Error opening database message ("not allowed to change the ConnectionString property")

When opening TurboLaw (or attempting to configure TurboLaw for use on a network), you receive an error message which states that there was a problem opening the database. The message will mention:

Not allowed to change the 'ConnectionString' property. The connection's current state is open.


TurboLaw will then open, but no data will be displayed (you will not see the navigator or any of your cases, for example).

This problem is caused by an underlying problem with the Microsoft .NET Framework, on which TurboLaw is built.

To resolve this problem, the .NET Framework must be repaired. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click your Start menu
  2. Click on Control Panel
  3. Click on Uninstall a program (or Add/Remove Programs in Windows XP)
  4. Scroll through the list until you find the entry for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and click on this item
    • You may have several versions of the .NET Framework installed; if you do not see the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, simply select the newer version that you have (e.g., Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5)
  5. Click on the Change button
  6. Choose Repair and then click Next
    (If the Repair option does not appear, and you have entries in your Add/Remove programs list for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 and/or Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, select one of these entries instead and click Change or Change/Remove, and then choose Repair and click Next)
  7. When the repair is complete, click Finish.

Once you have repaired the .NET Framework, you should be able to open TurboLaw without receiving this error.

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