Fix Access Database Errors: 'Database needs to be repaired'?
About database corruption
Database get corrupts when any error found in its binary file format. This makes your database of no use or random error starts flashing by it. Access MDB database corruption is a common error but it effects may proof disaster for you if it is not fixed within time. Access is self able to fix small corruption issues which come through regular use of reading/writing table data.
Reasons behind Database Corruption
There are number of issues that can lead to database corruption. The most common are;
1. Hardware failures
Database integrity is very much affected if any problem occurs regarding Networking equipment and Hard drives. So check regularly for all the networking equipment and hard drives.
2. Software conflicts
If you are adding any other plug-ins for your installed access database and using it through your database then your database may be at risk if this new plug-ins is not correctly designed.
3. Multi-user access
When there is need to share same file to multiple user then these access database engine uses a Lock file (.ldb) in order to synchronies database read/writes. Locking improves file I/O performance but increases the risk of database corruption in a multi-user environment. Most of the time network problems leave the database in a difficult situation but don't cause corruption, it depends how the user is dealing with such problem.
4. Access and Jet Bugs
At some point access also responsible for some reason of corruption such as bug in their software most probably, the 'Name Auto-Correct' feature of Access is the most well known bug that is responsible for all sorts of problems and this increase for database corruption. So don’t forget to disable this feature when starting with new database.
5. Inefficient Database Design
Database may also corrupt if there is any error technical issue with it. When multi user access to database files on network environment the whole burden is on any network protocol and thus this increases the risk of corruption detrimentally.
Try to sort out these problems before it get worse.
Identifying Database Corruption
Access database extensibility and flexibility format sometime create problem to determine whether your Access database is corrupt or not. There is no fixed way to find error occurred in your database because the reasons are several others than by investigating the binary structure of the file. By following these steps you can easily get an idea about your corruption problem.
Check for your error message against this list of common Corruption error messages:
How to fix Error Message and a Corrupt Access Database?
If these message continuously flash on your system screen while dealing with your corrupted database and you are unable to sort it out even after applying manual methods. To overcome from such situation you need a third party help that is professional Access Database Recovery Software. This software is perfect tool to fix all problem related to your database by using most safe and best repair mechanisms.
This software is enough to repair any sort of corruptions in your database objects such as Deleted Records, Tables, Macros, Forms, Linked Tables, Modules, Indexes, etc. With the help of this tool you can easily recover the corrupt or damage database with an ease.
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