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SQL Server Error:  Extent chain for object is not correctly linked

MariaHalt asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Still using SQL Server 6.5, something happened to the database and now I can't drop a particular table.  Am receiving this error when I try to drop it:  Extent chain for object is not correctly linked.  I  don't care why it happened, I ust want to drop it and move on.  Please advise.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing Engineer
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the "solution", according to the docs, when this message occurs, is to bcp the table out, drop it, and recreate it.
now, when you get the error while dropping it, this looks like more serious issue.

what service pack do you have on your sql server 6.5? with SP2 (or later) this problem should get fixed...

could you check out if dropping the indexes on the table first could identify the issue?


No need to bcp table...there are no records, indexes or keys on the table.  

select @@version returned this:

Microsoft SQL Server  6.50 - 6.50.258 (Intel X86)
      Aug 15 1997 19:06:08
      Copyright (c) 1988-1997 Microsoft Corporation

(1 row(s) affected)
Sham HaqueSenior SAP CRM Consultant

DBCC 'tblwithProblems',

then try and DROP...
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Sham HaqueSenior SAP CRM Consultant

hello angel - I ust noticed that I missed off the DBCC command name....thanks for catching. :-)

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