I am getting some strange behaviour, I load the page first time and when I click on a menu item I get this error, If I wait for a while I can reload the page. This is a side frame inc. that opens the data base and "paints" the left side frame with images and their menu items.<BR>Checked technet and can find no real clue to this behaviour.. Says in essence that the odbc driver cannot get at the data. But it did the first time -- it just doesnt seem to like being asked again to quickly to open the database again...<BR><BR>any ideas?<BR>Provider error<BR>&#039 80004005&#039 <BR><BR>Unspecified error <BR><BR>/bill/ASP.inc, line 6 <BR>open is what it blows up on<BR>Set conn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")<BR>Strconn = "DRIVER={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)}; DBQ=" & Server.MapPath("Database/menu.mdb")<BR>Conn.Open Strconn