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Microsoft KB Archive/174517

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Article ID: 174517

Article Last Modified on 8/12/2005


  • Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q174517


If you have installed Office 97, then Visual Basic 5.0, then the Office 97 Service Release (SR-1) Patch file, the latest DLLs for Jet are not installed correctly on your machine.

NOTE: This problem does not occur if you reinstall Office 97 SR-1 from the installation CD-ROM; the problem occurs only if you install the SR-1 Patch file.


The version of Microsoft Jet installed with Visual Basic 5.0 is not the same as that which shipped with Microsoft Access 97. The Office 97 SR-1 Patch file does not detect this; and therefore, does not replace files that are newer than Office 97, but older than what is provided with Office 97 SR-1.


There are two ways to avoid this problem:

  • Obtain the Office 97 SR-1 Patch on CD-ROM rather than the downloadable SR-1 Patch file. The CD is available via MSDN Universal Subscription.


  • Install Jet 3.51, which updates and replaces files installed by either Visual Basic 5.0 or Office 97 SR-1.


This behavior is by design.


Jet 3.51 actually offers newer versions of the Jet engine than Office 97 SR- 1. Installing Jet 3.51 provides you with the latest version of the Jet engine, and nullifies the problem described above. In addition, you can use the version information listed in the following table to confirm which version of Jet you have installed on your machine.

   File Name     Office 97     VB 5.0        Office 97 SR-1   Jet 3.51
   MSJET35.DLL   3.50.3428.0   3.50.3602.4   3.50.3907.5      3.51.0623.4
   MSJINT35.DLL  3.50.3428.0   3.50.3602.5   3.50.3907.0
   MSJTER35.DLL  3.50.3428.0   3.50.3602.0   3.50.3907.0
   MSREPL35.DLL  3.50.3428.0   3.50.3602.0   3.50.3907.0      3.51.0623.0


More information about Office 97 SR-1 can be found at:

More information about Jet 3.51 can be found at:

The file name is Jet35upd.exe.

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

174309 : ACC97: MS Office 97 SR-1 Patch Fails to Patch MS Jet Files

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