FishBase 99 may not start properly on some European versions of Windows. After installation, if nothing happens when you double-click the 'FishBase 99' icon, please do the following:
1) Open the text file C:\FishBase\FilePath.dat. For example: Start, Run, C:\fishbase\filepath.dat, Enter;
2) Change the text so that it contains only the path to the directory where you have stored FishBase data (Fbapp.mdb), without quotation marks. For example, change
“C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Msaccess.exe”
3) Save this change using File, Save, Enter.
FishBase should now start properly when you double-click the 'FishBase 99' icon. We apologize for this inconvenience.
If you already
have Access 2000 on the computer, and you want to add Access 97 or Access 97
runtime (which FishBase is using), there are some additional steps you must
When you try to install Access 97, you have to avoid the "No license..." error message caused by the presence of the Hatten font, which is installed by Access 2000 and Office 2000. Also, if the Access 97 installation finds a newer version of the Msaccess.exe file on the computer, it will not install the 97 version of the Msaccess.exe file.
procedures described in this article were not followed when the second version
of Access was installed on the computer, you may have problems when you try to
start Access. Following are descriptions of the error messages or problems that
you may encounter, as well as the resolutions.
One error message you may receive is:
Microsoft Access can't start because there is no license for it on this machine.
To resolve this behavior, follow these steps:
NOTE: Following the steps in this procedure
has the side effect of changing all the Start menu shortcuts to point
back to the Office 97 programs. If you want to have the shortcuts point to the
Office 2000 programs, run Office 2000 Setup in maintenance mode, and then click
Repair. You can then select to repair the Start menu shortcuts.
Another error message you may receive is:
find the database you specified, or you didn't specify a database at all.
Specify a valid database in the command line and include a path if necessary.
There are two main causes for this error:
Q235279 ACC2000: "Can't Find the Database You Specified" Error When Starting Access 97 on Computer with Office 2000 Small Business Tools
Q235280 ACC2000: "Can't Find the Database You Specified" Error When Starting Access 97 After Upgrade to Office 2000
You may also notice that one or both versions of Access are using the wrong workgroup information file. For additional information about resolving this problem, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Q241230 ACC2000: Workgroup Information File Is Reset to Default System.mdw After Self-Registration