Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Invalid Partition Table

13 Jun 2012   #1

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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2012   #2

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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2012   #3

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:)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Apr 2015   #4

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 !!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Get invalid partition table while trying to install win from usb
Hi all, I've tried several ways to format and copy my win 7 installation into the USB. I've also tried this tutorial and this tutorial, but it always says invalid partition table while booting. I've putted the USB-HDD first in the priority on the bios boot priority. Could it be my...
Installation & Setup
An OS clone or a Rescue USB stick results in Invalid Partition Table
If I try to use (for instance) a Macrium Reflect Rescue USB stick, I set my BIOS to look at the USB ports first. Then, I reboot and The first message I see is "Invalid Partition Table." The USB stick didn't work because it didn't boot my PC. If I create a clone of my primary disk (with the OS on...
General Discussion
Invalid partition table
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...
Hardware & Devices
invalid partition table
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...
General Discussion
Invalid partition table
also i can't run the Cd-rom for repairing....
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:37.
Twitter Facebook