Corruption in MS Access database can be a result of issues like, conflicts, unexpected shutdown, network errors, and virus attack. Thats why, it is always recommended to keep your Access application up-to-date and maintain a copy of database file(s). In situations when backup fails to restore data, an access recovery utility can be used to repair the database.
To support this, let's take a suitable instance of MS Access database corruption. An Access 2000 user experiences system crash when he is accessing one of his important database. At next start, user finds that the database becomes unusable. In addition, he receives an error message:
“Error accessing file. Network connection may have been lost.”
Strangely, user receives this error even when he is not connected to any network.
This clearly indicates that the Microsoft Access database is corrupted.
Apart from the specific case discussed above, the same error can also root from a conflict between Access 2000 and Vbe6.dll version 188.8.131.52. Due to this conflict, few code modules fail to compile and run. In this case, the error pops up, specifically when user imports or copies reports and/or modules in a new database.
To prevent such problems from occurring in future, you are advised to install SP3 (Service Pack 3) for Microsoft Office 2000. However, to recover the database:
You can create a new Access database and import all the database objects (except the problem module, if any).
You can delete the corrupted database and revert to a valid backup. This can be done if database backup is available.
You can run Access 'Compact and Repair' utility to repair the database. To avoid crashes, it is suggested to run the utility on a backup.
In case, all the above measures fail, you need to use a third-party access database recovery utility. The easy-to-use access recovery software can scan and repair corrupted Access database, irrespective of the cause behind.
Stellar Phoenix Access Recovery is an advanced utility that repairs corrupted MS Access database and restores it in original format and view without harming the corrupted file. This access database recovery tool supports MS Access 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2007. Using risk-free algorithms, the software can recover all tables, macros, forms, reports, and other database objects.