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: Partition table lost after Hibernate

25 Sep 2010   #21
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Take the time to read this entire tutorial.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
Ok, running the sequence of startup repairs. Will post back.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
25 Sep 2010   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

OK I'll be here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2010   #23
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
OK I'll be here.
Startup repair is unsuccessful each time. Should I still run it 3 times?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 Sep 2010   #24
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It takes at least 3 and sometime 4 successive startup repairs with a system restart between each repair to create a new set of boot files to the new location.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2010   #25
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
It takes at least 3 and sometime 4 successive startup repairs with a system restart between each repair to create a new set of boot files to the new location.
im getting BOOTMGR error sometimes when trying to get back into Win 7 install DVD. What does that mean?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2010   #26
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Do you actually have more than 1 Hard Disk Drive (HDD) connected in the PC?

If so you may have to disconnect the other HDD and leave only the one you want to do the startup repairs to, then you may have to start over and mark that as "Active" and then do the startup repairs.

See why when a snip of disk management (if available) is so helpful?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2010   #27
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Do you actually have more than 1 Hard Disk Drive (HDD) connected in the PC?

If so you may have to disconnect the other HDD and leave only the one you want to do the startup repairs to, then you may have to start over and mark that as "Active" and then do the startup repairs.

See why when a snip of disk management (if available) is so helpful?
lol yes. Although I did list a second HD in my first post titled Backup i think. I will give that a shot and post back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2010   #28
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Yes sometime that is necessary to get it to create the boot files to the new location.

Sometime a second partition/HDD gets marked active through some kind of error and having 2 actives makes life very difficult when this process is needed.



We'll be here, do remember to post back with an update.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2010   #29
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Problem solved. Now, what the heck happened?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Yes sometime that is necessary to get it to create the boot files to the new location.

Sometime a second partition/HDD gets marked active through some kind of error and having 2 actives makes life very difficult when this process is needed.



We'll be here, do remember to post back with an update.
I'm into Windows woot and thanks!

Disconnected the 2nd HD and was able to reboot in Windows. I then reconnected the 2nd HD and restarted in Windows again.

This problem occurred after I Hibernated last night. The only thing I can think of is that Hibernate set my HDs to use really low power. When I woke up the computer, the BIOS got confused which HD to boot off of and it selected the 2nd HD (storage device) rather than the 1st with the System and Windows partitions.

The second thing I noticed is that the SATA cable I have has two branches. One was connected to each HD. I don't know if it makes a difference, but I switched the branches because one of them looks like the main trunk and the other looks like a branch off the main.

Maybe because the main trunk was set to the 2nd HD, my BIOS saw that as the Primary Master and the 1st HD which actually has Windows on it as the Slave. Is there a difference in the SATA cables like one branch is always supposed to be main and the other is slave?

Is my theory plausible or can anyone else offer a possible cause of this?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2010   #30
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

First, I want to say I'm glad you got back in and thanks for the update.



Now I'm going to read the rest of your post to see if I can help with an explanation but if others have ideas be sure to post because I'm often clueless.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Partition table lost after Hibernate




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to Convert MBR Partition to GPT Partition Table on 4Tbt HD
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...
Hardware & Devices
Partition Table does not have a valid system partition
hi guys trying for 2 days to run repairs as win 7 wont load anymore. startup repair says the partition Table does not have a valid system partition. and while it states it was repaired, it still comes up. Also in the box its not showing win 7 and asks to load drivers......
General Discussion
partition table issue - win7 hidden partition formatted
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...
Installation & Setup
The partition table does not have a valid system partition. Pt2
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...
General Discussion
Partition Table doesn't have valid System Partition
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...
Installation & Setup


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 01:33.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App