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How to control whether Access loads the Borland Data Engine (BDE)
Article ID: 307455 - View products that this article applies to.
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This article applies only to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb).
For a Microsoft Access 2000 version of this article, see 248841
If you want to control when and if the Borland Database Engine (BDE) is used by Microsoft Access, you can do so by changing the value in the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Jet\4.0\Engines\Xbase\BDENOTE: You may have to manually add this key.
The following steps show you how to add this registry key and how to set the appropriate value.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
In Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
In Microsoft Windows NT or Microsoft Windows 2000
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