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Microsoft Access Problems: Corruption & Access Repair Services

PCA is frequently called upon when MS Access applications experience problems or are in need of repair e.g. poor application performance, crashing, data and application corruption. When dealing with MS Access problems or Access repairs, we know what to look for, and how best to apply the effective techniques to get your MS Access database application up and running.

MS Access Problems: Limitations

MS Access has several built-in technical limitations that are inherent to the application itself (independent of how well the application is designed). Expect to run into MS Access problems (slow performance, corrupt database, application crashes, etc.) if your MS application goes into the "Caution" or the "Stop" zones for any one of the following criteria:
  OK Caution Stop
LAN Users <5 5-10 >10
Internet Users 0 1 >1
Size of DB <100 MB 100-300MB >300MBs
Data Structures Simple Moderate Complex
DB Schema Design Well Designed Poor Design Ad Hoc
MS Access applications are suitable for small groups e.g. 2-10 users over a LAN, or 2-5 users over the Internet. If you push much beyond this, you'll more than likely start running into problems, especially if you have a relatively complex set of products, services, and business processes (all result in an increasingly complex database schema), and particularly if your business needs require more advanced types of Server-to-Client functionality, like database replication & synchronization.

MS Access Repair and Remedies

These are all too common consequences of "hitting the wall" with your office-grown MS Access application, and it may be time to look seriously at either re-designing or repairing your Access application, or migrating the application to one of Microsoft's more scalable server platforms: MSDE or SQL Server. PCA helps customers make well-informed decisions around tackling their Access problems, or for taking MS Access applications to the "next level" in a cost-effective manner.
For some of our MS Access customers, business is relatively small and static, and the goal is to "Make the MS Access Problems Go Away" in the most cost-effective manner possible. For others customers, business is continually evolving, the application is a moving target, and it's critical that the solution support current business needs, yet provide a stable path to accommodate growth. Regardless of your business situation, it's important to understand the strengths and potential trade-offs of the various solutions available on the Microsoft Business Platform.

MS Access Data Corruption and Access Repair

PCA can often help when an MS Access project isn't going well. PCA is very good at identifying the root-cause and repairing MS Access problems around issues of corruption. Sometimes, it's as simple as running the MS Access Repair and Compact utility; while other times the right remedy requires more in-depth procedures like addressing MS Access Database and/or MS Access Application design problems. We have the experience and tools that go well beyond the MS Access Repair and Compact utility, to help our Clients sort out their MS Access corruption problems, and provide the most cost-effective, sustainable solution.
PCA's primary objective when repairing corrupt MS Access applications is helping our clients determine the source of the MS Access problem, and making sure that the MS Access corruption doesn't happen again.