BUG: MDAC 1.5c Installation Causes Access 7.0 Setup Failure

ID: Q185911

The information in this article applies to:


When running the setup for Office 95 or Microsoft Access 7.0, a dialog box titled "Error while configuring ODBC drivers!" appears that contains the following error:

   ODBC SQLInstallTranslator failed while configuring translator

This error only occurs if the silent install of the MDAC 1.5c installation program is executed first with the following command line:

   mdacfull.exe /Q /C:"setup /Qt"

No error occurs if the Mdacfull.exe program is executed without any arguments.


The silent install of MDAC 1.5c (MDACFULL.EXE /Q /C:"Setup /Qt") places the following text in the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBCINST.INI\MS Code Page Translator" registry:

   Setup = "C:\MSCPXL32.DLL"
   Translator = "C:\MSCPXL32.DLL"

The non-silent install of Mdacfull.exe places the following text in the registry:



To successfully install Office 95 or Microsoft Access 7.0, modify the registry settings. Change the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBCINST.INI\MS Code Page Translator" registry settings to specify the full path to the Mscpxl32.dll file:

   Translator = "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSCPXL32.DLL"


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. We are researching this bug and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


Steps to Reproduce Behavior

The steps below cause the error to occur:

1. Install Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 original version.

2. Install MDAC 1.5c using the following command line:

      MDACFULL.EXE /Q /C:"Setup /Qt"

3. Run the setup for Office 95 or Microsoft Access 7.0.

This error also occurs when using the Mdacrdst.exe. Mdacrdst.exe is a subset of Mdacfull.exe.

Additional query words: kbMDAC kbODBC kbOffice kbDSupport kbdse

Version           : WINDOWS:1.5
Platform          : WINDOWS
Issue type        : kbbug
Solution Type     : kbpending

Last Reviewed: May 20, 1998