Database corruption, a term that can take away sleeps of almost all database users. Corruption of Access database can have serious effects on your business, even running into its complete shutdown. Few common situations where the database corruption occurs are power outage, application malfunctioning, virus infection, file system damage, operating system corruption, and network failure. In most cases of database corruption, you receive an error message that halts the mounting of Access database and makes the database records inaccessible. A valid database backup allows the users to overcome the hazards created by the error message. While most of the database maintain a backup, those who forget to do so, can use an Access Database Recovery
tool to repair their corrupt database.
Consider a practical case, where you are working on your MS Access database and due to power outage, the system turns off. However, when you attempt to mount your database after the starting the system, you receive the below error message:
“Unexpected data corruption failure”
After the above error message appears, the Access database becomes unmountable and the records saved in it become inaccessible.
The fundamental reason for the occurrence of the above error message is corruption of your database due improper system shutdown.
To repair the Access database, you will need to use an inbuilt repair tool named 'Compact and Repair'. To orderly compact and repair, follow the below steps:
1.Choose 'Tools' option from the 'Toolbar' menu.
2.Next, choose 'Compact and Repair Database' option. You can find this option under 'Database Utilities' list.
3.Click 'Database to Compact From'.
4.Next, click 'Compact' to initiate the database repair process.
5.Click 'Save' after assigning a name and location to the repaired database.
Above steps repair your database and restore it on your preferred destination. However, if the above steps fail to perform a comprehensive repair and you still receive the above error message, then you will need to search for advanced Access Recovery
tool. Such non-destructive tools repair the database by employing effective scanning methods. Access Repair using these tools does not require any technical knowledge.
Access Recovery Software scans, repairs, and restores Access database files after all logical corruption cases. The Access Database Repair software repairs Access 2007, 2003, XP (2002), and 2000. It is designed for Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2000 operating systems.