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Q: Partition Table corrupted

Anyone know how to fix a corrupted partition table?
Every program i have tried has not worked because they all say that the table is corrupted.
I have reformatted once and i wouldnt like to have to again.
So any help would be VERY appreciated.

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Hello Sir,

First of all,to inform you, this has happened due to my mistake! and i am really very guilty about it.

The thing is that i have both ubuntu 12.04 and win 7 home basic installed on my system.
I installed ubuntu later so as expected the win7 loader was replaced by the grub loader.
What i wanted to do was restore my original win7 loader so that i could set my default OS to Win7 so that i didn't have to select it every time my system booted up.

In this regard,i searched some youtube videos and then ended up with a video which was not described very well, still i followed it because i wanted to get back the win7 loader desperately.
I am providing the link to that video:

Restoring Windows's Bootloader After Installing Linux - YouTube

I went ahead with the steps described in the video, And then shit happened.
My windows partition got corrupted and now i stand at the risk of losing about 500gb of important data which i had collected in about over an year.

I am able to boot using ubuntu but i am unable to browse my files on the hard disk(which i could do easily, earlier) as it doesn't show any partition.

When i inserted the recovery disc,it simply gives the option of restoring the factory settings,nothing else(like repair,which it used to give earlier).

My question to you sir, is that, is there any way through which i can restore my computer to normal and save my data?

I will be really very very grateful to anyone who helps me out of thi... Read more

A:Corrupted Windows partition Table

Hi ankitSurfzen and welcome to Seven Forums. You could try Minitool Partition Wizard to recover the partition. This video will show you how. How to perform Partition Recovery with partition magic? Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Video Help.

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My Hitachi Touro 4TB disk partition got corrupted.
Originally it was one 4TB partition with about 2.5TB of files.

One minute it was fine, then it came up with "Need to format hard disk before use", then it wouldn't even start up.

The disk is currently mounted in a disk dock. The disk wouldn't start up in its original enclosure so there might have been a hardware problem with the electronics of the enclosure which corrupted the drive.

Now it has 3 partitions

465.75 GB RAW - Healthy (Primary Partition)
1582.25 GB Unallocated
1678.02 GB Unallocated.

I have tried TestDisk but for some reason after about an hour of scanning or so, the drive seems to switch off. But it seems fine when I'm using Windows software. I've tried writing MBR but TestDisk says it can't!!

Should I use something like easus partition manager and set the primary partition back to one 4TB partition and then use recovery software to recover the files or is there a better way?


A:Best way to sort out a corrupted partition table?

Sorry to say this, but in every instance where any of my partitions were reported as "raw", that mean that the drive had suffered physical damage. And, in NONE of those cases was I able to recover anything of any of the drives.

I had two fairly new Seagate drives do this to me last year, and in both cases, they were sudden head crashes.

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Silly me, I just saw the instructions here on how to post which I somehow missed before:

Is Windows 7 Professional
- x64 (64 bit)
- the original installed OS on the system? yes
- an OEM version
- OEM = NOT pre-installed - I installed myself when I build machine

- age of system (hardware): almost exactly 1 year old
- age of OS installation: almost exactly 1 year old also
- have you re-installed the OS?: no, I have never re-installed the OS

How do I get the dump files from a machine that won't load past the BIOS???

I haven't seen any recent threads on this so here is the situation:
I had a failed Service Pack Install so I ran both the Chkdsk C: /f function and a sfc /scannow System File checker functions as described in this article about Fixing a Failing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Install.

I then installed and ran the Windows Update Readiness Tool.
Upon a 3rd reboot, I get the following error: 0cx000000e

I used the System Recovery Options from the Windows 7 Install Disk and the Startup Repair has diagnosed:

Test Performed:
Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code 0x0.
Time Taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code 0x0.
Time Taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code 0x0.
Time Taken = 109 ms

Test Performed:
Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfu... Read more

A:0xc000000e - Partition Table Repair - corrupted F:\windows

Well, I see there has been some views of this post. Any ideas? even a RTFM comment would be appreciated. just tell me which manual. please. thanks.

or even tell me to just do a new install. or is it possible to do a repair install from the installation disk?

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I have a 20G hard disk that is (used to be) divided into 5 partitions.
When my computer booted up yesterday, only the C partition was visible -
the other partitions, containing all my personal files, installed games and
digital photos, had disappeared without a trace. Partition magic, which I had
used to partition the disk in the first place, informs me that "Logical drive
chain points to sector without partition table." Is there some utility that
can recover my partition table for me?

A:Any way to rescue corrupted partition table on hard disk?

Disk Doctor, which is part of the Norton Utilities or Norton System Works depending on your OS, may be able to correct your problem.

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The partition table is corrupted and I need to backup some stuff from C drive. I tried taking out the hard disk and backing up data but I got an error message saying that I need to format the disk before using it. Then I tried data recovery software recuva. It said " unable to determine filesystem type". Then I tried Testdisk n through it I recovered 2 partitions but not the C drive. Now I am using Mini tool Partition Wizard but it hangs at 9%. How should I get data from C drive?

A:Internal Hard Drive Partition Table Corrupted

Please do not start more than one thread for the same issue.

Closing duplicate.

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I have a Western Digital MyBook ES 500 GB external hard drive (USB and eSATA interfaces) for data backups formatted from a Windows XP PC that I now use with my laptop running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. Recently my son connected it to his Apple PC and tried to create a partition to back up his files. Apparently this corrupted the partition table. I can no longer access any data on the hard drive. The drive does not appear in Computer but does appear in Device Manager and Disk Management.

I believe the problem is that the partition table (formatted for Windows) was modified by an Apple computer so that Windows can no longer tell what file system is on the partitions. My son is gone for a month and I no longer have access to his Apple computer so I can't plug the drive into an Apple computer to check if the drive gets detected.

I looked at the drive using:

1. Windows 7 Disk Management
2. Acronis Disk Director 11
3. EASEUS Partition Recovery (latest version)
4. Partition Wizard 5.2

None of them could do anything except delete or format the partitions. I saw no repair option or ability to mark the partitions as NTFS file system.

The partitions on my external drive are still there but no file system is shown for most of them. Acronis Disk Director shows the following information:

Disk 1 (GPT)
EFI 200 MB 200 MB Ba... Read more

A:Corrupted Partition Table on External USB Data Backup Drive

A big chunk is unallocated. Was some of your data there? If so try Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

See if PW can also run Partition Wizard Check File System which can recover some partitions that are not readable.

If not some success has been reported repairing the partition table using Disk Genius trialware: http://www.diskgenius.net/

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Suddenly my Win 7 Home Premium x64 will not boot. The system starts, POSTs then loads the DVD driver, then the screen goes black (not blank but "lit up" black if that makes sense). Then nothing...

If I use Hiren's boot cd I can boot up using the "boot from HDD" option fine and Windows operates normally.

System restore to a previous configuration made no difference to the original problem.

I cannot boot into Safe Mode. F8 just offers me boot order options.

Running the Windows 7 DVD I find the following:

No operating system is listed on the Repair Windows option.

Running Startup Repair finds the following error: "the partition table does not have a valid system partition" which it claims to have repaired, but the error remains and Windows will still not boot.

I found a few threads on a Google search and followed this advice in one:


Boot 7 dvd to system recovery options command prompt. Type:


lis vol

( find the vol letter e.g C or partition number e.g. 1 for the system partition )

sel vol C ( or sel vol 1 , obviously use the correct letter or number)



My system partition was easily identified and listed as healthy so I selected it and made it active. The problem still remains exactly the same. The rest of the advice in that thread isn't relevant to my exact problem and involves additional command prompts which I didn't feel comfortable typing in as... Read more

A:Windows 7 won't boot - the partition table does not have a valid system partition

Hi did you read the rest of the thread Solved Invalid system partition - Page 2 - Windows 7 Forums
you could always try the info here Ntldr is missing error in windows 7 boot - Microsoft Answers

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Hi friends.

I just encountered a serious issue. I was about to reinstall Win 7. I used a tool in Hiren Boot CD
and formatted c:, and then i accidentally formatted the 125MB partition created by win 7.

my HDD was partitioned as C, D, E, F.

now i can access only C and D, E is shown as RAW file system (I cant open it).
F is shown only is disk management (without a drive letter).

So i believe that all the data is still on the HDD and can be recovered by re-building MFT.
please help me guys.
Thanks in advance

A:partition table issue - win7 hidden partition formatted

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My computer came with one great big partition, with XP Home installed on it. For four months all my data got stored on that same partition. Then I got partition magic, and decided to make a separate partition for all my files. This turned out to be too small, after I'd transfered all my music, plus my work files to it. I then tried to repartition the drive, taking most of the spare space from the XP drive and giving it to the data drive.
Just as it started to widen the Data drive, and after shrinking the XP drive, it crashed. Now XP doesn't boot, and my data partition is corrupted too.
I've been daft and so have no backup of my data, and no partition magic back-up floppies. Is there anyway I can get the data back?

If it's any help, Ubuntu is also on the laptop, and working fine.

A:Partition Magic 8 has corrupted Windows partition and Data partition

Do you have the installation CD? If so, "BART PE" may be the solution. I have used it with success. Here is the link: http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/


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Few days back did a Win 7 Pro OEM clean install on a home built PC. Looked great. Installed chipset drivers. Set up my drives and volumes using disk management. Shutdown and on a cold start next AM Win 7 won't boot. Last line on BIOS screen says "boot mgr missing". Drat!! Booted to Win 7 install DVD to startup repair. In the start up repair window, view diagnostic and repair details it says "the partition table does not have a valid system partion". Still in start up repair but at the command line I ran commands to view all volumes, then I ran cmd bootrec /scanos. I see all volumes including the OS volume and the cmd bootrec /scanos returns the correct os volume. However I see my os volume is E:\ instead of c:\. So, my busy work with disk m'g'ment may have made a mess of my clean install. Before I dig this hole any deeper, I humbly ask, now what?

A:Partition Table doesn't have valid System Partition

Look at your partitioning more closely using free Paragon Rescue CD.

If your drive letter did in fact somehow change, Paragon can change it back for you: Moving Win7 Partition to Another Drive

If not, mark Win7 partition Active and run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots.

Use the drivers given by the Win7 installer and quickly updated via optional Windows updates - unless performance dictates changing them. This is not XP.

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I have found a few threads on this.

disconnected all my external drives.

I tried the cmd prompt...

lis vol
sel vol *

The drive that should have the OS is solid state. IS that part of the problem?

When I type ( in my case )

sel vol 6 ( or letter I )

virtual disk service error:
the specified partition type is not valid for this operation

I also have another internal drive, no OS and not a partition of the same drive.
I tried the same process, and it gave me an error message. Something along the
lines about there not being a boot manager. Makes sense, there is no OS on it.

I'm at a loss, I really don't want to re-format at this point.

I feel like there should be another partition under ( lis vol )
I think it's called Acronis loader. Stupid me, never set a backup point or anything.
That partition doesnt show up.

I don't know what to say at this point. I'm going to buy some beer and wait for a response.

Thanks for any help.

A:the partition table does not have a valid system partition

then there is this option, any thoughts?

FREE Rebuild MBR, repair MBR, fix MBR or MBR recovery with free EaseUS Partition Master

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I have cloned a logical partition with valuable data from an MBR partition from one HD to a new 4Tbt HD. Now I realise that I am stuck with a 2 Tbt partition limit if I leave it as a MBR partition. Is it possible just to convert from an MBR to a GPT partition without deleting the partitions and the data and starting from scratch? Also what are some recommended programs for partitioning?

Kind Regards

A:How to Convert MBR Partition to GPT Partition Table on 4Tbt HD

As far as I know, you cannot convert from MBR to GPT without deleting ALL partitions and starting over. So, you'd have to backup up all your data.

You should be able to do that with Diskpart which you can access from the Windows install media by hitting shift F10 at the first screen where you are asked to choose a language.

Or use a third party application---the most commonly recommended one here is Partition Wizard, a free download.

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Hey guys, my first post

unfortunately, i have a horrible problem, which is giving me headache - and btw, sorry for grammar mistakes, i am german.

I wanted to resize a partition, so I backuped all important files and booted from a vista PE CD. The program used is called "Easeus". After the resizing a message appeared, which told me that the system information couldnt be updated.
After a restart, it - well, it didnt restarted. I tryed to format my C:Windows partition, but Easus decided to randomly format my linux partitin, too. Yey. After that i just formated everything, so i can create one big partition so this never happens again .
To put it in a nutshel, there is no way to boot besides from booting from a cd. The diagnostic tool of the fabricator is giving me the "error code: BIOHD-3 No bootable drives detected" message.

I tried to fix it with a win7 repair disk (just realized, that the disk is for 64bit, i have a 32 bit os - i think it doesnt matter, because there isnt any os installed at all). I used pretty much every "bootrec" command, sucessful, but no change. The startup repair gave this message: "the partition table does not have a valid system partition"

diskpart - act isnt helping either: "The specified partition type is not valid for this operation."

I dont know if i could install any os from a disk - i dont have a bootable installation cd/dvd. Because of that i would be happy if someone can tell me where i c... Read more

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I tried to format my C:Windows partition, but Easus decided to randomly format my Linux partition, too. Ya. After that i just formatted everything, so i can create one big partition so this never happens againClick to expand...

OK, now you have an empty drive. If your having problems partitioning and formatting I suggest that you download GParted Its a free bootable partition manager that is awesome for problems just like this. I think this will work for you.

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Hi all after fitting a sata card my computer wouldn't reboot?, i'm running a dual boot system with easy bcd with win 7 ultimate as default and win 8.1

so i put in my win 7 installation disk and boot from that first time round i see win 7 in the box to select but didn't because a new window opened told me i had problems with start up would i like to fix and restart, so i did but now i only boot into win 8.1 and wont even boot from cd even tho i choose this in bios.

so i unplugged win 8.1

now i back to booting from cd but start up recovery does nothing, i cant recover from a system update, i've even done the " diskpart lis vol act exi " thing with no results

i can still see my win 7 raid volume and it says its healthy but i cant boot into it i assume win 8 has over written the MBR any ideas cheers

A:The partition table does not have a valid system partition

men't system image above not system update, but pressing F8 and trying to boot from win 7 i get the message bootmgr is missing press ctrl+alt+del to restart

so gunna try plugging win 8 back in try F8

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I have cloned a logical partition with valuable data from an MBR partition from one HD to a new 4Tbt HD. Now I realise that I am stuck with a 2 Tbt partition limit if I leave it as a MBR partition. Is it possible just to convert from an MBR to a GPT partition without deleting the partitions and the data and starting from scratch? Also what are some recommended programs for partitioning?

Kind Regards

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Dear Sir/Madam,
We want to convert GPT partition to MBR partition table format can you please suggest and help us.

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Hi guys. I'm back breaking my pc again. Ok, so it looks like I'm running into a similar problem to what I had back in November.

However this came about in a different way. This time I was attempting a bios update via asus update utility tool. The reason for the update was that I was looking to overclock my cps (Q6600) as I just ordered an evga gtx 560 ti was suggested that I overclock to upwards of 3.4 ghz. Although the asus update tool said it was successful. I ended up with a strange small black square in the middle of my screen.

Now ever time I reboot my pc I get prompted to enter a boot dvd or repair disc.

I tried the steps given to me on the second page of this thread. "Windows 7 DVD Repair console, accept any offered repair, if it doesn't start Windows 7 then boot back in, click through to Recovery tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times".

I have disconnected all my hard drives, except for the c: aka disc 1

Disk 1 which I believe is my c: was listed as "Primary" under type in Partition 1

When I entered detail partition 1

Type: 07
Hidden: No
Active: Yes
Offset in Bytes: 1048576

* Volume 3 C New Volume NTFS Partition 931 GB Health

A:The partition table does not have a valid system partition. Pt2

Post a snip of your disk management and we shall see.

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OK, one of two things has screwed up my pc.

1. I opened my pc to clean all the dust bunnies, which I do every 6 months (customer pc from 07). I installed two new 2 tb western digital caviar blacks I got from target via the essentials deal.

2. A few hours ago I extended the volume of my e: for some reason there was almost 100 gigs unallocated. I noticed it changed from normal to simple.

Now ever time I reboot my pc I get prompted to enter a boot dvd or repair disc. (Which I have).

I have done few google searches and have tried to follow the repair steps with no luck.

Can anyone please help me out. Thanks in advance.

Forgot to mention I am running Windows 7 Pro x64 OEM

A:The partition table does not have a valid system partition

Hello polorsport.

Since you can get into Windows; and before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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Hi all,

For the past week I ve been having a lot of notifications on my Win2008 AD. They are the same:
NTDS (628) NTDSA: Database e:\Windows\NTDS\ntds.dit: Index DRA_USN_index of table datatable is corrupted (0).

Anybody knows what this is?

A:NTDS table is corrupted?

Your boot hard drive is failing

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My daughter's IBM ThinkPad 600E won't boot up into Windows 98SE. It tries to run scandisk but gives an error message that the FAT table is bad and it can't run. It then freezes when trying to open Windows. I also can't boot into safe mode but can boot to a DOS prompt. Any idea of a utility that can fix the drive?

A:[SOLVED] Corrupted FAT table?

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I am a complete novice so please be patient and talk to me like i'm a 6 year old if possible.
I have a 10 yr old hp with xp. I use a modem with Charter internet supplied by my apt complex for free. I recently bought a belkin router and a netgear tv box. Everything was working fine until we had a power outage during the night. The next morning nothing was working. A day later i got my modem, router and tv box to work. The computer worked after trying to turn it on 3 times. The monitor wouldn't come on at first. Now everything is working but i still can't get online. My connections say they are connected but nothing is received.
I ran the IE connection problem diagnostic tool and it says:
default gateway
no default gateway entry
corrupted routing table
the default route is missing or invalid
invalid IP address
could not connect HTTP connection
HTTPS and FTP connections

I have no idea what any of that means. Can you help? Thank you.

A:[SOLVED] corrupted ip routing table

I assume you have tried to reset the router?

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Hello everyone,
After I used "Acronis Disk Director" in a HirenBoot CD to cut some space from my D drive to my C drive (boot drive), I've got this "Windows is checking the D drive" then "Corrupted master file table. Checkdisk is aborted" on my D drive. After doing some homework, I've tried corrected it by using testdisk's Fix MFT function but "Both of the MFT files are corrupted. Can't fix".
I did not back up the whole partition.
Are there any other ways that I could try to fix this? I do not really want to buy $60 + commercial software that TestDisk recommends just to fix this possibly once-in-a-lifetime issue. However, if recovery softwares is the only option left, then I have to use them.
Cheers guys. I'd really appreciate any help.

A:Corrupted master file table after resizing partitions

You could try running:
MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

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**I took the easy way out and reinstalled, so this isn't exactly solved but I no longer need any help.**

After extending my win7 partition to the full hard drive I was unable to boot. "No boot filename received." When running setup repair "The partition table does not have a valid system partition" would be the problem, and it said it was fixed. But when I run repair again the same thing comes up.

After a little bit of googling I think the problem might be that I deleted a small partition set aside by windows with important files inside but I have no idea, if thats the problem, how to fix it.

I used gparted to resize the partition if it matters.

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Hi SF dudes

Just seeking some help with a bsod problem, iv followed the SF bsod posting guide and have collected the dump files(attached), if iv missed something please let me know.

Buils as follows:

CPU: AMD FX 8150 8-core (stock not OC)
Mobo: ASUS Sabertooth 990fx (latest firmware flashed, shows all system correctly)
RAM: Corair Vengence 1600mhz (cmz16gx3m4a1600c9)16gb 4x4gb
GPU: Gigabyte GF GTX670 OC 2gb (as factory, not OC)
PSU: Antec HCG 900w (SLi down the track)
SSD: OCZ vertex 3 240gb
Hdd-1: WD Green 2TB (WD20EARX)
Hdd-2: Old Hitachie 300gb 2.5inch (as per cutomer request)
ODD: LG BD-DVDRW combo (CH12LS28)
WiFi adpt: TP-Link Wireless N pci-e(TL-WN881ND)
OS: Win7 pro 64bit with SP1 Retail with key(not burnt,DLed or USB)
Aftermarket CPU cooler: Corsair H80

So i went through quite abit of ram testing, each dim and each slot tested with win7 memtest, clear with 10 passes each.
Done all win updates, 3 .net framework updates failed(could be a lead)
Device list shows all driver working, (no(!))
I dont want to rant but there are other details that could help so just ask for the specific info/data/spec and ill post.
I checked out the SF tool files but...
So if a few minidump & debug gurus could jump in here and take a look it would be great.
Thanks in advance and happy computing


A:New Build, Bsod at randow. Stop:0x1a sub:41790 table page corrupted

A few extra details:\

CPU: Idel 30-35 Load 42-46
MoBo: Load 36-42
GPU: Load 36-48
Collected using Asus Ai Suit(UptoDate)

All Bsod are Memery_Managment, stop:0x0000001a
with almost all 1st sub codes being 41790-table page corrupted

The GPU driver has me worried, everytime i go into device manager and hit the auto update button for the GPU the screen flickers and jumps but to generic stock resolution and fails to even see the driver, just shows generic driver,to resolve this i must uninstall then reinstall the driver but the same thing still happens with the update button even after the reinstall
Lets Go SF, hit me!

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I'm pretty sure I know this question, but is there a way to fix the partition table? It seems mine went belly up after trying to update my video drivers (i'm assuming a virus here).

A:Partition Table

OK, this is what I done so far:

Using the Vista DVD, I went to System Recovery options. At first the setup did not see the Windows Vista partition. I attempted to fix the startup problems by using the first option.

After rebooting, it did not work (still shows invalid partition table). Using the DVD again, this time it recognized the C: drive partition, but with 0bytes. It gave me an option to fix that partition and reboot, which I did, but still no go.

After reboot, I went back in the 3rd time, this time it recognize the partition as Vista Business [recovered], with the correct byte size (20GB). I went into Command Prompt and issued the fixmbr and fixboot commands which reported to be successful. Rebooted and still get the partition table error...

One thing I did noticed is that when in Command Prompt, my partitions were still alive, so if I can just access the drive to back up my files, then I wouldn't worry too much and reformat the drive.

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I have a 160 GB WD drive that lost the partition table and there is data on the drive that I can't loose. This is the same drive and same problem I wrote about here . I've tried Easy Recovery Pro and it will retrieve some files but the files I need it can't find. The extensions are not on the list and I don't know how to put them on the list. To add the file type I want it needs "The Following information is needed for custom file signature. Enter the signature in hexadecimal format with a maximum of 8 bytes. (i.e. 1A 00 00 03 00 00 14 00). The signature offset should be zero relative and less than 512 bytes" The files I'm looking for have extensions of .m2v, .mpg, .m2v. Is there an easier way to retrieve my data. Easy Recovery Pro will recover files but they are not the same names and I'm not sure there are the files I need. As a last resort, I've requested a quote from OnTrack data recovery. Is there a way to get the partition table back and all the files with the original names and directories?

A:Partition table gone on HDD

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AVG Free Ed. found an item on my last scan. It says Partition table (MBR) and then Change on the Result/Infection column. what is this? do i have a virus?

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Okay, so I decided to fully erase all files from my hard drive, so after running the Toshiba wizard, it deleted all previous files, ( but didn't download the files that the laptop came with? ). So when I start to turn the laptop on it gives me the error message invalid partition table, and when I try to insert the recovery disks, nothing changes, it still shows invalid partition table. Is there a way to make the disk load or to make the message disappear?

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Hello, im link2998.
While trying to get rid of a virus an attempt was made to rewrite my machines infected mbr, but it go messed up. To fix it I got a boot disk and ran the auto-repair option several times. I think the mbr is repaired but now when I boot from the hd it says "invalid partition table" and doesn't continue.
I tried going to the command line and typing bootrec /fixboot but i get "Element not found".
Any help would be appreciated.

A:invalid partition table

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so I recently installed Win 7 OEM from DVD as the only running OS on my notebook after I messed around with shrinking the windows partiton on Win 8.
But when I try to install Linux now as 2nd OS, it shows me, that all of my HDD space is unallocated, although WIn7 is installed. Gparted live says the same, so almost certainly my partition table is damaged. Gparted tells me that the partition table "has GPT signatures but is corrupted" or something like this. If I click on "information" I dont get any warnings/errors like mentioned here: http://gparted.org/h2-fix-msdos-pt.php
So what would be the best way to get that right again? Thanks

A:Damaged partition table

See this. Run Fixparts. Hopefully it works for you. Remember to backup your partition table. You can use your Linux install disk to do it. I would also back up any important data you have on the Windows partition.
Another option would be to delete all partitions and reinstall Windows 7 letting it partition and format the drive as a MBR disk. Shrink the the partition with Gparted and then install Linux.
Was there any reason you decided to get rid of Win8?

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Hey guys. I have a problem. My netbook came with Windows preinstalled with all of the recovery partitions, etc. I want to change the drive from MBR to GUID. Is there a way that I cam do this without losing all of my partitions? I'm quad-booting from 3 drives and it'd be nice to be able to use one drive :P I have tried extended partitons but it's hard to shrink my windows drive to send free space to the extended partition (IDK how...)

Please help me fix this!

Thanks in advance!

**EDIT** ok so I've done some research to find out about something called a "dynamic disc". I am willing to try this if possible

A:[Need Help]MBR to GUID partition table help

Have a look at this tutorial.

Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk

And this one.

Convert a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk

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i had a problem with my system.my hard disk is 20gb.i have made 4 partitions of 5gb each.c partition is NTFS and the other are FAT32. My Operating System is windows 2000 server. My hard disk has bad sectors. so occasionally the Operating system gets corrupted.
so this time when it happened I installed 2000server in the D drive and formatted C.C was the active partition. After formating when i reststarted it was not booting.the message was NTLDR is missing. So i Boot from floppy disk. It was having boot sector virus which affected my system.
Now the partition is not displayed.
The hard drives are not displaying. Is there any way to retrieve the partition table and my data.

A:Problem with partition table

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Recently slapped a 80gb hdd back in my server thats been lyin around my room for ages, when it booted up the drive wasnt working properly windows reported it as RAW and there wasnt much I could do but format and restart. Theres 74Gb of games on there so that aint really an option.

Ive had a look on the net and came across www.diydatarecovery.nl, their site says the boot sector is screwed up.

PM comes up as a "???" filesystem and then says: http://www.powerquest.com/support/primus/id957.cfm

Ive tried copyin the partiton data to another drive exactly the same but it errors as above, tried ghost and PM.

Anybody know of a free package to fix this ? Diskpatch is $40 :blackeye:

A:Broken Partition Table?

its NTFS m8

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There was a huge storm earlier and it seems it blew one of my hard drive's partition table. It is a WD20EARS (2 TB) under a GPT scheme. I tried restoring the table in TestDisk, but now my partition starts on the wrong sector, if I understand correctly. It originally had only one 2TB NTFS partition and that was it.

TestDisk says:

Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive1 - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
Current partition structure:
Partition Start End Size in sectors

1 P MS Data 264192 3907028991 3906764800

P=Primary D=Deleted

I think its weird it starts at 264192 instead of 0 or 1. So anyway, I restored the partition table as shown, rebooted, and then Windows considers my partition to be RAW.

Does the partition actually start after 129MB (264192)? Is this my real partition? Is TestDisk wrong? Any thoughts on this?

I tried re-analyzing, but this time under Intel/PC scheme instead of EFI GPT. I re-wrote this way, but didn't really make much of a difference. Still trying to find out why there is a 129MB/264 192 sector gap at the beginning.

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I just installed a new HDD into my HP Pavilion zv6000 laptop. I am trying to reinstall XP and I get the following message:

PXE:E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM

invalid partition table

I reset the bios to defaults and the same thing happens. I have turned off the nic card in the bios, and move the CD Drive up so the laptop will boot from the CD and I still get the same thing. I checked the HDD in the bios and it passed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot

A:Invalid Partition Table

The PXE message means it's trying to boot from the network.

Do you have a genuine Windows XP CD? Those should be bootable. Put the CD in the drive, make sure CD is set as first device to boot from in the BIOS, and just boot from it. You have to pay attention because it may say press any key to boot from CD and if you miss that it'll try booting into something else.
Or are you trying to boot into a recovery CD? (I don't know if those are bootable at all).

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My computer (Home brew, quad core, 2 GB mem, Raptor boot disc, Win XP, SP 3) is constantly rebooting. It gets to the splash screen but then reboots. I used F8 to get to the menu & chose not to reboot after a failure so I could read the fail code.

The msg I got was Stop: c0000221 image ieframe.dll possibly corrupt. I have been putting off installing
Windows 7 Pro but I need to get some recent info off the C: drive before I do. I have researched this problem some & so far the possibilities are:

1. fixmbr

2. chkdsk /p /r (Isn't there another switch for chkdsk, /f for fix?)

3. Partition Magic (I have ver. 8.05)

I booted from the Windows install disc & tried chkdsk & it said the partition was corrupt.

Any other ideas? I am on the Grand Jury & I have some documents that are not backed up & need to save them if at all possible, even if I can only boot it up once.

Thanks for your help...


A:Corrupt partition table?

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this is the display when booting my laptop "invalid partition table".
any wayout?

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I have installed two operating systems windows 7 windows 10
Until today it was my problem:
I have installed Windows 7. When additionally on another drive installed windows 10 in the UEFI mode in the menu, choose the order of the boot was gone I can choose the drive with Windows 7, and the computer automatically launches the Windows boot manager,
which leads to run Windows 10. The second system can only run when you press F8 and select the previous disc. Is it possible to restore the boot menu?
My motherboard is the Asus Maximus VII Hero of UEFI ows 7 on MBR and Windows 10 on a GPT partition in UEFI mode
So I fixed it:
After removing the disc from the second system (Windows 10) and restart the computer, you insert it back into UEFI drive with windows 7 installation CD (repair system) added to the boot menu windows 10 and windows 10 plate repaired file Winload.exe, so you
run the two systems (I have a choice).
At the moment when I would choose to repair the disc windows 7 displays a message that the version is not compatible with the version of the tool to repair the system, which can not fix the system, and the error is:

During the repair the system displays a "can not be found on your operating system files. Action repairs: Repair partition table. Result: Failure. Error code = 0x490.

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How can I fix the disk/partition table? And as a last resort how can the files be recovered if the partition table cant be fixed?

OS = Windows XP
DISK = Disk2 (System is not located on this disk)

A:[HELP]currupt dsk/partition table


sorry for the bump could could really use some help here.....thx

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My mom could not turn on her computer this morning because the screen would remain black and give her the message "bootable partition in table".

Resetting the computer doesn't do anything, so we're a little stuck. Help would be appreciated.


EDIT: Sorry, it's a Windows XP Home Edition.

A:bootable partition in table?

Take a look here. Got google?

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I have a Dell XPS M1330 laptop with Vista home premium 64 bit sustem. The computor has worked fine until last week when it refused to boot. After the dell flash screen I get a black screen with a error message (invalid partition table) By pushing f12 i was able to run a diagnostics test that was normal. I took out the HD and connected it to another computor and was able to download my files and it also appeared to be working fine. Could this be the MBR or some other problem. Does anyone know of a good 3rd party disk to repair the MBR or the partition table?
Thanks for your help. RVioce

A:Invalid partition table

Hello RVioce, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might run a Startup Repair on the drive to see if it may be able to automatically fix it for you.

Hope this helps,

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Not sure where this belongs, please move it if inappropriate.

I tried to delete a partition using W2K disk management and it looks
like it corrupted the partition table. Disk management said that I
needed to change the partition number of my W2K system partition in
boot.ini, which I did. I had Fedora Linux and W2K installed. Neither one
boots anymore and grub can't find the linux system partition. (Fedora
should be unaffected by boot.ini) Does anyone know of a tool that can
restore partition tables ?

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Hi all
i am new to the forum, my problem is that i am running windows 7 32bit on my kids pc, but on my pc i am running windows 7 64bit. the problem is on my kids pc - don't know what they have or haven't done to it, but it won't boot up in windows and keeps saying invalid partition table. when i put in the 32bit windows disk, and go to bios to change it to boot up from dvd rom, it keeps coming up with cdboot:cannot boot from cd - code:5.
basically i would love to just repair and save files on hard drive but if that's not possible then i need to wipe hard drive to start again. orginally the pc was running windows xp pro and then i over-rite with windows 7, the computer is old but does work properly been running windows 7 for about a year now, hard drive has been connected as ide, only has usb1 on the computer,this is just a basic description of the computer, in the bios it is seeing; hard drive and cd rom. any step by step guide would be greatly appreciated. thanks.

A:invalid partition table

this may help u
Boot error code: 5

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I have on occasion been confronted with a drive that suddenly lost its Partition Table and/or Master Boot Record. I'm looking for an inexpensive or free utility that will back up these items to floppy (or some other place), preferably that will run in DOS mode. Of course, if it will not restore in DOS mode, it would not be of much use.

I got Norton Utilities today; but, I haven't broken the seal on the package yet. I don't know if NU will do the job and I have an e-mail in to them asking if it will. According to their autoresponse, it could be as late as Tuesday before I get an answer. I will wait to break the seal when I know for sure. Does anyone here know?

A:Backing Up MBR and Partition Table

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Hi everyone
My computer freezes up about 3 times a week. Everything including my mouse pointer freezes CTRL ALT DEL does nothing all i can do is shut it down with the power button.

Then I have to put in my recovery disk and do a start up repair. I get the smame message everytime - The partition table does not have a valid system partition. It say it has been repaired and the computer boots up and everythning works for a day maybe 2 and then it freezes up amd I am forced to do the repair again and again and again.

Does anyone have any ideas about what I can do to stop this? I have run check disk.

I am using Vista 64 service pack 2

Thanks so much for any ideas

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