Sunday, August 2, 2009

Causes, Effects, and Resolutions for MS Access Database Corruption

MS Access database is a RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) that saves data in the format based on Access Jet Database Engine. The database comprises of various components, such as, tables, forms, queries, reports, and more. Being a technical component, the application is highly prone to corruption due to various reasons. In most cases of database corruption, you encounter an error message. To overcome these corruption scenarios, you will need to use advanced access database repair application that can completely repair your corrupted Access database.


Few main causes for the occurrence of the Access database corruption are discussed below:

Hardware Failures caused due to hard drive crash, heat, water, natural disasters, and more.
Software Corruption caused operating system corruption, improper system shutdown, file system corruption, application malfunctioning, and more.
Jet Software Conflicts caused due to concurrent sharing of Access database by two or more users.
Software Bugs or Virus Attacks


In most cases, the effect of MS Access database corruption can be disastrous that can result in complete shutdown of the organization. Few common hazards that you might encounter after you MS Access database has been corrupted are discussed below:

Complete inaccessibility of database
Partial accessibility of data stored in database
Display of corrupt records
Error and Warning messages


To overcome hazards created after MS Access database corruption, you will need to use the below measures:

Backup the corrupted files
Restore database from an updated backup
Use Compact and Repair utility to repair the corrupted database
mport data to a new Access database

However, if all the above resolutions fail to resolve your problem, then the best option left is to use an advanced Access Database Repair application. These access repair applications employ high end scanning methods to scan and repair the corrupted Access database files. Built with interactive user interface and incorporated with advanced features, these tools are self-explanatory and do not require any former data recovery experience. These repair tools also provide absolute recovery of Access database files (.accdb and .mdb).

Stellar Phoenix Access Recovery is the most powerful Access Repair tool which can restore and Repair Access database components such as tables, queries, forms, reports, macros and modules. The non destructive repair tool is compatible with Microsoft Access 2007, 2003, XP (2002) and 2000. The tool is designed for Windows Vista, XP, 2003, 2000 and NT operating systems.

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