Dealing with MS Access Database Corruption after executing or modifying a Query

Avatar Marvin Simmons Updated On - 20 Nov 2019

Microsoft Access Database is very popular and effective database, used in every field whether it’s banking, human resources, manufacturing, payroll systems, reservation center, airlines etc. The basis of Access Database is queries. Queries in MS Access lets you do whole lot of things. You can preview, combine, and modify data stored in database tables as per your requirements, using these queries.

Queries are basically combination of various tables and include lots of commands like insert, delete, select, create, remove, and many more. At first, these queries seem to be very much simple but a bit of change can cause disasters. So, one must deal with Access database queries diligently. What happens is when you attempt to save a modified query or run a query, MS Access application quits without showing an error message. Moreover, when you attempt to access your database again, the database fails to mount and becomes inaccessible.

Prime reason for inaccessible database is the corruption of Access database, which happens due to improper MS Access shutdown.

Access queries are built with lots of conditional statements, a minor change in these queries can result into complete damage of the database maintained. For solving this issue of such Access database damages, foremost way is to restore data from an updated backup copy of database. But what if no backup is available or backup utility fails to restore the corrupt database data?

You can troubleshoot and resolve this issue on your own. Firstly, you will need to clear all Name AutoCorrect options. For that follow the below steps:

  1. Click Options button on the Tools menu to open the Options dialog box.
  2. Once the Options dialog box appears, click on General tab.
  3. Click to clear the below check boxes under Name AutoCorrect option:
    1. Track name AutoCorrect into
    2. Perform name AutoCorrect
    3. Log name AutoCorrect changes

  1. Click OK.

Mostly, the above mentioned solution solves the issue and makes the data accessible. However, if it fails to do so, next step is to use advanced MS Access recovery software that is efficient enough to repair the corrupted Access database. Access Database Repair software utilizes high level scanning algorithms to repair corrupted or damaged Access database and provides with fruitful results.