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

10 Jul 2015   #1
Mr Resister

Windows 7 home prem x64
 
 
the partition table does not have a valid system partition

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.


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10 Jul 2015   #2
Mr Resister

Windows 7 home prem x64
 
 

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10 Jul 2015   #3
Mr Resister

Windows 7 home prem x64
 
 

I forgot to say that I can't boot into windows. I'm in the cmd prompt via my install DVD.
Iv'e run the startup repair a bunch.
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10 Jul 2015   #4
Mr Resister

Windows 7 home prem x64
 
 

To sweeten the deal, Ill plug whoever helps me in my next video. It's friday night and I can't edit. What a bum ride.....
No offense to bums.
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10 Jul 2015   #5
Mr Resister

Windows 7 home prem x64
 
 

The plot thickens. I have a hot-swap drive in my case. Thought I would re-install Win7 on a blank HDD just to see what I could see.

Turns out I forgot about an internal HDD I installed when I got this beast. I would have opened it up to double check, but it's a rackmount case in my studio. I'm an audio engineer, cables like you wouldn't believe. Or maybe you would.

anyhow,

Like I said, the OS is on a SSD. I found this looking around.

Disappearing SSD Syndrome | TechPowerUp Forums

The vernacular is a bit hard to understand for me. SATA port assignment? Dafuk? And I'm tired of trying. I'll look into doing a power cycle tomorrow. Any thoughts guys? I'm out of ideas.
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11 Jul 2015   #6
optiplex gx520

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit,Chromium OS, windows server 2008 32bit
 
 

try to reinstall again
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11 Jul 2015   #7
Mr Resister

Windows 7 home prem x64
 
 

Don't think that's going to help. The SSD is missing from the system and also the disk manager.

SSD disappears from Device manager and Disk management

It looks like the power cycle works for people. I'll try that.
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11 Jul 2015   #8
gregrocker

 

Unplug all other drives, Mark 100mb System Reserved (if you have it) or Win7 partition Partition Active
then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

When it starts power down to plug back in the other drives making sure Win7 drive stays set to boot first in BIOS setup, then post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

If this fails, download the CD ISO image of Partition Wizard, burn to CD with Windows Image Burner, boot to take a picture of the full drive map showing all listings including scrolling. Attach picture using paper clip in reply box.
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11 Jul 2015   #9
Mr Resister

Windows 7 home prem x64
 
 

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?


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11 Jul 2015   #10
Mr Resister

Windows 7 home prem x64
 
 

Sorry, I'm still working coffee through my system. I'll follow the rest of your tips.
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