As a technology professional, you are possibly here to find out the solution for fixing the error:
“The Microsoft Jet Database engine stopped the process…” while working with a Microsoft Access database. The database may be saved as MDB and ACCDB file depending on the Access version that you used to create the database file.
All about the Access database error
What is the error?
The complete error message is “The Microsoft Jet Database engine stopped the process because you and another user are attempting to change the same data at the same time.”
Why the error occurs?
The cause for the occurrence of this error is the Jet Database Engine cannot correctly read the ‘long value page’ from the pointer that is present in the data row. This error generally, but not always, signifies corruption in the Access database MDB or ACCDB file, thereby making the files inaccessible.
Follow the methods explained below until your Access database file becomes repaired and you stop receiving the ‘Jet Database Engine Stopped’ or ‘Microsoft Jet Database Engine Stopped’ error while working with the Access database saved as ACCDB or MDB file. It is also essential to be aware that the capability of each of the methods depends on type and level of corruption. The methods that you can attempt are as follows:
MS Access database files are vulnerable to corruption issues. Therefore, on encountering ‘Jet Database Engine Stopped’ error while working on an Access database MDB and ACCDB file, you can try to fix it by: using the inbuilt ‘Compact and Repair Database’ utility, restoring the backup of Access database, moving all database objects into a newly created Access database, decompiling the compiled VBA code with a specific command all of which can be categorized as the manual ways, or using professional Access database file repair software that can be placed in the category of an automated method.
However, if you prefer to pick a quick, effective, secure and user-friendly solution, avoid the manual methods and use a software solution instead. You can fix several other errors, such as ‘Unexpected error 35012’, ‘Unrecognized database format’, ‘The VBA project in this database is corrupt’, etc. using the solutions explained in this article.
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