Access 97 query: 'Reserved error (-1601)' problem

I have discovered blank records in one of my database's tables which I cannot delete/cut/clear or do
anything else with! Each time I try to do anything with them the following message appears:
'Reserved error (-1601); there is no message for this error.'
Although these records are blank they appear to be contain some data as when I sort the table they do
not all cluster at the top or bottom but are listed with other relevant records for the same link field.
Can anyone help?
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VolibrawlConnect With a Mentor Commented:
1. Compact and repair DB - From tools/database utilities menu.
2. Index might be corrupted, remove index from table then re-index.
If the above attempts fail:

1. Try appending the "good" records to a new table.
2. Try importing the existing table to a new mdb.
corrupted table. Try to export all objects to new db and recreate this table.
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)PresidentCommented:
Outside of what's already been suggested, you might want to give JETCOMP.EXE a try.  It's a standalone compact/repair utility available from Microsoft's web site.  Depending on what in the MDB structure is corrupt, it may work when the other methods don't.

Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)PresidentCommented:
That should have been "it may work if the other methods don't".  I didn't mean to imply that the other methods suggested would not work.

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