How to fix the DBD error code 8012?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The dbd error code 8012 is a database error that can be caused by a number of things, including a corrupt database, a corrupt table, or a corrupt query. This error can also be caused by a missing or damaged index, or by a missing or damaged column in the database.

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1. Restart your computer

  1. Press the "Windows" key and type "cmd".
  2. Right-click on the "cmd" window and select "Run as administrator".
  3. Type "net stop dbd" and press Enter.
  4. Type "net start dbd" and press Enter.
  5. Type "reboot" and press Enter.

2. Update your drivers

2.Under “Display adapters”, right-click on the desired adapter and select “Update Driver” 3.Select the “Browse my computer for driver software” option 4.Locate the driver file for the adapter and click on it to open it 5.Click on the “Update” button next to the “Driver Version” column 6.If the driver is already up to date, the update process will begin and a message will tell you as much 7.If the driver is not up to date, the update process will display the available updates and you will need to choose the one that matches your adapter 8.Click on the “Update” button to begin the process 9.Once the update is complete, restart your computer

3. Run a disk cleanup

  1. Boot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking
  2. Open a Command Prompt
  3. Type the following command to start the Disk Cleanup utility dcomcnfg.exe /Cleanup
  4. At the Disk Cleanup screen, click on the Clean Up System Files button.
  5. On the next screen, click on the Select Files and Folders button.
  6. Navigate to the folder where you want the cleanup to occur, and select the files and folders you want to clean.
  7. Click on the Next button.
  8. On the Final screen, click on the Clean Up button.
  9. When the cleanup is complete, click on the OK button.
  10. Reboot your computer.

4. Check your hard drive for errors

  1. Boot your computer and press the F8 key when you start up. This will open up the Boot Menu.
  2. Select Troubleshoot and then Advanced Options.
  3. Select the Command Prompt (Admin) option.
  4. Type diskpart and press Enter.
  5. Type list disk and press Enter.
  6. Type select disk C and press Enter.
  7. Type clean and press Enter.
  8. Type fixboot and press Enter.
  9. Type exit and press Enter.
  10. Type restart and press Enter.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Scan for viruses.
  2. Uninstall and reinstall your software.
  3. Run a registry cleaner.