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Error: Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition initialization error 80040154. ArcPad will operate with some functionality disabled

Error Message

After installing ArcPad on a mobile device, the following error occurs on startup of the software:

"Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition initialization error 80040154. ArcPad will operate with some functionality disabled."

Cause

This error typically means there is a problem with the installation process for SQL Server Compact for Windows Mobile through the ArcPad Deployment Manager.

Solution or Workaround

To resolve this issue, reinstall SQL Server Compact on the mobile device from the Deployment Manager.

  1. Navigate to Start > Programs > ArcGIS > ArcPad<version number>.
  2. Click on Deployment Manager.
  3. Expand the Install SQL Server Compact for Windows Mobile option and select Install SQL Server Compact for Windows Mobile.
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  4. Click Deploy.