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I unable to open the .dbf file

Microsoft Visual foxpro 9.0 (version upg...
February 3, 2015 at 04:31:23
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Celeron 2GHz
Hi all.
I have a database file uses in VFP 9.0 and a copy from temp file created with VFP 6.0. The problem is: I unable to open the database file. Everytime appears error number 2005 about filename.dbf corruption. I can repair it by appending a copy from the temp file, actually. But I'm intrigued..what can it be and how can I prevent this issue?

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February 3, 2015 at 23:07:21
You may have a failing hard drive or one or more bad RAM modules in your PC. Either can cause data corruption.

You should test them.

Test hard drive with DOS diagnostic software which loads from a bootable CD.
Try SeaTools for DOS:

Test RAM with Memtest86 which also loads from a bootable CD:

For both testing tools you can create the bootable CD from CD image using ImgBurn:

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February 6, 2015 at 08:31:26
The reason can be is another version of VFP. In previous versions some types of corruption unable to detect. So it is no wonder you find an error in later version.

Also read this: Here you may find a solution.

And check your Tablevalidate settings. You should set Tablevalidate = 0

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