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SwiftTec FAQ: Corrupt Database

Problem

When starting the software you are presented with a dialog box that prompts you for a data source.

Applies To

 

Solution #1 (Microsoft Access is available)

  • Make a copy of the membership database (membership.mdb)
  • Attempt to open the database using Microsoft Access.
  • If Microsoft Access opens the database without complaining then the database is not corrupted
  • If prompted to repair the database select Yes
  • Close the database
  • Re-run the software which should no longer prompt for for the data source.

 

Solution #2 (Microsoft Access is NOT available)

  • Download the Jet Compact Utility from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/273956/EN-US/
  • Run the JetComp utility on the membership database saving it to a new name (membership-compact.mdb)
  • Rename the corrupt database as membership-corrupt.mdb
  • Rename the new database as membership.mdb
  • Re-run the software which should no longer prompt for for the data source.

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