'Direct read found corrupt page with error'... Error: How to fix it

While accessing data from the Exchange server, you might face situations where you are not able to the access your data stored in the edb files followed by errors like 'Direct read found corrupt page with error'. The main reason for this situation is the exchange database corruption issues after which you can make use of ‘ESEUTIL/P’ inbuilt utility for Exchange repair. But in case it does not work then the best is to use edb repair tool which will help you to resolve the exchange database corruption problems.

Assume the above situation in practical scenario where while attempting to access Exchange Server 2007 database, you encounter the following error message on screen:

%1 (%2) %3Direct read found corrupted page %4 with error %5. If this error persists, please restore the database from a previous backup. ”


When the Exchange server 2007 database gets corrupt or damaged, the above 'Direct read found corrupt page with problem' appears. The database corruption can occur due to various reasons like virus attack, unexpected server shutdown, any kind of software malfunction and related ones


To fix direct read found corrupt page with failed error you need to go for Exchange repair for which you can make use of ‘ESEUTIL/P’ command which will help you to repair the Exchange server database corrupted due to any logical reasons. But in case if it fails to resolve the corruption issues, then opt for an updated backup to recover the entire data stored within database. In the absence of an updated backup, use edb repair tool for complete Exchange repair and recovery. This tool is compatible with almost all version of Exchange including Exchange Server 5.5, 2000, 2003, and 2007 as well as Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, and 2000.