Troubleshooting and Common Errors

Installing ASP Poll should be relative straight forward, but due to a wide variations of web servers and configurations problems may occur.


ASP Scripts won't run! - most common problem
This seems to be the most common problem that people have.

ASP need's to be run through a web server, hence the name Active Server Pages, no Server, no Active Pages.

If you are finding that you can't get an ASP script to run on your web space provided by your web space provider then check with them that they fully support ASP.

The page cannot be displayed. HTTP 500 - Internal server error
This is a very general error. Many people often say, after I install asppoll I get a page can not be found error, 99.99% of the time this is actually incorrect, if you look closer at the error message it will be a 500 Internal server error.

If you receive this error when trying to run an ASP script with no error message or line number then you need to turn off Friendly HTTP Error Massages in Internet Explorer so you can get details on what is coursing the error.

Cannot update. Database or object is read-only.
Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80004005'
[Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver] Cannot update. Database or object is read-only.
This is the most common error when working with access databases. This error usually happens when you try to insert data into or update data in an Access database. It means that you don't have sufficient permissions to write to the database.


Contact your web space provider and ask them how to sort the problem out. You may need to use a special folder or they may have to setup a system DSN for you or change the permissions on the directory containing the database.

Operation must use an updateable query
Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80004005'
[Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver] Operation must use an updateable query.
This error usually happens when you try to insert data into or update data in an Access database. It means that you don't have sufficient permissions to write to the database.

Contact your web space provider and ask them how to sort the problem out. You may need to use a special folder or they may have to setup a system DSN for you or change the permissions on the directory containing the database.