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Major fiasco on my hands here. I was in the middle of updating a record
when the system halted, and the Access DB became non responsive. Eventually
I had to CTRL-ALT-DEL to close the application. When I tried to open the DB
again, the file has become corrupt and I get the error message "The
Microsoft Jet database engine cannot find the object "Databases" . I
understand a database can become corrupt during an interrupted write to a
table but is there any way I can get this database open again? I have tried
the following.

- Tried to compact and repair. Failed. Same error message appears.
- Tried importing objects into a blank DB. Failed. Same error message.
- Tried using jetcomp utility. Failed. Error message.

Access is in Access 2002 format and I was using Access 2003 for processing.
Anyone know what I can do to recover this db? I have a backup from two days
ago however I do not want to lose two days of work.

Thanks.
Nov 13 '05 #1
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"Big Time" <bi************ @remove-for-spam-hotmail.com> wrote:
Major fiasco on my hands here. I was in the middle of updating a record
when the system halted, and the Access DB became non responsive. Eventually
I had to CTRL-ALT-DEL to close the application. When I tried to open the DB
again, the file has become corrupt and I get the error message "The
Microsoft Jet database engine cannot find the object "Databases" . I
understand a database can become corrupt during an interrupted write to a
table but is there any way I can get this database open again? I have tried
the following.

- Tried to compact and repair. Failed. Same error message appears.
- Tried importing objects into a blank DB. Failed. Same error message.
- Tried using jetcomp utility. Failed. Error message.


You've done the basics but there are a few more things you can try at the Corruptions
FAQ. http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/corruptmdbs.htm

Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
read the entire thread of messages.
Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Nov 13 '05 #2
You might want to try Digital DBA
(http://www.kzsoftware.com/products/digitaldba), which monitors your
database for corruption and automatically repairs it. It can also do
other database administration tasks like nightly backup, compact, and
repair.

Tony Toews wrote:
"Big Time" <bi************ @remove-for-spam-hotmail.com> wrote:
Major fiasco on my hands here. I was in the middle of updating a recordwhen the system halted, and the Access DB became non responsive. EventuallyI had to CTRL-ALT-DEL to close the application. When I tried to open the DBagain, the file has become corrupt and I get the error message "The
Microsoft Jet database engine cannot find the object "Databases" . I
understand a database can become corrupt during an interrupted write to atable but is there any way I can get this database open again? I have triedthe following.

- Tried to compact and repair. Failed. Same error message appears.
- Tried importing objects into a blank DB. Failed. Same error message.- Tried using jetcomp utility. Failed. Error message.
You've done the basics but there are a few more things you can try at

the Corruptions FAQ. http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/corruptmdbs.htm

Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
read the entire thread of messages.
Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm


Nov 13 '05 #3

Tony Toews wrote:
"Big Time" <bi************ @remove-for-spam-hotmail.com> wrote:
Major fiasco on my hands here. I was in the middle of updating a recordwhen the system halted, and the Access DB became non responsive. EventuallyI had to CTRL-ALT-DEL to close the application. When I tried to open the DBagain, the file has become corrupt and I get the error message "The
Microsoft Jet database engine cannot find the object "Databases" . I
understand a database can become corrupt during an interrupted write to atable but is there any way I can get this database open again? I have triedthe following.

- Tried to compact and repair. Failed. Same error message appears.
- Tried importing objects into a blank DB. Failed. Same error message.- Tried using jetcomp utility. Failed. Error message.
You've done the basics but there are a few more things you can try at

the Corruptions FAQ. http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/corruptmdbs.htm

Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
read the entire thread of messages.
Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm


Nov 13 '05 #4
ro*******@aol.c om wrote:
You might want to try Digital DBA
(http://www.kzsoftware.com/products/digitaldba), which monitors your
database for corruption and automatically repairs it. It can also do
other database administration tasks like nightly backup, compact, and
repair.


Ah, a competitor to FMS and all the other similar products out there.

Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
read the entire thread of messages.
Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Nov 13 '05 #5

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