HELP! My database is suddenly corrupted. My computer was acting funny (very sluggish) and was shut down. Access had been already been closed down but computer was acting very slow , so perhaps it was still open. I am now getting a "The data base ... is corrupted and needs to be repaired" error . I have made copies of the corrupted database so that I could try to repair and still have a corrupted copy available. When I try to repair , it says that it has repaired the file successfully but then it comes up as an automation error. Then when I try to restart the "repaired " database- Access crashes. Also in the directory I have a file with a .ldb extension... so apparently that wasnt deleted as the program got corrupted. PLEASE HELP ... ANY IDEAS???