Microsoft Access database engine


  • gINT 10.1+ doesn't get past the splash screen, or an error shows before the splash screen
  • gINT Civil Tools can't connect to a gINT Access Project database (*.gpj).


gINT 10.1+ needs Microsoft Access database engine 32 bit 2010

gINT Civil Tools needs Microsoft Access database engine 64 bit 2016


Office and windows updates cause these components to become unusable, most commonly the 32 bit 2010 component.

You have 64 bit Office installed and "Microsoft Access database engine 2016 (English)" (64 bit) is not installed with gINT Civil Tools,


If the issue is with gINT, then you only need to apply changes to "Microsoft Access database engine 2010 (English)".

Option 1 - Repair

This is the easier approach and should be attempted first

Steps to resolve:

  1. Right click on Windows start menu, and select Apps and Features
  2. Search for "Microsoft Access database engine 2010 (English)", select it, and press Modify
  3. A form will display, select "Reinstall or Repair..." and press Next
  4. Select Reinstall, and press Install

Option 2 - Reinstall

If the problem is "Microsoft Access database engine 2016 (English)" (64 bit) is not installed, you can do steps 2.b., 3, 4, 5 ,and 7 only. 

Steps to resolve:

  1. Uninstall all existing listings for "Microsoft Access database engine XXXX (English)" in your PC's Apps and features
  2. Download:
  3. Save these in C:\Temp
  4. In windows start type cmd, and right click on Command prompt and select Run as administrator
  5. At command prompt type: cd C:\Temp , then press Enter
  6. At command prompt type: AccessDatabaseEngine-2010.exe /passive , then press Enter
  7. At command prompt type: AccessDatabaseEngine_X64-2016.exe /quiet, then press Enter