How to Repair Corrupted MS SQL Server 2008 Database by Rectifying Error 2537

How to Repair Corrupted MS SQL Server 2008 Database by Rectifying Error 2537

Are you facing problems while using MS SQL Server 2008 database? Then, there may be chances that the database may have got corrupt. The database corruption can occur due to various reasons such as virus infections, abrupt system shutdown when the database is open, hardware problems, etc. Due to database corruption, you would not be able to access the database or face abrupt behavior. In such cases, you should perform appropriate SQL repair methods to solve the problem. If you are unable to repair MDF file, then you should use a third-party MS SQL repair software to do the needful for you.

Consider a scenario wherein you encounter the following error message while working on an MS SQL Server 2008 database:

“Table error: Object ID O_ID, index ID I_ID, partition ID PN_ID, alloc unit ID A_ID (type TYPE), page P_ID, row ROW_ID. Record check (CHECK_TEXT) failed. Values are VALUE1 and VALUE2.”


The root cause of such behavior is that the ROW_ID row (mentioned in the error message) failed the condition asked in the CHECK_TEXT.


To resolve this situation, you should perform the following methods in the given order:

Resolve the hardware issues: You should check the error logs and run hardware diagnostics to see if it has occurred due to any hardware malfunctioning. You can also swap the hardware components to isolate the exact reason for the error. Lastly if nothing works out, then you can also consider reformatting the hard disks and reinstalling the operating system. However, for doing this you should ensure that you backup valuable data.

Restore from backup: If the problem is not hardware related, then you should check the backup. If it is updated and clean, then you should restore the database from its backup.

Run DBCC CHECKDB: If the backup is not updated, then you should run the DBCC CHECKDB tool with the suggested repair clause. This tool will rebuild the index, if exists.

The problem will be fixed once you perform the aforementioned MDF file repair methods. However, if it is not so and the problem is persisting then you should use a third-party MDF repair utility to repair SQL database. Such SQL repair tools possess rich user interface and use fast yet sophisticated scanning algorithms to repair MDF file.

Stellar Phoenix SQL Data Recovery is an SQL repair software that repairs MDF files that are logically corrupted due to any reason. It is specifically designed to repair SQL databases created in MS SQL Server 7.0, 2000, 2005, and 2008. This MS SQL repair utility recovers various SQL database objects such as NDF files, tables, defaults, triggers, stored procedures, etc.