This is just an FYI for anyone who might encounter this problem (as I
just did)... =-)

::: SYMPTOM :::
In Excel, while trying to create a query into an Access database the
following error occurred:

MSQRY32.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You
will need to restart the program.

::: CAUSE :::
The Access database contains 'unfavorable' characters in the filename
(e.g. "MyAccessDatabase v1.0 (15-Mar-05).mdb" -- it doesn't like the
"." and is probably better off without the "(")

Rename the database to use a 'safe' file name (no spaces, or characters
that might confuse the system).