sure you have MDAC 2.7 installed (which you can download from MDAC Download Page).
Go to Start / Run, type regedit and navigate to the following branch:
Right-click ISAM Formats and choose New > Key.
Name the key Jet 3.x and create the following values:
Value Name: CreateDBOnExport Type: REG_BINARY Data: 00 Value Name: Engine Type: REG_SZ Data: Jet 3.x Value Name: IndexDialog Type: REG_BINARY Data: 00 Value Name: IsamType Type: REG_DWORD Data: 0x00000000 (0) Value Name: OneTablePerFile Type: REG_BINARY Data: 00
(See KB #310804 for more information.)
Next, find msrd3x40.dll, copy the path to this file, and again go to Start / Run and type: