There was an error opening the database

Published: 2007-12-05


Last Updated: 2010-07-26

Applies To


When attempting to view a Guard1 Plus SE Archive using File > Open Archive you receive the following error:



Followed by The Archive is not valid.


The errors may be preceded by Bad data.


Click here if you have Guard1 Plus version 2.0x and are receiving this error.






  1. Run the G1Cfg 201 "Delete Data Source" command to delete the affected Archive data source.
  2. Run the G1Cfg 200 "Create Data Source" to recreate the Archive data source with the correct SQL Login/Password.
  3. Verify that you can open the Archive database using File > Open Archive.


If the error recurs, verify that the Archive database has not been deleted or renamed. If the database is present, there may be a problem with the database - contact Technical Support.















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