Can't open ACCESS database

Error when opening databaseError when compacting databaseAccess Error after running JETCOMPHi,
 I have ACCESS 2003 database that I can't open. It has been working fine for years other than occasional "database corruptions" that was solved by "Compact & Repair Database" option.
 This time it is different. So far I have tried the following, but to no avail.

 (1) JetComp.exe
 (2) Compact & Repair Database
 (3) Convert database

 What else can I try other than restoring from the backup? BTW this database is NOT in workgroup. It is a standalone database accessed by a few users on the network.
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
<< What else can I try other than restoring from the backup? >>

 A recovery service is it:

But if you have a backup, that's probably your best bet, although if you give your DB to Wayne at EA, he can quickly give you an idea how much it would cost and how much he'd be able to get back.


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If you have a different version of Access available, try opening it with that.  

Is this the FE or the BE?  Do you have a backup?  Even if you didn't specifically make a backup, you might find one on the server backup if the database is on a server that is backed up regularly.
sgleeAuthor Commented:
We have a backup system and we can restore the database. That is not a problem.
Having said that, I wanted to find out if I can repair it for my own experience.

I have tried office 2013 and the results are the same.
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
The internals of JET/ACE have never been officially documented by Microsoft, but there has been some efforts made to try and understand the structure.  Nothing serious though and there are only a few that know the actual internals outside of Microsoft.

 Beyond Access itself and JETCOMP.EXE, that's it for the average user before a restore from backup.

sgleeAuthor Commented:
I ended up restoring the database from the backup and all is good.
Thanks for your help.
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