Microsoft Money Error Reporting has stopped working RRS feed

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  • I am trying to open my Microsoft Money 2006 program and it is just giving me an error message that says "Microsoft Money Error Reporting has stopped working"  "A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.  Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."  My most recent back-up is from a few months ago and so I'd prefer to not have to reenter all of the transactions since then if I don't have to.  Any other solutions?  I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium.  Thanks.
    Thursday, September 6, 2012 2:34 AM

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  • Try to make a repaired version of your file with File->RepairMoneyFile->StandardFileRepair level 2.

    I am sure you have already decided to review your backup policy. In the process, consider what a hard drive crash would do to you. By default Money 2006 keeps its most recent 4 upon-exit backups. That number can be changed. Similarly, you can set Money to keep some number of its most recent scheduled backups. I like to do that one to a flash drive.

    Thursday, September 6, 2012 3:45 AM
  • Any suggestions on where can I locate those most recent upon-exit backups.  The most recent one I saved was in my My Documents folder, is there another place I should look for them?

    Friday, September 7, 2012 2:36 AM
  • Search your computer for *.mny files.

    1. What happened as a result of your file repair try?

    2. Does your file crash as soon as you get into the file, or are you able to do something before things crash?

    If it crashes right away, try this:

    I suggest you open any file you can, such as Sample.mny.
    There is a copy of that in your Money install folder. Copy that file to your
    Documents folder, and right-click that copy in Windows explorer. Choose Open.
    Go to Tools->Settings->ProgramSettings and set the
    Close Money.

    Then open the problem file once or twice. Do you get in without crashing initially?

    Friday, September 7, 2012 4:09 AM
  • It does crash as soon as I open the program.  I was able to get in by opening an LRD File with the same name, this allowed me to run the Level 2 Repair.  When I did this it gave me the following error message after I click begin repair, "The utility could not repair your file.  Repair a different version of your file, restore a backup file, or re-install Money.  You should also make sure your file is not saved as read-only. (0x899a1462)"  It isn't saved as read only.

    I tried the other suggestion and it still crashed initially upon launching Microsoft Money.

    Any other suggestions?

    Saturday, September 8, 2012 2:20 AM
  • I tried the other suggestion and it still crashed initially upon launching Microsoft Money.

    Any other suggestions?

    I would like to think that you are saying that when you double-clicked Sample.mny, it launched Money, but Money crashed immediately. That would be very good, because it means that your Money installation is the problem, and that you just need to reinstall Money.

    I fear that you meant that it opened Sample.mny fine, you made the setting change, but you were not later able to open your real file successfully. If that is the case, search your entire computer for *.mbf files. I like Agent Ransack as a search program, because it is less sophisticated, but more subordinate, than the Windows search. ;-)

    That backup file "from a few months ago " is sounding awfully good. Make an extra copy of that; I think it is critical to your getting going. The sooner you use that to restore your file, the easier it is going to be. Various financial institution's data goes back a limitied amount of time. So the sooner you get going, the more you will be able to download, minimizing hand entry or the need for compensating transactions to make up for a period of missing information.

    Saturday, September 8, 2012 2:54 AM
  • Looks like I'll be using that old file and "rebuilding" the last few months.  I will definately be more diligent in backing up my money file in the future.  Thanks for the suggestions, I really appreciate it.
    Saturday, September 8, 2012 3:32 AM