MDB files are uniquely associated with Microsoft Access 2003 and earlier versions of this database management system. These databases are stored in Access’ own Jet Database Engine where the type of data is also subject to this engine.
The corruption in MDB files is quite common and gives abnormal or random results on executing queries, while queries sometimes fail to result accordingly, mostly in cases of severe corruption in the table(s) accessed.
Causes of Corruption
Although it is quite impossible to list all the factors that cause corruption in MDB files, still we mention some common errors appeared while using MDB files followed by common causes of MDB file corruption.
Computer viruses and malware are amongst major causes of files/folder and databases corruption. In such cases, infected data files get some or entire information lost or overwritten by garbage values. As a result, each data retrieval query executed gives random results. In cases of severe corruption, the corresponding DMBS fails to read the particular MDB file(s).
Power Failure/Unexpected System Shutdown
In order to run and process data properly keeping database objects intact, the computer must get proper power supply. Unexpected system shutdown or power failure might cause corruption in data files opened or being processed at that time. Consequently, there might be massive data loss or even the system boot failure.
Improper Exit/Abort of the Application
While the Access database is open or some application is using the MDB file containing the entire database of the project, closing the application all of a sudden or shutting down the PC without closing the application properly might result in database corruption. In fact, such scenarios do come into view very often.
The corrupt databases fail to respond in a manner you expect them to do, which actually is the normal and ideal way a database should respond to each query executed. Consequently, the application using the corresponding data also fails to function in intended way. Some common error messages flashed in such cases are mentioned below:
Apart from the aforementioned error messages, there must be a lot of other errors flashing while reading the corrupt Access databases. In order to get the concerned access database back to its original state, you need to repair mdb file.
Repairing MDB Databases
In order to repair MDB file keeping its objects intact, Stellar Phoenix Access Database Repair is an efficient and reliable tool. This Access database repair tool got the ability to restore tables, indexes, relations, and all other database objects. The software repairs linked tables and calculated data types with it non-destructive repair algorithms.
The most amazing feature of this MDB repair software is that it restores all deleted records while repairing the corrupt database and saves the final data to a new MDB file. To see how to repair a MDB file, follow the steps listed below using this professional MDB file repair software:
Note: Microsoft Access must be installed on the computer.
With these steps, you are done completing the MDB database repair task. To avoid data loss in such events, back up your crucial files periodically.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: I am using Windows 10 operating system. Is it compatible with Windows 10?
Answer: Yes, MDF file repair software is compatible with windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2003.
Q: I select the MDB file and repair it but, preview is not available. Why?
Answer: This software only shows the preview of recoverable data. If you are not showing the preview that means, your data is severely corrupted. To find the reason you can check the log report which is available in the bottom of the interface. For more query, you can contact our support team at support(at)Stellarinfo(dot)com.
Q: Can I repair forms of my corrupt MDB file?
Answer: Yes, you can repair forms of the corrupt MDB file.
Q: How to fix “The Microsoft Jet Database Engine could not find object “error?
Answer: This error occurs when database and its backup became corrupted. In this case, Our Microsoft Access Database Repair software can fix this problem.