Monday, October 24, 2011

Discussing how minor database corruption in MS Access leads to application crash and serious data loss

MS Access is the most commonly used database application that is all about simplicity, user-friendliness, & ease-of-use. It encompasses tools to manage data as the size your database grows. You can now make use of the newly added Web databases to share your data with others and to track it anywhere at any time. By using a range of reusable components, we can build databases much faster than before. MS Access enables you to get better results with more flexibility. Despite all these benefits, MS Access databases are prone to corruption or damage. This corruption normally occurs due to virus infection, hardware errors, operating system malfunction, etc. As a consequence, you are unable to access your vital database components. To overcome this problem, you need to go for Access database recovery through a reliable third-party utility.

For instance, you have MS Access 2007 installed in your system. Suppose you have added a control to one of your reports and you try to change its 'Control Source' property. By doing so, your application may crash instantly and you may receive any of the following error messages on your screen:

“Microsoft Office Access has stopped working.”


“Microsoft Office Access has encountered a problem and needs to close.
            We are sorry for the inconvenience.”


The above specified errors may occur due to any of the following reasons:

  •       The report or form is opened in the layout view.
  •       The report or form includes a sub-report or sub-form.

Another prominent reason could be that the Access database is corrupt. In this case, you may use an updated backup to restore the database. However, if the backup is missing, you should follow the below mentioned resolution steps.


To resolve this issue, try to change the 'Control Source' property of the control in the design view. If the problem still persists, you should take help of a proficient Access repair utility.

These third-party tools embrace a variety of advanced and powerful mechanisms to repair damaged Access databases and safely restore all valuable database objects, such as tables, forms, reports, macros, etc. They have a rich, interactive interface to make recovery simple and facile for the end users. Moreover, they are compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, and 2000
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