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Old 10-27-2005, 02:23 AM   #1
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Corrupted mdb

Hi i have a small issue with a few databases a friend has asked me to help with. let me explain then you will know all that has happened.

4 days ago my friends server crashed .. hard drive failure .. so he thought

he brought the machine to me to see if i can get it fixed .. turns out the raid firemware on his dell server was flakey and needed updating over a year ago which he hasnt done. anyway it crashed same day his tape back up system his tapes he had to wipe clean and start a fresh so he has no backups ... and the raid on his server failed so now he has no data.

i used easy recovery professional to pull all the files back which it has i have repaired all the exel files but when i have tryed to do repaires on the mdb files it just says failed so for the last 2 days i have been hunting the internet for access repair tools and everything i have tryed has failed.
Some of these mdb files are over 1gb in size is there anyway to view the raw data like some other databases allowing me to pull all the tables and back?

when i try to open the files in access it comes up with an error saying unable to open un recognised formate. i have used advanced access repair tool i found on the net and that after spending an hour analizing the file said it failed.

this has been a real evil favour i did for a friend and i wish i never did it but i need to finish it can any one help im not a software guy as you may have noticed im a hardware guy myself so my knowledge on access is very limited.

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Old 10-27-2005, 03:29 AM   #2
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Silly suggestion... because I don't really know... but are you using an older version of Access than the version that created the mdb files?

Secondly, and just an observation... I would never let my databases get to 1 gig in the first place... your buddy should compact more often.

Finally, there are a number of suggestions for corrupt databases in this forum... including opening a new db and trying to import components, etc. Suggest you search through existing posts.

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