Problems loading data into ArcMap 10.0

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07-14-2014 10:11 AM
MelvinShuster
New Contributor III

Hello:

 

A couple of days ago I started having problems loading data into my ArcMap program. I now get the error message: "Failed to connect to database, An underlying database error occurred, class not registered." I believe that this started happening when I allowed Microsoft to make an update to my windows software.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Mel

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StevenGriffith
New Contributor III

This is a connection issue between ArcMap and your database. Make sure your database name / userid / password / etc. in your connection are correct. Talk to your DBA (if this is not a file geodatabase), especially if "nothing has changed".

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Leandro-Zamudio
Occasional Contributor

What are you trying to connect or load into arcmap?

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MelvinShuster
New Contributor III

Leandro:

Thanks for your interest in my problem. I found that if I resaved my excel file in an earlier version that it loaded fine into ArcMap.

Best,

Mel

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DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor

Other solutions can be found by searching on your error which may fix that problem, for example see

https://community.esri.com/message/273006?sr=search&searchId=4bccb531-edc0-4a32-a430-e9f70138c0b1&se...

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NidhinKarthikeyan
Regular Contributor II
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