Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

Recovering a crashed database

We've got a huge problem with opening a crashed database, and it's for my small company -- really critical. When opening the Access 2000 database it says (translated from dutch): The Microsoft jet engine can't find the object databases... and then something with the good pad etc. The repairing option in Access doesn't work. Maybe you've got a solution...

You are correct, you've got a huge problem.

If the database is non-critical, there are lots of tricks that you can use to attempt to recover it. Since this database is critical, you need to get professional help as quickly as possible. Call Microsoft, and ask them whether it is more effective to open a support incident, to bring in a third party or to have a Microsoft Support Professional help you directly.

If the database is critical to your business, you really don't want to have someone coaching you via email or the Internet on how to repair it yourself. This just isn't a good business decision.

For More Information

  • What do you think about this answer? E-mail the editors at editor@searchDatabase.com with your feedback.
  • The Best Database Design Web Links: tips, tutorials, scripts, and more.
  • Have an Oracle or SQL tip to offer your fellow DBAs and developers? The best tips submitted will receive a cool prize. Submit your tip today!
  • Ask your database design -- or help out your peers by answering them -- in our live discussion forums.
  • Ask the Experts yourself: Our SQL, database design, Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, metadata, object-oriented and data warehousing gurus are waiting to answer your toughest questions.

Dig Deeper on Oracle database backup and recovery

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.