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Corrupted Windows partition Table

Q: Corrupted Windows partition Table

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 this problem as the data which i am about to lose is very personal and precious to me.
Thank you.

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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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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???

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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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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.
Brandon
 

A:Partition Table corrupted

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Hi,

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?

Thanks

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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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)
VOLUME CAPACITY FREE SPACE TYPE FILE SYSTEM STATUS
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:


Quote:




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

Diskpart

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)

act

exi




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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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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A few days ago, I started having problems with my computer freezing up randomly. I have had to do several hard restarts, and then I may have to hard restart it a few times before I can get it to boot up. I have tried restoring to a few different restore points, but that didn't solve the issue. I ran Startup Repair, and it was unable to repair automatically. Here's the information it gave me:

Startup Repair V2
Problem Signature 01: unknown
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000.0.0.0.0
Problem Signature 03: 0
Problem Signature 04: 65537
Problem Signature 05: unknown
Problem Signature 06: NoOsInstalled
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 1
Problem Signature 09: FixPartitionTable
Problem Signature 10: 1168
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Any help you can give me will be much appreciated! I've only had this computer a little over a year!

Thanks! Stacie
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Scan saved at 11:51:29 AM, on 9/23/2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative Home\Hallmark Card Studio 2010 Deluxe\Planner\PLNRnote.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\Sony Picture Utility\VolumeWatcher\SPUVolumeWatcher.exe
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Is it possible to install Windows 7 on a GPT disk?

I created a RAID 0 array on my dual Xeon 5580 system and tried installing Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM. When I got to the "Where do you want to install Windows" part I used shift-F10 to open up a command window, then I used diskpart to create a GPT with the following partitions:

Disk 0 Part 1 - 102 MB EFI System
Disk 0 Part 2 - 128 MB MSR
Disk 0 Part 3 - 500 MB Primary
Disk 0 Part 4 - 7446 GB Primary

But there was a message "Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 3 (show details)" - clicking on "show details" gave me "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."

What gives? I thought Windows Vista and beyond supported GPT.

The problem with MBR is that you can't have a file system larger than 2 TB.

Cheers, Eric

A:Can't Install Windows 7 on GUID Partition Table

I believe you need a mobo that supports EFI - so it should then work.

This is for Vista :

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system...UEFIGuide.mspx

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I've been trying to upgrade (not a fresh install) a Gateway desktop from Win7 to Win10 for weeks now, but the stumbling block is that SP1 is required, but I don't have it. I've been told that I can upgrade without SP1 using a DVD with the win10 iso (from the media builder tool). However I tried that and it seems that this only works for a fresh install. When I try to do an upgrade it eventually fails for an unknown reason but likely due to SP1 missing. I don't know why microsoft thinks this service pack is so important if the OS is going to get overwritten anyway. Perhaps they wouldn't require SP1 if the knew how extraordinarily difficult it can be to get. After the SP1 update failed many times I ran a separate standalone version of the service pack that I downloaded but this too also failed. I also ran the windows update trouble shooter which said that it fixed some things and that the update should now work. However it fails the same as before (even after clearing the update cache). The error I get is "error 800F0A12". Really ... how informative! I think any other company would get laughed out of business which such an error message, and I couldn't find anywhere that Microsoft even says what this error message means. The consensus from the few threads on this error seem to indicate that it doesn't like something about my partition table. So if this is the case I thought I would include this information here:

1.) 22GB Healthy Recovery Partition
2.) 100 MB Healthy ... Read more

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Hello guyz ....
i was using windows xp from atleast 3 years .....
but about 3-4months ago my pc detected a virus ......
Firstly i couldn't fix it n i thought of re installing the windows.....
but it gave me BSOD.........
somehow i fixed the virus in safe mode....
and started using windos.......
but now about a week ago my windows got corrupted and started booting on windows logo loading screen........
so i thought of re installing the windows but it still gave that BSOD..........
screen remains there and nothing happens ......
i have to restart the pc........
But some how i fixed BSOD changing RAID TO SATA in on board devices in BIOS ...... [in mean time i was using ubuntu]......
So now that i solved the problem of BSOD [Blue screen of death] i tried to install win xp but after partition and istalling in blue screen dos like mode [when windows is half installed and pc reboots in 15 sec.s] after rebooting i got a message of ''INVALID PARTITION TABLE''.....
Still [ not loosing the hope ] checked out the threads and used PARTED MAGIC nTEST DISK
............ XP crashed; can't read HDD; "Invalid partition table". ..............
now on boot screen i get a message"PLEASE SELECT A PROPER BOOT DEVICE".........
Main problem ....now earlier when my pc was alright ...i had 4 partitions c,d,e&f...c for windows .........after solvig BSOD
i tried to install win xp in c but it said that it was not win xp compatible........so i partiti... Read more

A:Cannot install Windows XP / Invalid Partition Table / BSOD 7B Help!!!! Please

Back up all your data to a different drive, delete all your partitions, wipe & format the drive and start all over.

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Hello everyone,

when I try to install windows XP the installer doesn't show the original partition table, it only shows one partition with 130 GB space which doesn't really exist. My fdisk -l:
Code:
/dev/sda1 * 1 21744 174651392 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 21744 24193 19673088 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 24193 24322 1035264 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Code:
http://bildr.no/view/919425
What can I do to make the installer see the proper partition table?
 

A:Windows installation doesn't recognize partition table

Is this an old version of XP (pre SP2?). If so that's the problem, it needs to be slipstreamed up to SP2 or 3 or you just have to install (if you don't bluescreen because of other hardware incompatibilities (doesn't recognize a PCI-e graphics card either)) and then update and then expand the partition.
 

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Is it possible to install Windows 7 on a GPT disk?

I created a RAID 0 array on my dual Xeon 5580 system and tried installing Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM. When I got to the "Where do you want to install Windows" part I used shift-F10 to open up a command window, then I used diskpart to create a GPT with the following partitions:

Disk 0 Part 1 -  102 MB EFI System
Disk 0 Part 2 -  128 MB MSR
Disk 0 Part 3 -  500 MB Primary
Disk 0 Part 4 - 7446 GB Primary

But there was a message "Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 3 (show details)" - clicking on "show details" gave me "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."

What gives? I thought Windows Vista and beyond supported GPT.

The problem with MBR is that you can't have a file system larger than 2 TB.

Cheers, Eric

A:Is It Possible to Install Windows 7 on a GUID Partition Table Disk?

Please see the following article: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/storage/GPT_FAQ.mspxCarey Frisch

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Defect PT are different to be seen in various programs and by windows.
Can anyone explain that ??
This cannot be correct !

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Hello,

I have a Dell Latitude E6410 that has Windows 7 with a SSD hard drive. I am trying to format the hard drive and reinstall windows 7 home prem. I went into the bios changed boot list option to legacy. The only options I get are Legacy and UEFI. My hard drive is recognized in the bios. I then put my Windows 7 installation disk in and boot to it. When I get to the screen that shows my partitions I select the partition that I want to format and it says

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk.The selected disk has an mbr partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks.

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."

A:Install Windows 7 to SSD Drive, Selected Disk has MBR Partition Table.

Is there some reason you do not want to use GPT?

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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

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?
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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:

Diskpart

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)

act

exi

Click to expand...

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 I'm a command line idiot

My ... Read more

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

Any help? Thanks
 

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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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hi all,
I have an external 3TB hard drive, USB. I used a mac to partition it, 2.25TB is HFS+ (Mac OS extended - journaled) and the other is 490gb NTFS (to use on windows). It would not give me the option to use MBR (master boot record) so i used the GUID table. It works fine on macs, but windows tells me i need to reformat it. It is my understanding that most all 64bit versions of windows can read/write a GUID disk. I do not need to boot off of the drive.

this is another addition to the list of "why i hate windows"

Thanks in advanced, any help is appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 ultimate x64 will not mount GUID partition table hard disk

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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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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

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

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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I have found a few threads on this.

disconnected all my external drives.

I tried the cmd prompt...

diskpart
lis vol
sel vol *
act

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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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

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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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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
Chris

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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
Chris

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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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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I have a Lenovo OEM installed copy of Windows 7. I need to reinstall Windows 7 on it using my own disk.

On the laptop, I have 4 partitions;
Partition one called SYSTEM_DRV (200MB),
Partition two called Windows (890 GB),
Partition three for Drivers (25GB)
Partition four (20GB).

If I need to reinstall a clean Windows 7, what do I do with these 4 partitions?
Can someone please explain clearly on what's the best way to reinstall - Should I delete all partitions and then start? OR should I keep the SYSTEM_DRV partition - i.e. is this partition mandatory for BOOT OR does the Windows installation create its own BOOT partition?!!
Also, my current Partition two is non readable, and that's what contains the Windows folder.
Chkdsk ran for 5 days, and while I wasn't observing, the system rebooted - I want to know if it happens after Chkdsk?

Would formatting or wiping my Partition two - solve the corruption issue? Currently this partition is non-readable even from the command prompt.

I have searched so many threads and can NOT find anyone explain this clearly. So, if you don't know a simple answer, please don't respond.
All data backup has already been done.

A:Corrupted OEM Partition - best method to reinstall Windows 7?

If you have your data backed up then you can wipe all partitions without any worries, however make sure your HDD is not failing.

Read this first though: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
There is a section for Lenovo users at the end of tutorial.

As far as I know:
The 1st partition is needed only if you want to use BitLocker BitLocker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 2nd is where windows was installed, C: as you would see normally
The 3rd partition should contain the drivers that was installed
The 4th partition - I have no idea about

You can download a live Linux CD/DVD and burn it/create bootable USB and see it's contents, or rather you should be able to!

Have your wireless/Ethernet drivers at hand in case they are not found with Win 7 installation. Rest you can get from Windows Update and the rest from Lenovo support site (detailed in the tutorial)

I hope this helps.

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I have the same problem with my hp g71 laptop (cant read the sticker anymore). I understand you can download an iso file that has the os for windows (but you need the key to get a copy) since mine didnt come with a disk and I think my recovery partition may be corrupted.am I out of luck??

A:Windows Key-HP Laptop. Possible Corrupted Recovery Partition

What makes you think the recovery partition is corrupted?Did you try a tool such as Belarc Advisor? http://belarc.com/Install, run it and there will be a section in the results which lists product keys.

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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 0.0.0.0
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

Ronyart

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

A few extra details:\

Temp:
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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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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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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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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Im having some problems putting windows 7 on my iMac. At first, it worked fine. But i lost the reinstall disk so i made an image backup on my external hard drive. Before, i was triple booting Ubuntu, OS X, and Windows 7. I had a huge problem in windows so i restored from a backup. But now, my bootloader rEFIt keeps trying to change my mbr. whenever i try to, it makes windows unbootable. I have the MBR contents, and i noticed that it says theres 2 NTFS partitions. and when i try to install ubuntu, it wants to format the NTFS Partition and delete windows. Is there a way to fix it so i can have all three booting?
Here is the report of the hard disk.

*** Report for internal hard disk ***

Current GPT partition table:
# Start LBA End LBA Type
1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT)
2 409640 976836311 Mac OS X HFS+
3 977098752 1953523711 MS Reserved

Current MBR partition table:
# A Start LBA End LBA Type
1 1 409639 ee EFI Protective
2 409640 981614631 07 NTFS/HPFS
3 * 981614632 1953520064 07 NTFS/HPFS

MBR contents:
Boot Code: Unknown, but bootable

Partition at LBA 40:
Boot Code: None (Non-system disk message)
File System: FAT32
Listed in GPT as partition 1, type EFI System (FAT)

Partition at LBA 409640:
Boot Code: None
File System: HFS Extended (HFS+)
Listed in GPT as partition 2, type Mac OS X HFS+
Listed in MBR as partition 2, type 07 NTFS/HPFS

Partition at LBA 977098752:
Boot Code: Windows BOOTMGR (Vista)
File System: NTFS
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A:Partition table messed up?

I may not be much help with the Mac part but I can explain why ubuntu wants to reformat the two MS volumes you have there. Any distro will need to see at least one VFat or subsitute Fat 32 volume to install onto. That would be called the "root" file system partition whether primary or extended as far as the partition type.

The ubuntu installer mainly wants to reserve the entire with the automatic install while you will need to select the manual partitioning option before anything else goes wrong in order to see the distro reinstalled. Then you can manually select the intended root partiion(primary in this case) for ubuntu to install onto.

Note the root partition must be made the mount point "/" using the partition edit option to avoid seeing Grub installed into the Windows mbr. The boot loader you use will then be directed to the information found on the root itself when selecting ubuntu. Often installing Windows last will insure that as the default OS and bootable since other OSs will effectively replace the Windows mbr entries with their own.

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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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How to fix XP multi partition bootloader?

XP no longer offer option to select whatever partition to boot during startup. The primary partition was reinstalled on a multi XP partition machine. Now the pc boot straight to C: and the partitions are browsable.

1. Tryed XP recovery cd "fixmbr". No change.

Any other suggestions?

A:Partition Table Restoration

Welcome to TSF.

You have to edit a file called boot.ini.

How many XP installations do you have?
On which partitions are they located?

Post a screenshot of Disk management. (Right click "My computer" > choose "Manage" > Disk Management)

How to post a screenshot.

Open boot.ini:
Click Start > Run - type sysdm.cpl > click OK.
In system properties: Click the Advanced tab >
click Settings under Startup and Recovery >
Under System Startup, click Edit.

Boot.ini will open in Notepad - copy the text and paste it in your next post.

With the info we can write new multi-boot instructions.

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My win7 was crashing while booting, windows repair could not repair the booting.
Then I tried reinstalling win7 but on drive selection window, win7 could not detect any partition.
So I tried some bootable softwares and got to know that my partition table is damaged.
Is there any way to repair the partition table????

A:Partition table problem!!!

Do you have anything on the drive you would like to save?

If not, use the clean command in Diskpart. See this tutorial: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

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also i can't run the Cd-rom for repairing....

A:Invalid partition table

I would have your MOBO checked.

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