I have a business-specific program - ROWriter - I use at my car
repair shop. It uses a Microsoft Access database and Crystal
Reports. I called support due to a lot of episodes of the program not
responding at one particular workstation and crashes with error
messages about file locking. The tech logged in and expressed horror
that the PC had been running for 6 days! I think this is a lame
excuse on their part It seems to me that with solid software and
barring the CPU fan sucking too much dust, and updates, the PC should
run happily for 6 months.
I haven't yet made a correlation between frequent reboots and less
Overall, the network is pretty stable (although see my other post re'
occasional startup problems on a different workstation) and other
programs don't crash. The network is all ethernet -- no wireless..
The recently troublesome workstation does NOT host the MDB. data file.