Data Frame Issue: No Spatial Reference

Discussion created by micahva on Aug 25, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 27, 2012 by micahva

I am working with several layers in ArcMap 10 that were exported into shapefiles from Transcad that had to be projected and given a coordinate system. Every layer now lines up properly but I cannot use the ruler or import a basemap because the data frame still lacks a spatial reference. When I look at the properties for each layer in the table of contents, they all have the same projection, GCS, and linear units:

Projected Coordinate System: NAD_1983_Texas_Statewide_Mapping_System
Projection: Lambert_Conformal_Conic
False_Easting: 1000000.00000000
False_Northing: 1000000.00000000
Central_Meridian: -100.00000000
Standard_Parallel_1: 27.41666667
Standard_Parallel_2: 34.91666667
Latitude_Of_Origin: 31.16666667
Linear Unit:  Meter

Geographic Coordinate System: GCS_North_American_1983
Datum:  D_North_American_1983
Prime Meridian:  Greenwich
Angular Unit:  Degree

I have tried reprojecting these layers but this has not resolved the problem. Anybody know what I can do to fix this?