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ChrisW

I have just had to carry out a complete reinstall of my Vista 64 OS
following a crash. With Money 2005 reinstalled I am now getting the
above error message every time I enter a transaction and then exit
Money. The money file seems to save OK but the Money executable is
left running and has to be killed in Task Manager.

I have used various utilities (including Ultrasoft Money Diagnostic)
to make sure that my Money file is clean but the error is still
happening. I have run out of ideas and would welcome any suggestions.
 
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Cal Learner

I have just had to carry out a complete reinstall of my Vista 64 OS
following a crash. With Money 2005 reinstalled I am now getting the
above error message every time I enter a transaction and then exit
Money. The money file seems to save OK but the Money executable is
left running and has to be killed in Task Manager.

I have used various utilities (including Ultrasoft Money Diagnostic)
to make sure that my Money file is clean but the error is still
happening. I have run out of ideas and would welcome any suggestions.

Install Money 2005 by right-clicking Setup.exe from your CD and
choosing RunAsAdministrator.


Find the sample.mny file in your install folder. That may be
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money 2005". Copy sample.mny file to
your Documents folder in Vista. Right-click the Money start icon
and select RunAsAdministrator. Click File->Open and browse to that
sample.mny file. Money 2005 will do an update. Close Money.
Reboot the computer. Then open Money and check that Help->About...
says you then have version 14.0.*.1105.

Make sure your .mny and .mbf files are in your Documents folder.
Then you should be able to File->Open or Restore your existing
files.
 
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ChrisW

Install Money 2005 by right-clicking Setup.exe from your CD and
choosing RunAsAdministrator.


Find the sample.mny file in your install folder. That may be
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money 2005". Copy sample.mny file to
your Documents folder in Vista. Right-click the Money start icon
and select RunAsAdministrator. Click File->Open and browse to that
sample.mny file. Money 2005 will do an update. Close Money.
Reboot the computer. Then open Money and check that Help->About...
says you then have version 14.0.*.1105.

Make sure your .mny and .mbf files are in your Documents folder.
Then you should be able to File->Open or Restore your existing
files.
Thanks but I had already re-installed Money and gone through the
routine of opening the sample file and letting Money update. The
version was correct. The existing file does everything one would
expect except close Money properly. Even though it gives an error
message it still actually posts the transactions correcty.

I have now gone back to a backup a week old and reposted all the
transactions. The error has now gone away but I would still love to
know what caused it and would have liked to have avoided all the
rework.
 
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Cal Learner

I have now gone back to a backup a week old and reposted all the
transactions. The error has now gone away but I would still love to
know what caused it and would have liked to have avoided all the
rework.
Congratulate your self that you had that week-old backup. You might
take the opportunity to review your backup policies, and maybe you
will inspire others.
 
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ChrisW

Congratulate your self that you had that week-old backup. You might
take the opportunity to review your backup policies, and maybe you
will inspire others.
I am happy to do so as this is the first time that I have been really
grateful for being obsessive about backups. I have always wondered
about Money in that if you manage to corrupt a file and then close
Money it promptly overwrites your backup file with the new corrupt
version!

I have 4 hard drives on my PC. Two sets of matched pairs in RAID 1
configuration (mirrored). All OS, programmes etc. go on the first set
and all data on the second. Additionally I then use MS Synctoy to
backup data to an external eSata HD. This I do manually before I
carry out any critical system changes as well as weekly (prompted by
reminder in Outlook calendar). It takes just seconds but has saved me
from my own stupidity on a number of occasions. The week old
uncorrupted Money file was on the eSata HDD. It only took a few
minutes to re- enter the transactions. (I copied all the transactions
on all the accounts since the backup file date into a Word document
using the excellent Vista snipping tool).
 

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