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Windows 7: Invalid Partition Table

13 Jun 2012   #1
Ryik

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Invalid Partition Table

I have been running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit for a loooong time and all of a sudden the other day while starting my PC I got a black screen (prior to windows loading) and the "Invalid Partition Table" Error.

I have ran the WIN 7 fixers with zero luck
  • bootrec /fixmbr
  • bootrec /fixboot
  • bootrec /rebuildbcd
When I tell it to repair it cant find a Windows install.

When I try the "restore point" it says there are none, which I know is false.

Any ideas?


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13 Jun 2012   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Are you running the System Recovery Options from a bootable DVD (Installation disk or Repair Disk)?

Or are you running it from the F8 option menu?
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13 Jun 2012   #3
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Hello Ryik, welcome to SF

Sounds 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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16 Apr 2015   #4
helenekam

Windows 7, 32 bit
 
 

Pauly and TVeblen, Sorry to bug you.
I have the similar issue.
bootrec /fixmbr was sujccessful
After typing bootrec /fixboot I get " no element found.
What is wrong ? I am running the System Recovery Options from a bootable DVD. But OS is not listed in System Recovery Option.
I would appreciate any HELP !!!
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