Microsoft access cannot start

A solution to the error message "Microsoft access cannot start because there is no license for it on this machine".

I have seen this error arise a few times now. It often occurs after you have installed MS Access. When you try to start access you are presented with the error.

"Microsoft access cannot start because there is no license for it on this machine".

Access then closes.

Strangely enough this problem is caused by a font. To fix the problem follow these instructions.

1) Find the font named Hatten.TTF in your {windows}\fonts folder (usually c:\windows\fonts).
2) Rename the file to Hatten.TTFX
3) Reinstall MS ACCESS
4) Rename the font file back to Hatten.TTF

Access will now start without any problems.

 

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