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How do you fix an error code 23017?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Error code 23017 indicates that the game was unable to load because the data is corrupt. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but most often it is caused by incorrect installation or a bad download. It is also possible that the game files have become corrupted over time, especially if they have not been properly maintained.

1. Check that the database exists and that the user has permissions to access it

To Check that the database exists and that the user has permissions to access it, you can use the following steps:

  1. Open SQL Server Management Studio.
  2. In the Connections pane, right-click the server name and select Connect.
  3. In the Connections pane, select the database that you want to check.
  4. In the Database pane, verify that the database exists and that the user has permissions to access it.
  5. If the database does not exist or the user does not have permissions to access it, then you will receive an error code 23017.

2. Check that the correct database name is being used

  1. Open the SQL Server Management Studio and connect to the server where the database is located.
  2. Right-click the database and select Properties.
  3. In the Properties dialog box, click the General tab.
  4. In the Name column, verify that the name of the database is the same as the name of the server.
  5. If the name is not the same, change the name in the Properties dialog box.
  6. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
  7. Click the Connections tab.
  8. In the Connections dialog box, select the database connection you want to use.
  9. In the Data Source Name (DSN) field, type the name of the database.
  10. In the User ID field, type the user name for the database.
  11. In the Password field, type the password for the database.
  12. Click OK to close the Connections dialog box.
  13. In the Connections dialog box, select the database connection you want to use.
  14. In the Data Source Name (DSN) field, type the name of the database.
  15. In the User ID field, type the user name for the database.
  16. In the Password field, type the password for the database.
  17. Click OK to close the Connections dialog box.

3. Check that the database server is running and that the user has permissions to connect to it

  1. Verify that the database server is running.
  2. Verify that the user has permissions to connect to the database server.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. If using a remote database, check that the user has permissions to connect to it over the network.
  2. Check that the user has permissions to create, update, and delete records in the database.
  3. If the problem persists, contact the database administrator or the developer of the software for further assistance.