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How to fix “project server database cannot be accessed 5001” error of MS project server

Jarvis Flores Updated On - 21 Dec 2020

Microsoft project server is a project management program like MS access. It stores different project modules of the users either in local window drive or network. MS Project server is similar to MS SQL server as both stores user data either on the web or client system.  However, Objects of a project server database file are project, task, resource and assignment. These database objects are stored by Project server in SQL database or MDF files.

Due to many reasons, MDF files of project server become damaged. These factors are:

Virus and spyware programs

Window servers having internet access are more vulnerable to virus and spyware attacks. Virus and spyware codes are integrated programs that blocks important files of your system. These malicious codes can also damage the Project server database files of your network.

Fault in network cable

MDF files can also be damaged due to fault in LAN or WAN cables of a computer network. Due to problem in network cable, project server database files stored on network drive become inaccessible to the users.

Improper system shutdown

Microsoft window is a very sensitive operating system and may hang due to improper system shutdown. Due to corruption of window server, you cannot access the MDF files stored in your desktop.

Corrupt MDF files are difficult to access and displays different error messages, when attempt is made to open these files. One common error message displayed by the corrupt MDF file is:

Project server database cannot be accessed 5001

There might be several reasons behind the above error message:

  • Virus and spyware codes that hide the specific MDF file
  • Hard disk error that makes MDF files inaccessible
  • Accidental deletion of objects from the MDF file

You can use DBCC CHECKDB command of MS SQL server to fix the corrupt MDF files of MS project server. To use the inbuilt recovery tool, you must have installed SQL server program in your system. It quickly repairs the inaccessible MDF file after finding the exact reason of corruption. If you are still not able to restore database objects from corrupt MDF files with CHECKDB command, use a third party software for recovery.

Project Server database recovery is designed to fix all corruption issues of MDF files. The software has integrated search algorithms for fast and accurate retrieval of project server objects. It allow you to retrieve all items such as tasks, projects, resources, filters, tables, reports and views from the inaccessible MDF files.

Project server database recovery tool supports data recovery from MDF files created with different versions of SQL server and Project server. Retrieved database objects from corrupt MDF files are saved by the utility in the new HTML files. Project server database recovery software allows data recovery from both Live and offline MDF files. You can download the free version of MDF recovery tool from the website to assess its overall functions. However, to save the retrieved database objects in your system drive, you must buy the full version of project server database recovery utility.