Are you getting some table errors while working on MS SQL Server 2000 database? At times, these errors appear because of database corruption, which can be caused due to various reasons including header corruption in the MDF (Master Database File) file, virus infections, etc. Such corruption issues can make the SQL database vulnerable and may make it inaccessible. In such cases, you should use a third-party SQL database recovery software if you are unable to recover SQL database using any workaround.
Let us have a look at a practical situation in which you are getting the following error message while working on a database table in MS SQL Server 2000:
“Table error: Cross object linkage: Page P_ID1, slot S_ID1, in object ID O_ID1, index ID I_ID1 refers to page P_ID2, slot S_ID2, in object ID O_ID2, index ID I_ID2.”
The root cause of this problem is that the P_ID1 page points to a P_ID2 in a different object.
To address this erroneous situation, you should look to recover MDF file. This could be done by doing either of the following methods preferably in the given order:
Fixing the hardware related problems: You should try to resolve the reasons due to which the hardware parts may have become faulty. For this intent, the following measures can be taken:
Checking the error logs to confirm that some error has not occurred because of any hardware related problem.
Checking if write-caching is not enabled for the hard disks. If yes, then contact your hardware provider to the solutions.
Installing the operating system again after formatting the hard disk.
Replacing updated backup with database: If the hardware parts are in perfect situation, then you should use the clean and updated backup to replace the database.
Running DBCC CHECKDB: Lastly, you should run the DBCC CHECKDB utility to recover SQL database with the suggested repair clause.
If the problem is persisting and you are still getting the table errors, then there is a need of recovering the SQL database. For this purpose, I would recommend using a third-party MDF file recovery software. Use of fast and sophisticated scanning algorithms, non-destructive SQL recovery, and rich user interface are some of the salient features of these tools.