Access encounters multiple issues if the PC has been running more than 20 days

Assume that the machine you are running Access on has been running more than 20 days. In this scenario, you may run into one or more issues.

1. Access may consume excessive CPU resources.

2. Background tasks do not execute. For instance, domain functions (dlookup, dsum, dcount, etc) will not display a value.
This is a known issue in Microsoft Access.
Hotfixes have been created for Access 2010 and 2013 to prevent these issues. Further details can be found in their respective articles below.

Access 2010:
July 14, 2015, update for Access 2010 (KB2965300)

Access 2013:
March 10, 2015 update for Access 2013 (KB2956176)
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Article ID: 2827138 - Last Review: 07/20/2015 22:33:00 - Revision: 7.0

Microsoft Access 2010, Microsoft Access 2013, Microsoft Office Access 2007

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