LolaTheriotHow to resolve the error 2537 in SQL Server 2000?

While mounting the database, it could be frustrating to view an error message, which not only results in unmountability of the database, but also in inaccessibility of database records. Such error messages can be caused due to database corruption. Some of the few main reasons responsible for database corruption are metadata structure damage, network issues, hardware malfunction, improper system shutdown, and virus infections.

In order to overcome such error messages, the database administrator needs to run an inbuilt repair utility named ‘DBCC CHECKDB’. While this command is competent enough to repair a damaged SQL Server 2000 database, it might also result in loss of data from the database. To prevent any such data loss situation from occurring, you will need to repair the database by using a powerful MDF Database Repair application.

Lets consider a real-time scenario where you encounter a severity level 16 error message while trying to mount your SQL Server 2000 database:

“Table error: Object ID O_ID, index ID I_ID, page P_ID, row ROW_ID. Record check (CHECK_TEXT) failed. Values are VALUE1 and VALUE2.”

Once the above error message flashes on the screen, the database records become inaccessible.


Two main reasons liable for the occurrence of 2537 error message are discussed underneath:

  • A condition specified in the CHECK_TEXT statement could not be fulfilled.
  • The database table is logically or physically damaged.

Tips to Resolve:

To get past the above error message, an easy way is to restore the database from an updated backup. However, if in case backup is not available, and then repair the database using following steps:

  • In case the SQL Server 2000 database table is physically damaged, and then replace the physically damaged component with a new component. To determine the component that is physically damaged, check the system logs.
  • In case the SQL Server 2000 database table is logically corrupted, then run DBCC CHECKDB command with a suitable repair clause. While doing so, the logical corruption can be resolved, but it might also result in loss of data. To ignore such data loss situations, it is advisable to repair the database using a commercial MDF Repair application. Such MDF File Repair tools are totally non-destructive and keep the original file untouched while repairing.

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