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A5 v4.5 program freeze...don't know why!

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    A5 v4.5 program freeze...don't know why!

    I'm a single-user with build 266 of v.4.5 running and a database of almost 5000 records. I'm running WinME, and I made no new installations between Tuesday and Wednesday.
    On Tuesday the program worked fine. On Wednesday, when I tried to load my entry form, the program froze after painting the top third of the screen with the background color of the form. I lost complete control of A5, and had to use the cont/alt/del to close it out, and restart before I could regain control.
    I loaded a couple of the sample tables I used to learn A5, and they work fine. But I still can't get my regular database to work.
    Any suggestions? I'm going nuts here.

    RE: A5 v4.5 program freeze...don't know why!


    My first check would be to look at the filter properties of your entry form and any oninit events, remove or 'rem them out one by one.



      RE: A5 v4.5 program freeze...don't know why!

      Thanks for the advice, but I'm a newby.
      How can I check for such items?


        RE: A5 v4.5 program freeze...don't know why!

        Here's something else about the problem.
        My browse view doesn't work right, either.
        I can move around normally in the first column of the browse, but if I go to the 2d, 3d, or 4th columns, the program immediately freezes, and needs the cont/alt/del treatment.


          RE: A5 v4.5 program freeze...heap lock failure

          Here's another piece of info, which baffles me...hope it means something to somebody else.
          I was trying to delete the 10 or so records I added to the file on Tuesday before the program started giving me problems, thinking that one or more of those records might be corrupted.
          The program allows me to delete one record. Then if I try to delete a second record, I get the usual confirmation dialogue (Are you sure...?), and aafter I say yes, I get a little error message reading "heap lock failure."
          Anybody know what that error refers to?


            RE: A5 v4.5 program freeze...don't know why!


            If you do not know where the forms properties or onit events are then it follows that you do have not attached any filters or scripts to the form.

            Have you built any field rules into the table that the form is based on. Such as a 'Previous Value lookup'?



              RE: A5 v4.5 program freeze...don't know why!

              If you can, post your db here. Someone might be able to help you.
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                RE: A5 v4.5 program freeze...don't know why!

                Have you compacted the database?

                If not, from the control panel, file/database compact.

                Bill Hanigsberg