Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tips to resolve “Could not repair this database” Error Message

An early identification of corruption in MS Access database allows you to prevent some serious damages, which might result into permanent inaccessibility of database components. In addition, a serious damage makes your database unmountable and beyond the capabilities of repairing (not even by Compact and Repair). In such situations, if you want to access the records stored in your Access database, then you will need to restore them from an updated backup. However, in case of backup unavailability or backup falling short to restore the required database records, you will need to use a third-party access database repair tool to repair your corrupt database.

Consider a practical example, where your Access database is corrupted and you perform “Compact and Repair” to repair your database. To do so, you follow the below steps:

1.Click 'Tools' option in toolbar menu and select 'Database Utilities'
2.To start repair, select 'Compact and Repair Database' option
3.Select the damaged Access database file in ‘Database to Compact From’.
4.Click 'Compact'.
5.Save the repaired Access database file on old or new location.
6.Click 'Save'.

However, there is a possibility that the while compacting and repairing your Access database, you might receive the below error message:

“Could not repair this database”

The above error message means that the database is severely corrupted and beyond the repairing capabilities of “Compact and Repair”. Few main causes for severe damage of Access database are MS Office malfunction, fatal virus attack, and simultaneous execution of same database records.

A severely corrupted Access database can only be repaired by using advanced Access Database Repair application. Such repair tools are capable enough to repair corrupt databases in all cases, regardless of their degree of corruption. These access repair tools use advanced scanning methods to comprehensively scan and repair your database. With their highly graphical user-interface, these utilities are easily understandable and do not require any prior technical skills.

Access Recovery is a high quality product that repairs Access databases created in Access 2007, 2003, XP (2002), and 2000, damaged due to any logical corruption reason. The product allows you to restore the repaired database file on new or old location. Designed for Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2000, the Access Repair tool repairs all database components like, table, form, query, report, macro, and module.

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