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When you try to configure a Text Data Source Name (DSN) by using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator tool on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Microsoft Windows 2003, you may receive the following error message:
Ini File (or Registry) FilePath\schema.ini is corrupt.
Note FilePath is a placeholder for the path of the folder that contains the Schema.ini file on your computer.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name ----------------------------------------------------------- 23-Jul-2004 05:45 5.2.9354.0 26,112 _sfx_.dll 24-Aug-2004 09:32 4.0.6305.0 278,559 Odbcjt32.dll
To work around this problem, specify the column type, as shown in the following Schema.ini file: