It happened in our project, a component was defined with the application area. it was created a year back. When i tried to access the application area, i got a message saying 'please select an application area for this component.'Even though the app area for that component was defined.
That was because the versions of both QC And QTP changed. So on paper u can access a component without an app area associated to it [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]