Microsoft's stuff and Knowledge Base articles on corruption

(Last Updated 2010/09/27)

Frank Miller of Microsoft's original posting with many updates and added links

Microsoft Access 95 and previous

Q109953 ACC: How to Troubleshoot/Repair Damaged Jet 3.0 and Prior Databases

Microsoft Access 97

* Obtain and use the latest Jet, Jet 3.5 SP3
Q172733 ACC97: Updated Version of Microsoft Jet 3.5 Available       
* Use the Jetcomp utility to compact the database.
* Create a new database and import all objects.
* Review the following KB articles for additional information.
Q279334 ACC97: How to Repair a Damaged Jet 3.5 Database             
Q303519 HOW TO: Keep a Jet 3.x Database in Top Working Condition
Q182867 ACC: Jet Database Engine 3.x Error Messages Due to Corruption
ACC97: How to Troubleshoot Corruption in a Microsoft Access Database - 306829

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* Go to a backup copy of the database.

Microsoft Access 2000

* Obtain and use the latest Jet
Q239114 ACC2000: Updated Version of Microsoft Jet 4.0 Available      
* Use the Jetcomp utility to compact the database.
* Create a new database and import all objects.
* Review the following KB articles for additional information.
Q209137 ACC2000: How to Troubleshoot/Repair a Damaged Jet 4.0 Database
Q306204 ACC2000: How to Troubleshoot Corruption in an Access Database
Q300216 HOW TO: Keep a Jet 4.0 Database in Top Working Condition
Q247771 ACC2000: How to Recover Data from a Damaged (Corrupted) Table
Q304561 ACC2000: Using MS Query to Recover Data from a Damaged Database

* Go to a backup copy of the database.

Microsoft Access 2002

* Obtain and use the latest Jet, available from this location:
Q282010 ACC2002: Updated Version of Microsoft Jet 4.0 Available     
* Use the Jetcomp utility to compact the database.
* Create a new database and import all objects.
* Review following KB articles for additional information.
Q283849 ACC2002: How to Troubleshoot and Repair a Damaged Access 2002 DB
Q303528 HOW TO: Keep a Jet 4.0 Database in Top Working Condition
ACC2002: How to Troubleshoot Corruption in a Microsoft Access Database - 304701

* Go to a backup copy of the database.

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