Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tips to resolve “Error: 0x80004005 E_FAIL ...” Error Message

Sometimes, when you attempt to open the MS SQL database, you encounter an error message. The error message primarily occurs when the database gets damaged or corrupted. Few main reasons for corruption of database are improper system shutdown, application malfunction, virus attack, and human errors. The error message halts the mounting process of your database and makes the data stored in it inaccessible. To overcome the problems created by error message, an ideal way is to restore data from an updated backup. However, in case of database backup unavailability or backup falling short to restore the required data, the only option left is to repair your corrupted SQL database using a powerful SQL Repair software.

As a practical scenario, you encounter the below error message when you attempt to open corrupted MS SQL database:

“Error: 0x80004005 E_FAIL
Minor Error: (25017)
Description: Unspecified Error”

The error code is SSCE_M_DATABASECORRUPTED (database file or non-database file corrupted).

Additionally, when you use CompactDatabase method to resolve the corruption, you further encounter another error message:

“Error: -2147467259

The same error message appears each time you attempt to open your database. Furthermore, the data stored in your database becomes inaccessible after the above error message appears.


The fundamental basis for the occurrence of the above error message is the corruption of your SQL database. Therefore, the engine ActiveX code for CompactDatabase method aborts when it attempts to initialize the source database.


To resolve the above error message, you will need to obtain the latest service pack of SQL Server 2000 Windows CE Edition. In most cases, the above resolution resolves the above problem and makes the database accessible.

However, if the above persists even after installing the latest service pack, then you will need to use powerful SQL database recovery software to repair the corrupted database. Such SQL Server Recovery tools employ effective scanning procedures to scan and repair the corrupted MS SQL database. With to-the-point user-documentation and interactive user-interface, these tools serve as self-explanatory and repair-centric applications.

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