Microsoft Access 2003 crashes on ''Compact and Repair''
It happens with every database on my system. It even happens on new and empty databases, and is easily replicatable by doing these steps:
File/New/Blank database/Save/Tools/Database Utilities/Compact and Repair Database/*CRASH*: Microsoft Office has stopped working"
I also get occasional crashes while using other databases, more often then I have ever experienced with Access. Not able to pin these crashes down to a particular step though.
I use Vista SP1 with all Windows and Office 2003 patches installed. My systel has a dual boot setup, one for Vista and one for Windows XP. I can open any of my databases and compact them no problem if I boot into Windows XP.
I've researched this quite a bit and the most frequent suggestion is to copy all objects into a new database. This will not help my situation since, as mentioned earlier, new empty databases crash as well.
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System restore will not restore any data files, only system files.
Databases normally need periodic sorting as their indexes get corrupted. I don't use any microripoffsoft stuff, only Open Office and iMac. Try reindexing your file with Open Office
First one apply short guide, second make use of http://www.mdb.openfiletool.com/ MDB Open File Tool
· Launch the Microsoft Access application, but do not try to open the corrupted MDB file.· Go to "Tools" in the top menu bar, expand the "Database Utilities" submenu and select the "Compact and Repair Database" option if you are using Access 2002 or 2003. If you are using Access 2007 or 2010, you can find the "Compact and Repair Database" option by clicking the Microsoft Office button and going to the "Manage" menu.· Highlight the MDB file that you want to restore and click the "Compact" button.· Enter a name for a new database file, which will contain the restored data from the damaged MDB file.· Navigate to the location on your hard drive where you want to save the restored version of the file.· Click the "Save" button. Access will now compact and repair the MDB file and save a restored version in the location you selected.
The repair method attempts to recover only the tables, indexes and queries in the database. Do not attempt to repair damaged forms, reports, macros and modules. Before executing the Compact and Repair tool, please ensure the following condition:
1. Do not Open Access database must closed
2. Sufficient storage space available - minimum double in size of your Access database on that Disk.
3. Close the .mdb file related to .ldb file before you delete the .ldb file.
4. Then Run the Compact and Repair tool
You say corrupt, in what way exactly? Do you get any specific error numbers/messages?
Have you tried Access repair program? Compact and Repair. If not, use it. But ensure that you made a backup, it is necessary because all the recovery tips can make the damage even worse.
Also try Jet Compact Utility. This tool created by Microsoft and it is much like Compact and Repair, but more successful in repairing.
If no one of above advice helps, then perhaps you need more powerful solution. In this case try to run a good third-party. I would recommend Recovery Toolbox for Access. It must help you. https://access.recoverytoolbox.com/
Have you tried creating a NEW MDB, and then IMPORTING the objects from the Crashed/Corrupted MDB?
This will SOMETIMES serve to rescue most if not all of the corrupted entities .
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You could distribute your tables over a number of databases, and link them back into the original database. To do this, you can use the database splitter to get the initial setup, and then manually move some of the tables from the backen-database to a different database, and reling these moved tables into the original database.
Another good idea would be to move the backend storage to be SQL Server rather than Access, which would give you a more stable and more scaleable solution.
You are in luck. I had the same problem a while back. Most of the time you will not be able to compact and repair a database that has reached capacity, however, you can import the database into a new one. The first thing you are going to have to do is find a very large table in your database and copy it into a new one. Then, delete that table from your old database. Now, open another new database. Go to the file menu and choose import. Now you must find your database in the directory and click it. Now choose one of the given options (tables, queries, etc.). Then, Press control + a to select all items. Now hit okay and it will import all of the items from your old database from that section into the new one. You must do this for each section (tables, queries, etc.). When everything is imported (should take less than an hour), compact and repar the new database. This will give you additional space to work with. Now you can bring in the table that you copied into a new database earlier the same way (import). This should put you back in business.
I suggest creating a 2nd database for any other data you may want to add later. You can always make link tables and such in your old database in order to get the additional data and prevent crashing your old database.
Let me know if you need any additional help.