MS Access 2003: Error in loading DLL

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I Installed Microsoft Access 2003 alone on Windows 7, and it does not give me any errors.

I created a new table and a field name with a Data Type of "Text".

On the field properties under the "Input Mask", when I try to launch the wizard it gives me an error.

Refer to the image below.


Input Mask Wizard

Error in loading DLL

This error also appears when I try to create a cross tab query. I noticed that every time you launch a certain wizard "Simple Query Wizard", "Cross tab Wizard" etc., this error appears.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #126284

MS Access 2003: Error in loading DLL


To fix this issue, you can use one of these methods:

Method 1: Open the command prompt and Register these two DLL's, Dao360.dll and the Msado15.dll

In order for you to register this DLL file, you have to use the regsvr32.exe, on the command prompt follow these instructions:

On Start menu, click Run and type CMD, or type CMD on the search field when using Windows 7 or Vista. Type the following command lines:

1. Regsvr32.exe "Dao360.dll_Path"
2. Regsvr32.exe "Msado15.dll_Path"

The < Dao360.dll_Path > this is the absolute path of the required Dao360.dll file to be registered.

The < Msado15.dll_Path > this is the absolute path of the required Msado15.dll file to be registered.

The below example is the actual command line that you will type. Include the quote and unquote mark.

1. Regsvr32.exe "C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedDAODao360.dll"
2. Regsvr32.exe "C:Program FilesCommon FilessystemadoMsado15.dll"

You will see a message that "DllRegisterServer in C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedDAODao360.dll succeeded" or "DllRegisterServer in C:Program FilesCommon FilessystemadoMsado15.dll succeeded" when the Dao360.dll/Msado15.dll successfully registered.

Method 2: Download and install the latest MDAC from Microsoft web site. You can download it.

Answered By 0 points N/A #126286

MS Access 2003: Error in loading DLL


Just have this key in your registry:



  • Place this key to a notepad.
  • Just copy-paste it.
  • Then save it on your desktop naming win32key.reg.
  • Double click it and it will enter in your registry.

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