Repair Corrupt Header Page in SQL Server 2008 by Rectifying Error 5250

Have you encountered an error message like the following while you were working on SQL Server 2008?

“Database error: PAGE_TYPE page P_ID for database 'NAME' (database ID DB_ID) is invalid. This error cannot be repaired. You must restore from backup.”

The error is caused mainly because of file header page corruption or corruption in the boot page in the database. These give you situation known as Event ID 5250 in SQL Server 2008. Rectify error 5250 and resolve the issue.

A database page is a storage unit in all SQL Server databases which get stored sequentially on the hard disk. These pages act as the basic input/output unit while any operation is performed in the database. While these database operations are performed different types of errors crop up due to corruption resulting in problems in its performance. The SQL Server gets corrupt because of various reasons like sudden system shutdown while you are still working on the database, virus attack, hardware malfunctioning and much more.

To repair error 5250 you need to check if there are any hardware issues. Check the error logs and get rid of all hardware related issues that may be the cause of the occurrence of the error. Run hardware diagnostics and remove any problems present. If the write-caching is enabled on the system, then you should get the hardware rectified. To reach to the exact reason of the error you need to change hardware components. You can also reinstall the operating system and format the hard disk.

If there are no problems with the hardware, then you need to check the database backup. If it is in perfect condition then you can replace the database with the backup. If the database is corrupt to a large extent then you cannot repair the database even by using the DBCC CHECKDB tool. In such a situation of corrupt header page in SQL server 2008 you should use a third party MDF repair tool that can repair the corrupt SQL databases created in MS SQL 2008, 2005, 2000 and 7.0. These can repair various database objects like tables, triggers, stored procedures, defaults and restores all other user defined functions and datatypes. Also these are compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, and Server 2000.