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FIX: You may receive the "Unspecified error" error message when you try to open an ADO recordset in Data Access Components 2.7 Service Pack 1 or in Data Access Components 2.8

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When you try to open an ADO recordset by using a query to Microsoft SQL Server 2000 in SQL Server OLE DB provider, you may receive the following error message:
"Unspecified Error"(0x80004005)

This problem occurs after you install Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or MDAC 2.8.

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More information

The queries that you run on SQL Server 2000 to return the recordset determine whether you receive this error message. These queries include (but are not limited to) when you FETCH FROM certain kinds of cursors.

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A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. The English version of this has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.

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Keywords: KB811704, kbbug, kbfix, kbqfe, kbqfe, kbhotfixserver, kbautohotfix

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Article Info
Article ID : 811704
Revision : 9
Created on : 11/15/2007
Published on : 11/15/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 478