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FIX: Error message when you try to delete the rows from the table in SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition or in SQL Server Compact 3.5: "Major Error 0x80004005, Minor Error 0. Attempted to divide by zero"

Extended support for SQL Server 2005 ends on April 12, 2016

If you are still running SQL Server 2005 after April 12, 2016, you will no longer receive security updates and technical support. We recommend upgrading to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL Database to achieve breakthrough performance, maintain security and compliance, and optimize your data platform infrastructure. Learn more about the options for upgrading from SQL Server 2005 to a supported version here.

Bug #: 50002288 (SQL Hotfix)
Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition or SQL Server Compact 3.5 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition or SQL Server Compact 3.5 fix release.
SYMPTOMS
Consider the following scenario. You have an application that inserts many rows into a table. The table is in a database in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition or in Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5. The application inserts the rows in multiple threads. Additionally, the application inserts more than 10 rows per second. In this scenario, you intermittently receive the following error message when you try to delete the rows from the table in the database:
Major Error 0x80004005, Minor Error 0. Attempted to divide by zero
RESOLUTION

SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition

Hotfix information

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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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.
Prerequisites
No prerequisites are required.
Restart information
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Registry information
You do not have to change the registry.
Hotfix file information
This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.

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.

Hotfix for a Microsoft Windows CE .NET 4.2-based operating system on ARMV4i-based Pocket PC devices
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sqlce30.dev.enu.ppc.wce4.armv4i.cabNot Applicable100,95201-Feb-200808:46Not Applicable
Sqlce30.ppc.wce4.armv4i.cabNot Applicable682,99101-Feb-200808:46Not Applicable
Sqlce30.repl.ppc.wce4.armv4i.cabNot Applicable305,44401-Feb-200808:46Not Applicable
Hotfix for a Windows CE .NET 4.2-based operating system on ARMV4i-based devices
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sqlce30.dev.enu.wce4.armv4i.cabNot Applicable335,93801-Feb-200808:46Not Applicable
Sqlce30.repl.wce4.armv4i.cabNot Applicable765,64201-Feb-200808:46Not Applicable
Sqlce30.wce4.armv4i.cabNot Applicable1,636,89401-Feb-200808:46Not Applicable
Hotfix for a Windows CE 5.0-based operating system on ARMV4i-based Pocket PC devices
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sqlce30.dev.enu.ppc.wce5.armv4i.cabNot Applicable110,52601-Feb-200808:46Not Applicable
Sqlce30.ppc.wce5.armv4i.cabNot Applicable692,80201-Feb-200808:46Not Applicable
Sqlce30.repl.ppc.wce5.armv4i.cabNot Applicable315,65101-Feb-200808:46Not Applicable
Hotfix for a Windows CE 5.0-based operating system on ARMV4i-based devices
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sqlce30.dev.enu.wce5.armv4i.cabNot Applicable337,48201-Feb-200808:46Not Applicable
Sqlce30.repl.wce5.armv4i.cabNot Applicable766,15401-Feb-200808:46Not Applicable
Sqlce30.wce5.armv4i.cabNot Applicable1,636,89401-Feb-200808:46Not Applicable
Hotfix for a Windows CE 5.0-based operating system on ARMV4i-based Smartphone devices
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sqlce30.dev.enu.phone.wce5.armv4i.cabNot Applicable57,24001-Feb-200808:46Not Applicable
Sqlce30.phone.wce5.armv4i.cabNot Applicable692,80201-Feb-200808:46Not Applicable
Sqlce30.repl.phone.wce5.armv4i.cabNot Applicable315,65101-Feb-200808:46Not Applicable
Hotfix for SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition on the x86 platform
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sqlceca30.dll3.0.5300.3296,51210-Jan-200821:36x86
Sqlcecompact30.dll3.0.5300.362,52810-Jan-200821:36x86
Sqlceer30en.dll3.0.5300.3138,83210-Jan-200821:40x86
Sqlceme30.dll3.0.5300.353,82410-Jan-200821:36x86
Sqlceoledb30.dll3.0.5300.3142,40010-Jan-200821:36x86
Sqlceqp30.dll3.0.5300.3535,10410-Jan-200821:36x86
Sqlcese30.dll3.0.5300.3293,95210-Jan-200821:36x86
System.data.sqlserverce.dll3.0.5300.3238,67210-Jan-200820:10x86

SQL Server Compact 3.5

Hotfix information

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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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.
Prerequisites
No prerequisites are required.
Restart information
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Registry information
You do not have to change the registry.
Hotfix file information
This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.

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.

Hotfix for a Windows CE 5.0-based operating system on ARMV4i-based Pocket PC devices
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sqlce.dev.enu.ppc.wce5.armv4i.cabNot Applicable113,05806-Mar-200810:58Not Applicable
Sqlce.ppc.wce5.armv4i.cabNot Applicable732,43006-Mar-200810:59Not Applicable
Sqlce.repl.ppc.wce5.armv4i.cabNot Applicable324,45206-Mar-200811:00Not Applicable
Hotfix for a Windows CE 5.0-based operating system on ARMV4i-based devices
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sqlce.dev.enu.wce5.armv4i.cabNot Applicable349,48806-Mar-200810:58Not Applicable
Sqlce.repl.wce5.armv4i.cabNot Applicable781,53706-Mar-200811:00Not Applicable
Sqlce.wce5.armv4i.cabNot Applicable1,739,57606-Mar-200810:59Not Applicable
Hotfix for a Windows CE 5.0-based operating system on ARMV4i-based Smartphone devices
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sqlce.dev.enu.phone.wce5.armv4i.cabNot Applicable57,98006-Mar-200810:58Not Applicable
Sqlce.phone.wce5.armv4i.cabNot Applicable732,43006-Mar-200810:59Not Applicable
Sqlce.repl.phone.wce5.armv4i.cabNot Applicable324,45206-Mar-200811:00Not Applicable
Hotfix for SQL Server Compact 3.5 on the x86 platform
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sqlceca35.dll3.5.5386.1299,07208-Feb-200817:00x86
Sqlcecompact35.dll3.5.5386.164,06408-Feb-200817:00x86
Sqlceer35en.dll3.5.5386.1142,92808-Feb-200817:04x86
Sqlceme35.dll3.5.5386.155,87208-Feb-200817:00x86
Sqlceoledb35.dll3.5.5386.1143,42408-Feb-200817:00x86
Sqlceqp35.dll3.5.5386.1567,36008-Feb-200817:00x86
Sqlcese35.dll3.5.5386.1312,38408-Feb-200817:00x86
System.data.sqlserverce.dll3.5.5386.1263,24808-Feb-200815:50x86
Microsoft.synchronization.data.dll1.0.0.0111,98414-Aug-200714:41x86
Microsoft.synchronization.data.server.dll1.0.0.099,69614-Aug-200714:41x86
Microsoft.synchronization.data.sqlserverce.dll3.5.5386.191,21608-Feb-200815:49x86

Installation instructions

To install this hotfix, follow these steps:
  1. On the computer, use Add or Remove Programs to uninstall SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition or SQL Server Compact 3.5.
  2. On the device, use Remove Programs to uninstall SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition or SQL Server Compact 3.5.
  3. On the computer, install the appropriate hotfix for the x86 platform.
  4. On the device, install the appropriate .cab files that you extract from the hotfix package.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Divide By Zero; SQLCE
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Article ID: 947002 - Last Review: 03/24/2008 17:18:54 - Revision: 1.3

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition, Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5

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