MS Office Professional Edition 2003 ODBC Error 1919 When Installing on Windows 8 OS Laptop


  • Hello, I just purchased a laptop with Windows 8 OS and have tried to install Microsoft office Professional Edition 2003, but keep having an error that says, "error 1919, Error configuring ODBC data source: Visual FoxPro Database: error ODBC 6: Component not found in the registry. Verify that the Visual FoxPro Database exists and that you can access it."

    Can someone help me to resolve this issue?

    Larry Baker

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 10:25 PM

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  • For posterity, since this is a top hit:

    this is a known issue, and Microsoft tells you how to solve it here:

    The short answer is that you can install MDAC 2.8 to get around it.

    Friday, September 20, 2013 5:42 AM
  • to fix this error,,,run your PC as administrator...then do as follows

    Got to the Start button then select All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then click System Restore.

    In the new coming window, select “Restore my computer to an earlier time” option and then click “Next”.

    Select the most recent system restore point from the “On this list, click a restore point” list, and click Next.

    Again click “Next” on the confirmation window.

    Restarts the computer when the restoration is finished.

    If the above solution does not help you then opt for a third party repairing tool such a MS Access Repair Tool…follow the link get this product and solve your queries.

    Thursday, August 20, 2015 12:44 PM
  • KB818954

    It is not clear in this article that these answers are for windows 8.1.   I can't find any information that addresses the problem specifically for 8.1  Windows 10 migration didn't have this problem.

    Thanks Just The Same;

    Ernest Stanley

    • Edited by Earnesto Tuesday, September 08, 2015 11:54 PM
    Tuesday, September 08, 2015 11:48 PM