Microsoft Access 2010 has stopped working

Had this problem since we upgraded to Office 2010 from the 2007 version.
Our access application has a frontend of 20MB, and a backend on an SQL2005 (now trying to pass on 2008).
I solved my problem after reading a lot…
I opened up my Access application by pressing the Shift button, so I bypassed all startup forms and logins.
Opened up a module, not a particular one!
Went on Debug>Compile <ProjectName> and voila…problematic old code started firing up error messages.
After I removed all the unnecessary parts of the code and changed with new refs/code the needed ones, I closed and reopened.
The database opened like a charm. I compacted and repair since this process made my db frontend went on 90MB and started working again with no problem.
Hope it works for you as well.
Have a good day 🙂20/10/2011 Update

The problem continues…

A quick resolution to this is:

“C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\MSACCESS.EXE” “C:\MyAccess.accdb” /decompile

where MyAccess is the name of your Database. The Database opens!

The solution above (posted from another user in )

, regarding this decomplilation solution, is also posted by Microsoft on September 30,2011 on;EN-US;2625046

However, till the time the issue with the Faulting module vbe7.dll is resolved, we have to figure out a way to to manage our access dbs. Since no matter what you do, even if you just make a new form the problem still comes back.

When you access db frontends are in production we need a SOLUTION asap!

PS. Have pending 12 Modules and modifications that I need to make in my access frontend and I cannot…

12/1/2012 Update

Microsoft has released an Office 2010 patch on 12/12/2011 which is the ultimate solution to this problem.  This patch worked great for me (even repairing the previous corrupted databases without the need to decompile).

The kbs you may refer for this are:;EN-US;2625046


The patch (both 32 and 64 bit) can be found at:

One more issue down….plenty to go 🙂


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