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Windows 7: the partition table does not have a valid system partition

11 Jul 2015   #11
Mr Resister

Windows 7 home prem x64
 
 

Tried running startup repair anyway.
Big surprise here.




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11 Jul 2015   #12
Mr Resister

Windows 7 home prem x64
 
 

I re-installed Win7 on a blank HDD.
After installation, I shut it down.
Re connected my SSD.
Rebooted from the fresh install.
Here is what I found. No SSD. WHY!?
Wouldn't it show up in one form or another?


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11 Jul 2015   #13
Mr Resister

Windows 7 home prem x64
 
 

Installed minitool partition wizard. I still don't see the other drive. Where the hell did it go?
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11 Jul 2015   #14
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Make sure SSD power and data cables are plugged in tight at both ends. Also try DVD drive's cables.

Use the first SATA port on your motherboard (check manual for SATA_0 or SATA_1) for SSD.
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11 Jul 2015   #15
Mr Resister

Windows 7 home prem x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Make sure SSD power and data cables are plugged in tight at both ends. Also try DVD drive's cables.

Use the first SATA port on your motherboard (check manual for SATA_0 or SATA_1) for SSD.
It's plugged into using the DVD cable, and that is the first port on the mobo. Everything else is disconnected. So it's showing up under the first boot option. That is SATA_0 is it not?

Thank you both gregrocker and GokAy for your help.


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11 Jul 2015   #16
Mr Resister

Windows 7 home prem x64
 
 

I did a search, It looks like "IBA GE" is an Intel SSD.
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11 Jul 2015   #17
gregrocker

 

What do you mean you installed Partition Wizard? I asked you to boot its disk and post back a picture of the full drive map. I couldn't have been more specific.
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11 Jul 2015   #18
Mr Resister

Windows 7 home prem x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr Resister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Unplug all other drives except the Win7 drive, confirm that it's 100mb System Reserved partition (if you have it) or C (if you don't) is Partition Marked Active
then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts. You can then plug back in the other drives making sure the Win7 drive remains set to boot first in BIOS setup. Then let us see a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image .

If this fails plug back in all drives, boot free Partition Wizard which will give you a Disk Mgmt picture. Take a camera snap of the full windows showing all listings, scrolling if necessary. Attach the picture(s) in your reply.
After 2 hours this morning disconnecting a myriad of gear to access my rack, here is a punch list, following your instructions. As best I can.

-ALL peripherals, internal and external drives disconnected, except my SSD where the Win7OS is installed.
-Since I can't see if the drive is active. I'm going to boot from the install DVD.
-The OS doesn't show up in the system recovery options.
-Running cmd prompt to make drive active.
-SSD not showing up in the list.

From here, I don't know where to go.
Do I move on to the partition wizard?
Do I hit myself in the temple with a hammer?
gregrocker, is the picture I attached not the full drive map? this is quoted from the first page. Either I misunderstood, or you didn't see this post.
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11 Jul 2015   #19
Mr Resister

Windows 7 home prem x64
 
 

THe picture didn't post again by me quoting it. It's on the first page.
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12 Jul 2015   #20
gregrocker

 

Is that Partition Wizard boot disk picture because I don't see it?

I asked for PW boot disk because it can often see what Disk Mgmt isn't since it is run from boot, and when there are conflicts it is the authoritative picture.

While booted into PW also run the Partition surface test with Partition Wizard . If it indicates bad sectors then run the hard drive maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

If the hard drive persists in not showing up, check or replace its cables, try a different port, try it in a different PC.
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