In Microsoft Windows 2000, you may receive an error similar to the following:
MSACCESS.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the program.
An error log is being created.
You created a query in which the only character in the Criteria row is one or more question marks (?).
Install the Microsoft Jet 3.5 SP3 update. For additional information about how to obtain the Microsoft Jet 3.5 SP3 update, please click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
172733 ACC97: Updated Version of Microsoft Jet 3.5 Available for Download
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Steps to Reproduce Problem
Open the sample database Northwind.mdb.
Create the following query based on the Customers table: