Steve, I sometimes had databases refusing to compact because of the temporary file (<filename>.ldb) accidently marked some other engineers to access the ddb. If this is the case in your situation, close P99SE and delete the .ldb file within explorer.
W2k SP2? Basically I agree with you but resignated finally and installed SP4 and the latest security patches. I caught the blaster on my home PC! Regards, Emanuel --- MPL AG www.mpl.ch Emanuel Zimmermann [EMAIL PROTECTED] Manager R&D Phone: +41 56 483'34'34 Taefernstrasse 20 Fax: +41 56 493'30'20 CH-5405 Daettwil --- [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote on 01.10.2003 15:18:08: > I have from time to time encountered a database which hangs Protel upon > attempting to do a compact. I vaguely recall having fixed at least one such > database by turning off the automatic compact on closing, closing > the database, and > then manually compacting that particular database - and then everything was > fine from then on. > > I now have a small database (only a single schematic sheet entered thus far) > which refuses to compact, whether done automatically at closing, or done > manually. There's nothing unusual about the design; it's thus far a single > schematic sheet, B size, and not particularly dense, a few dozen > parts placed and > wired thus far. A few of those parts are newly created in my > personal library, but > there shouldn't be anything I could do in creating a part that should hang > the program. After I work in the schematic for a while, I start > getting access > violations, and eventually have to shut down - but Protel hangs in > the process > of shutting down (because automatic compact is turned on). > > I'll probably have to jump thru some hoops with moving the schematic to a > clean, new database via the clipboard, but I'd sure like to know what is the > trigger that brings this problem to the surface. Running 99SE SP6 > (wish it was > SP7) under W2K SP2. I refuse to load the later "service packs" > because they bring > nothing new to the party except Sweet Old Bill's spyware. Any thoughts? > > Steve Hendrix > * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://www.mail-archive.com/[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *