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Best way to sort out a corrupted partition table?

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


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?


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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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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.

A:Partition Table corrupted

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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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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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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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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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Hi folks- my brother and I have just written a template for a pool league in Excel where the results are filled in in the fixtures table and the league table updates automatically. This works perfectly, but when we try to data sort so that the team with the most points goes top of the league table all the data mixes up and we have to click undo straight away!

I know it's probably something silly that we've overlooked, but we've tried everything we can think of. Any good samaritans out there to help?

A:Help! My NewExcel League Table won't sort!

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Years ago, I created a table for 2x4 labels to use on my holiday cards. Fifty people are on there now, and the original was in alphabetical order, which gave me an easy way eyeball it for necessary changes. But, as people died or disappeared for one reason or another, I filled in the empty cells with addresses of new friends.
So, I want to alphabetize the whole table by last names.
I'm running Yosemite on a Mac computer.
I have tried to sort, ascending, but, I can't seem to find a way to alphabetize by last names. Is there a way to do this? Oh, and I did select the whole table for the sort, also tried selecting only one side (column).
Thanks for your help.

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I have a table which has got 2 keys. I want to list the table with the 1st key being DESC and the 2nd key Ascending. If I set the table properties with the "ORDERBY Key1 DESC,Key2" when I open the table with a double click it opens correctly sorted. HOWEVER if I create a Combobox on my main form with the data source being that table, the corresponding drop down table is NOT in the correct order. How can I cause it to be in the same order as the properties of the table specify?

A:Solved: ComboBox List Table sort order

You should not really bother sorting Tables as data should not be viewed in it. Data from the table does not obey the table's sort order, so to overcome this use a query to get the data sorted the way that you want. Access sorts from the left first.
You can sort your combo's data by opening the Row Source SQL and adding the sort to that, do not "save it" close it and when Access asks if you want to save the SQL say yes.

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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

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 computer crashed yesterday with some sort of memory error, followed by the blue screen of death. At the same time, a file called VIP casino came up on the desktop. I don't know if this is corrupted memory alone, or if something else is responsible and hope to get some information.

I downloaded hijackthis on a separate computer and ran it from a cd on the bad computer because 1) the internet no longer works...it doesn't recognize the connection, though i can access the internet on other computers in the household. 2.) i was unable to copy the files from the cd onto the computer. i tried to create a folder on the desktop and copy the files into it, however, the folder sets itself as a read only and allows me to change it, only for it to change itself back immediately 3.) i was able to save a log file on the computer but can't copy or move the file. Several programs won't run correctly because they are missing files. A few other weird things are that the system tray or whatever it is called(the bottom right part of the screen by the clock), doesn't show all of the items that normally load and the view in windows is the classic view versus the xp blue and won't change either.

any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:56:46 AM, on 2/20/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\Syst... Read more

A:not sure if it's corrupted memory or virus of some sort?

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

Are you still having this problem? If so, can you do the following:

Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

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* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools
Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.

**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:

Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.

When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.... Read more

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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 am having so many probs. I really dont know where to start. ok....I keep getting the "internet explorer has encountered a prob. and will be shutting down" message, then I got a message saying something about an overrun ...I cant remember the first word but it stated I had corrupted database...? The computer keeps freezing, and acting all crazy, I have ran adaware-AVG, yahoo Anti-Spy, tried system restore and it said "unable to restore", I have restarted a million times. I have looked at the Task Manager to try to detect any weird looking processes-but am really not sure what to beleive anymore when I Google these things and try to figure out to keep or delete...etc. I am totally drained of ideas on how to solve this- I have gotten a message now that says TroganWin32FTP Attack has been found--I need serious help-please. TY

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I have a Windows 7 x64 Toshiba Satellite which at one point used to have an OEM version of Windows. I've had it since 2009. The hard drive died, so I had to get the hard drive replaced, and the person who fixed the computer for me also installed Windows 7 again (he replaced the hard drive...I could do that myself on an ordinary PC, I'm not so comfortable with the confines of tiny spaces in a laptop). Lately my laptop has developed an issue with Java, which I don't think is going to get resolved to be honest. It was recommended that I run sfc /scannow in cmd.exe as Admin, which I did. It didn't work, it got to 8%, stopped and said that Windows Resource Protection wasn't able to carry out the procedure. So I thought maybe I should try it in the F8 menu before it boots into Windows.
I get there, and it shows me the whole system restore, repair startup etc menu, and I choose command prompt, type in the sfc...but instead of telling me that it can't do it because WRP can't carry out the procedure, it tells me another repair process is underway. Which is odd seeing as I hadn't chosen to carry out any other repairs on the system. Then I noticed something. The prompt showed a drive labelled X: not C:, which is what I would have expected.
Now I don't know where this 'X:' drive is. I can't see it in Windows normally, and yet when I type dir/p/w (because I was being nosy and wanted to see what else there was on it), it showed a few wind... Read more

A:Is this some sort of partition or something I can't see?

X Drive is a temporary drive created for system repair functions on drive C:.

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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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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 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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Hello all,
Great site, first post!

I'm not a complete newbie, but need some help here..

So, I'm helping a friend out with their hp pavilion pc, running Windows XP Home
Primarily I am cleaning it out as it doesn't havet antivirus or firewall... yes you guessed it, it's full of spyware, viruses and trojans.. it's a mess, the worst I have seen.

Anyhow, I have removed most except for one stubborn popup adware.
The only way to properly clean it is booting into Safe Mode, which I tried over and over, while trying different things, then I decide to try running checkdisk... which is a no-go too (Cannot access volume)

Then I have a brilliant idea, I would put this hard drive as a slave, and pop in one of my hard drives (running win2k) so I can access it and run checkdisk, which I did and it completed.

So, then I take out my drive, hook the other one back up as primary and upon booting up, I get a black screen that only says No Bootable Partition Table
How the heck does check disk remove the boot partition?

What to do? I don't have the winXP disc
Can I try booting with win98 floppy or even win2k boot cd to get to a command prompt and run fdisk /mbr ? - Will that work?

Or any suggestions, very much appreciated

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Good morning, everyone !

Yesterday, I was working on my computer and my battery was completely discharged ?I did not noticed that- and that?s why Windows did not shut down properly. I got the message ? No boot sector on internal hard drive?. I? have been trying to do the System Restore using Windows 7 reinstallation disc, but I could not create a resort point and startup repair did not solve the problem. I have tried the bootrec.exe/fixmbr on Command prompt without success. Then I heard clicking noise in the hard drive. Now I have the message ? INVALID PARTITION TABLE? . If anybody could help me with this problem soon I will be really grateful. I have read some forum posts and have not found the answer. My PC is Dell Latitude 610, made in the US. Thank you very much ! Helene K.

A:Invalid partition table

ounds like windows cant see a HDD or anything it can read/understand

Check bios to make sure disk is still present

From boot/recovery CD you can access command prompt,

from there type "diskpart" then enter then "disk list" followed by enter this should give you a breakdown of any disks connected
If you have multiple disks installed you can select your boot HDD by typing "select disk 1" where 1 is the number of the disk you want to select

Typing "detail disk" will give more info on the selected disk like size, drive letter, file system and status

Link to diskpart explanation page How to use Diskpart commands line to convert/resize/delete partitions?
check it out or if you need more help post back

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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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Just got a precison M4700, and when I reinstalled the OS I nuked all the partitions (on purpose) to start from scratch.
The laptop seems totally fine except now I get an 'Invalid partition table!' message on boot.  If I hit return, it continues to boot up just fine.
How can I get rid of the annoying message?  Is there something in bios where it is seeking that now non-existing hidden partition?
Again, hitting enter allows the machine to boot up just fine, I just want to make the message go away.

A:Invalid partition table!

I have the same issue with my M6700. Did anyone solve this?

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I just recently fixed my laptop a while back ago, and now I am having problems again.

I was drawing on my laptop and I received an update for Flash Player. Well, I started to update and as soon as I clicked start, I went back to drawing.

30 seconds later, with no warning whatsoever, My computer was closing all my programs, and restarted itself with out a prompt. However, when it did reboot, I got a message saying Invalid Partition Table.

So, i was like wtf, like any person. I tried rebooting and going into safe mode. It wouldn't let me. AT ALL. The f8 function does not work. actually the only functions that do work is f2 for setup and f12 for boot options, which dont really help right now.

I cannot access anything, not even startup repair. I do not have a Windows 7 disc because neither of my computers came with one.

What can I do to fix this? Is there a way I can fix it without losing my stuff stored on it?

Its a Dell Insperon with Windows 7.

A:Invalid Partition Table

Let's have a look at the MBR (MasterBootRecord).Please try the following: You will need a USB drive/flashdrive and a new blank writable CD. Please do the following on a working computer:Download GETxPUD.exe to the Desktop.Run GETxPUD.exe
A new folder will appear on the desktop.Open the GETxPUD folder and click on get&burn.batThe program will download xpud_0.9.2.iso, and when finished will open BurnCDCC ready to burn the image.
Please be patient: This could take awhile - download file size 63MB.Click on Start and follow the prompts to burn the image to a CD.You will use this CD to boot the ailing computer from. Boot the ailing computer with the xPUD CD.(You may have to configure the Boot Menu or BIOS Setup Menu to boot first from the optical/CD/DVD drive.)
A Welcome to xPUD screen will appear.Click on File.Expand the mnt icon on the left (click on the little arrow beside the icon).
sda1, sda2 etc. ...usually correspond to your HDD partitionssdb1, sdc1 is likely to correspond to a USB flashdrive, external USB hard drive etc.Click on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?).Click Tool on the top menu, and choose Open Terminal.Type the following at the hash prompt:

dd if=/dev/sda of=mbr.bin bs=512 count=1

Note: Leave a space between the following:
dd ... the executable application used to create the backupif=/dev/sda ... the device the backup is created from (the hard drive when only one HDD exists)of=mbr.bin ... the backup file to create - note the lack of ... Read more

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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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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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I am running a small network at my house, and I have a Win2003 server that seems to have problems. It doesn't boot anymore. One suggestion was to take the hard disk, connect it to another computer and work on it. Ok, so I did that. Took the HD from the 2003 machine, got a connection kit for USB and connected it to my Win7/64 notbook. Of course, that blew up my notebook-- Help!!!
When I connected the HD, the laptop froze. Obviously, I had not choice but to remove the external hard drive and reboot. The reboot now ends up in a single line: Invalid Partition Table.
I have tried the system Recovery Options on the DVD, but the automatic options don't work. So I need to find another way to restore the partition table.
There is another thread in this forum where someone suggests to use a tool (pmagic), but the thread ends without a solution.
Can someone help me with this? I appreciate it.
I am currently downloading pmagic to see if I can do anything with that.

A:Invalid Partition table

I'm watching your topic. Let us know when you are able to successfully boot to the PartedMagic Desktop.

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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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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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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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Hi there!

I'm running WinXP SP3. My profile is on a dedicated partition formatted in EXT2 (so it could be accessed from Linux). Everything has been running smoothly, until I played stupid this morning.

I opened GParted from a LiveCD, and it listed my drive as "unallocated". After a quick search, I decided to run TestDisk (from Windows) to rewrite my partition table.

Now my system won't boot in XP: I get the "windows cannot create a temporary profile directory" at boot time, and then reboot in cycle. I cannot enter Safe Mode either...

I would have guessed the problem was due to TestDrive screwing the partition table because of the EXT2 partition. However, GParted sees my partitions just fine now, exactly as they were before (no more "unallocated drive"). I don't believe I've lost anything.

Since everything seems to be in place, it strikes me as a problem that shouldn't be hard to solve for a seasonned user, which I'm not...

Any help, please?

A:Partition Table Problem?

hiya,assuming you have your windows xp installation disc,follow these instructions.
Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer. Configure bios to boot from the CD.
When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter "E". This letter may be different on your computer.

copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\
Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.

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