Microsoft KB Archive/246634

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Article ID: 246634

Article Last Modified on 1/25/2007


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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry


After you edit the value of the DisabledExtensions key in the system registry, you see the following error message when you use the Text Import Wizard to import data:

MSACCESS caused and invalid page fault in module MSACCESS.EXE


You have Microsoft Jet 3.5 Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed, and the DisabledExtensions key value is more than 31 characters long.


WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

Shorten the DisabledExtensions registry key value to 31 characters or fewer.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Jet 3.5 Service Pack 3.


If you have the DisabledExtensions key for Jet 3.5, it is at the following location in the registry:



For additional information about the DisabledExtensions key, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

239105 Jet 3.5 Text ISAM Allows Users to Append Lines to System Files

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