Why do I get a message saying Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC driver’s error 80004005?

Question

two questions;

I have IE6. When trying to get into website( clubfreetime). I get an error message file not found http error 404. When I use a netscape browser,then ask Jeeves as a search engine I can get into it. then when I put my password and userid in I get a message that Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC drivers error 80004005. Unable to open registry key 'temporary (volatile) Jet DSN for process Ox 734 Thread Ox 140 DBC Ox 94502ac. Jet. The process, thread and DBC keeps changing.

Finally /connstring/connstringusers.asp. line5

This is the only website on which this happens. It is not a problem with clubfreetime since I can get them on a Netscape browser. I have tried the MS help but thte info on404 doesn't help. I have deleted clubfreetime from the registry (it was a favorite). I assume it is a problem with the registry, but I don't know how to change values or even what the numbers mean. I have used System Restore but no luck.

Is there anything else left except to uninstall and then reinstall IE 6. This is a pain and I would rather not do it.

Thanks

Ed Ritvo

Answer

This question was answered on October 25, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

When you use an Internet Information Server (IIS) ASP page to access a database, the connection may fail In order for the ODBC drivers to function properly, the Web user accounts must have full control of this registry key

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.

To assign full-control permissions to the Everyone group, follow these steps:

1.Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).

2.Locate the following key in the registry: Hkey_Local_Machine\Software\ODBC

3.On the Security menu, select Permissions.

4.Select Replace Permission on Existing Subkeys and set the permissions for the everyone group to full control.

5.Quit Registry Editor

If the above doesn’t work then you’ll have to reinstall IE6 Good Luck!

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Posted by julie of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 25, 2004