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Provider error '80004005'

5:17 pm on Jul 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Iím moving my ancient website from a host to my own windows 2003 server. This website which is ASP and ACESSS based was created in í99 and 2000. I have moved the files, got asp working and setup the DSN.
However, when I access an asp page which has database interaction I get:
Provider error Ď80004005í
Unspecified error
/path/#*$!.asp, line 20

Where line 20 will be some Database access instruction.
The interesting part is that if I wait exactly 1 minute and hit refresh, the page loads perfectly. This is true for all pages. To me this demonstrates that it is not the asp pages at fault, rather its something about the server config. This makes sense since this site is running even now on the hostís machine.

I have searched the internet for this issue and have found others with it, but the solutions always seem to be for issues which occurred prior to Server 2003 / IIS 6.
There is probably some incompatibility of the older asp code and there is likely some simple setting in server 2003 that must be madeÖ.but Iím at a total loss.

This guy had the same problem, but he never received any response

9:13 pm on July 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Have you checked that all your database connections are closed and set to nothing ?
9:43 pm on July 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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This site was created long ago and has remained unchanged for years. I have a vague memory of searching the code way back then, to make sure all the connections were closed. This site is working on my Host's machine, connections closed or not.
11:32 pm on July 20, 2008 (gmt 0)


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I found a few links from IIS/Asp related websites but not sure if they will fix your problem or not.

80004005 Errors FAQ [tutorials.aspfaq.com]

4GuysFromRolla FAQ [aspfaqs.com]