How to Fix “Key in wrong position…” Error Message in MySQL

By | December 28, 2016

Fix “Key in wrong position...” Error Message

MySQL database which is a major storage component for every MySQL users. Here users can very easily store their records but many times these records are damaged or gets corrupted because of several factors. However when the MySQL database gets corrupted then many times it shows error message which means something about your database. It shows “Key in wrong position” error message while accessing the database and it needs to be fixed so that the content stored in it remain safe.

Storage engines are the integral part of MySQL database. However they let users an advanced database management features and also improves the performance of MySQL server. However one should know that MySQL uses two major storage engines which is MyISAM and InnoDB.  But MyISAM is a default storage engine in several MySQL versions. But under certain circumstances, this storage engine gets damaged and due to this the file becomes unresponsive hence all data becomes inaccessible. After this only users receive error message which states:

“Key in wrong position”

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Causes behind error message

Well the reason behind the above error message to appear when employee table is harshly corrupted. In fact some other reasons are also in the field which includes fatal virus attack, improper system shutdown, and malfunction of application, human errors or due to damage in file system. If you receive error message which accessing the table simply implies that the database has got corrupted. This can be a huge data loss if the table contains some useful data. However to overcome from such table corruption or database corruption situations, you can use database backup if you have.  But what to do when you don’t have backup?

Take a practical scenario where you have to attempt to open table and an error message pop-ups uttering about the table which is corrupt.  In fact when you try to run the CHECK TABLE command then also you receive an error message which states:

 “Employee check error Key in wrong position at page 4096
Employee check error Corrupt”

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Well the situation is database gets damaged and has becomes inaccessible. Here most important is to fix the error by using advanced third party tool which can help you to solve the error message that you receive while using complete database. Simply is that if you don’t have backup then MySQL File Repair tool which is one of the essential tool that works to repair such type of error messages. This is because many users forget to create a backup of the important files on regular basis and so this repair software works. This powerful tool works effectively by performing systematic repair of corrupt MySQL tables with powerful scanning techniques. It consists of highly interactive user-interface which helps user to fix any type of error easily. It does not modify the original data stored in table and in fact does not overwrite or delete the original database. It helps to recognize all problems which comes with database and does not matter whatever error appears. The software saves the recovered information in Transact-SQL script which is also one of the instant database recreation.

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Steps to follow to fix MySQL error

Step 1: Download, install and launch the MySQl Database repair tool.


Step 2: Click ‘Select’ button to find and add corrupt MySQL database to the application and then select OK. Here you have the option of ‘Repair corrupt database which is stored at default location of MySQL’ and ‘Manual option to select your database from default location’.


Step 3: After the scanning process you can now see the preview of the file in the left panel of the software.


Step 4: Now you can start the repairing process, just click on Repair button. A dialogue box will appear. Click Yes.


Step 5: After successful completion of the process, a message box is displayed as ‘repair process finished successfully’. Click ‘OK’ to close the message box.


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