How to get rid of SQL error 8944?

Are you getting the SQL error 8944 and an error message like any of the following?

Server: Msg 8944, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Table error: Object ID 2, index ID 0, page (1:24), row 11. Test (!(hdr->r_tagA & (VERSION_MASK | RECTAG_RESV_A | RECTAG_RESV_B))) failed. Values are 95 and 193.

Server: Msg 8944, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Table error: Object ID 2, index ID 0, page (1:24), row 11. Test (GetRecType (pRec) >= 0 && GetRecType (pRec)

Table error: Object ID O_ID, index ID I_ID, page P_ID, row S_ID. Test (TEST) failed. Values are VAL1and VAL2.

The most common reasons for the occurrence of the error are that any record has failed to audit due to corruption in the record header. The string in the ‘TEST’ gives the actual test that has failed and the ‘VAL1’ and ’VAL2’ depend on the error state. You can try the resolutions mentioned below to get rid of the SQL error 8944:

If the database header corruption has occurred due to problems in any hardware component then perform the following steps:

  • Check the Application Log as well as the Error Log to ensure that the error is caused due to hardware corruption. Run hardware diagnostics or replace any faulty component with a new one.
  • If the error is not resolved then format the hard disk and reinstall the operating system. After this restore the data from the backup.

If the aforementioned steps fail to repair the corrupt database and resolve the SQL error 8944 then you need to use an efficient and reliable third party tool that can perform MDF repair and ensure complete SQL recovery. The SQL recovery tool makes use of strong scanning algorithms that ensures database repair and also ensures complete repair as it also repairs all the database objects including all tables, views, indexes, triggers and much more.