Can an Access 2000 database be opened from VB6?

I have a code that uses Access 97 databases. When I upgrade to
Access 2000 the code stops working for any database converted to Access 2000
format- Error "Unrecognized data format". Even newly created Access 2000
databases can not be opened from VB6.
The weird thing is that I can still open any Access 97 database form VB6
after the installation of Access 2000. The SR-1 office patch doesn't help.

Is there any known compatibility issue between VB6 and Access 2000?