"Error 1919. Error configuring ODBC data source" error message when you try to install Office XP or an Office XP program

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When you try to install Microsoft Office XP or an Office XP
program, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:

Error 1919. Error configuring ODBC data source: MS Access
Database. ODBC error 6: Component not found in the registry. Verify that the
file MS Access Database exists and that you can access it.

If you
click Ignore, you may receive one or more error messages
similar to the following:

Error 1919. Error configuring
ODBC data source: Excel Files. ODBC error 0: Verify that the file Excel Files
exists and that you can access it.

Error 1919.
Error configuring ODBC data source: MS Access Database. ODBC error 0: Verify
that the file MS Access Database exists and that you can access
it.

Error 1919. Error configuring ODBC data
source: Visual FoxPro Database. ODBC error 0: Verify that the file Visual
FoxPro Database exists and that you can access it.

Error 1919. Error configuring ODBC data source: Visual FoxPro
Tables. ODBC error 0: Verify that the file Visual FoxPro Tables exists and that
you can access it.

Error 1919. Error configuring
ODBC data source: dBASE Files. ODBC error 6: Verify that the file dBASE Files
exists and that you can access it.

If you click
Retry, the program appears to install correctly, but it may
not work correctly.

This problem may occur when the following registry subkeys
are missing:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareODBC

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREODBC

These subkeys may have been removed if you removed a Corel
program, including a program in the Corel WordPerfect Office family of
products.

To resolve this problem, you must replace the missing
subkeys. To do this, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Install MDAC 2.8

To install MDAC 2.8, visit the following MSDN Web site: For more information about MDAC 2.8, including removal
instructions, visit the following MSDN Web site: After you install MDAC 2.8, you should restart the computer and then log on with administrator privileges before you try to install Office again.

Note MDAC 2.8 is also installed when you install Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). If you use Windows XP, you may choose to install Windows XP SP2 instead of following the previous steps. To install Windows XP SP2, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Method 2: Reset the Registry Subkeys by Using Mdac.inf

When you use the Mdac.inf file to reset the registry subkeys, you
may be prompted for your Microsoft Windows CD so that you can obtain new files.
The following methods depend on how your operating system was installed and
whether you have your installation CD.
Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the
following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your
product documentation to complete these steps.

For Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, or the Retail Editions of Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP

  1. Click Start, click Run,
    type pathinf in the
    Open box, where path is the path of
    your Windows folder, and then click OK.

    For example,
    type C:WindowsInf or
    C:WinntInf.

    Note By default, C:Windows is the folder where Windows 98, Windows
    Millennium Edition, or Windows XP is installed. By default, C:Winnt is the
    folder where Windows 2000 is installed, and it is also the folder where Windows
    XP is installed if you upgraded Windows 2000 to Windows XP.

  2. On the Tools menu, click Folder
    Options
    , and then click the View tab.
  3. In the Advanced Settings dialog box, click
    Show hidden files and folders, and then click
    OK.
  4. Right-click Mdac.inf (for Windows 2000 or
    Windows XP) or Mdacinst.inf(for Windows 98 or Windows
    Millennium Edition), and then click Install.
  5. If you are prompted for your Windows CD, insert the Windows
    CD in your CD-ROM drive or in your DVD-ROM drive.
  6. Locate the I386 folder on your hard disk (typically,
    C:I386), click the folder, and then click OK.

    Note If the I386 folder is a subfolder of the Windows folder, on some
    computers, you cannot select it. In this case, type the full path in the
    Copy files from text box (for example, type
    C:WindowsI386 or
    C:WinntI386), and then click OK.

  7. Restart the computer.

For Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Editions of Windows 2000 or Windows XP

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322756

(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/
)

How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

Step 1: Modify the Registry Subkeys

  1. Locate the I386 folder on your hard disk, and then make a
    note of its path.
  2. Click Start, click Run,
    type regedit in the Open text box, and
    then click OK.
  3. In Registry Editor, locate and then click the following
    subkey:

    HKEY_Local_MachineSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSetup

  4. Right-click the Installation Sources
    entry, and then click Modify.
  5. In the Value data box, change the value to
    the path of the I386 folder on your hard disk, and then click
    OK.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each of the following entries:
    • SourcePath
    • ServicePackSourcePath
  7. Quit Registry Editor.

Step 2: Install Mdac.inf

  1. Click Start, click Run,
    type C:WinntInf in the Open text box,
    and then click OK.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Folder
    Options
    , and then click the View tab.
  3. In the Advanced Settings dialog box, click
    Show hidden files and folders, and then click
    OK.
  4. Right-click Mdac.inf, and then click
    Install.
  5. If you are prompted for your Windows CD, insert the Windows
    CD in your CD-ROM drive or in your DVD-ROM drive.
  6. Locate the I386 folder on your hard disk (typically this
    path is C:I386), click the folder, and then click
    OK.

    NOTES

    If you do not have the CD for your current Windows
    installation, click Browse, locate the I386 folder, and then
    select it.

    If the I386 folder is a subfolder of the Windows folder,
    on some computers, you cannot select it. In this case, type the full path in
    the Copy files from text box (for example, type
    C:WindowsI386 or
    C:WinntI386), and then click
    OK.

  7. Restart your computer.

Method 3: Import the Registry Subkeys from Another Computer on the Network

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322756

(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/
)

How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

Note When you import the registry subkeys from another computer, make
sure that the source computer and destination computer run the same operating
system. For example, if you are using this method on a computer that is running
Windows XP, locate a computer that runs Windows XP that you can use to export
the registry subkeys.

Part 1: Export the Subkeys from the Source Computer’s Registry

  1. On a computer that is not missing the subkeys (this is
    about your source computer), click Start, click
    Run, type regedit in the
    Open text box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareODBC

  3. On the File menu, click
    Export.
  4. In the Save in dialog box, specify a
    location to temporarily save the registration file (.reg file) to. In the
    File name box, type a file name, and then click
    Save.
  5. Locate and then click the following subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREODBC

  6. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to export this subkey.

Part 2: Import the Subkeys to the Destination Computer’s Registry

  1. Copy the exported .reg files from the source computer to a
    temporary location on the computer that is missing the subkeys (the destination computer).
  2. Click Start, click Run,
    type regedit in the Open text box, and
    then click OK.
  3. On the Registry menu, click Import
    Registry File
    .
  4. Locate and then click one of the .reg files that you copied
    in step 1, and then click Open.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the other .reg files.
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by
companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty,
implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these
products.

Article ID: 324520 – Last Review: March 6, 2013 – Revision: 7.0


Applies to
  • Microsoft Access 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Publisher 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Microsoft Office XP Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Small Business Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Developer Edition
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