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PERFORMING STARTUP SYSTEM CHECKS

When you're creating applications in the real world, it's important to make them the most robust systems possible. To do so, you must start when the application is first loading.

It's highly recommended that you perform startup checking at various levels, especially regarding the back-end database and the connections into it. Many problems can occur for which you can provide a way to resolve automatically or at least have the system back users out gracefully. Some problems that can occur, and for which no simple programming solution exists, happen when Windows causes an application error or when the front-end database is corrupt.

If Windows causes an application error (commonly referred to as a General Protection ...

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