Resolve MDF Error 5101 Easily

Are you getting an error message like the following?

"Error 5101: Device activation error. The physical file name 'C:\%path to db%\db_log.LDF ' may be incorrect.”

The MDF error 5101 is encountered when the administrator tries to access the database objects by opening the MDF file.

One of the most common reasons for the occurrence of the error 5101 is the corruption of the MDF file. Because of the error you are unable to view the records stored in the SQL database, the database mounts in a suspected state and thus, lose accessibility to all its contents.

The error can be handled efficiently by using the DBCC CHECKDB command that helps to recover the lost data. But when you execute the command DBCC CHECKDB (‘dbname’, REPAIR_REBUILD) then you encounter the following error message

“Server: Msg 945, Level 14, State 2, Line 1 Database 'dbname' cannot be opened due to inaccessible files or insufficient memory or disk space. See the SQL Server errorlog for details.”

Thus, the DBCC CHECKDB command is unable to fix the error making MDF repair a difficult task. You can also restore the data from the backup that is clean as well as updated. However, if no backup is available then you are in for some serious trouble because you lose accessibility to the entire data stored in the database which can be very important for your professional and business needs.

In such a situation when none of the aforementioned measures can help you recover and restore the lost data and get rid of the error, you need to use a reliable and efficient third party SQL recovery tool to ensure that you recover the entire data stored in the database and regain accessibility to the database. The third party tool makes use of strong scanning algorithms which ensures data recovery even if one does not have a clean or an updated backup.