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: The partition table does not have a valid system partition

31 Jan 2011   #41
Microsoft MVP


If the data is off the HD, then from PW Disk tab Wipe with one set of zeroes (secure erase).

Next from Disk tab or by rightclicking drive run Surface Scan to test the HD, with both boxes ticked.

Next rightclick to format NTFS Primary partition(s), assign a letter. Rightclick on partition(s) to Check File System.

This should give it a clean bill of health and set it up at the same time.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jan 2011   #42
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

I feel the very best way would be to use diskpart from an elevated command window to run a clean all (wipe) of the HDD, that will leave it as "Raw" space that can then be reformatted using Windows disk management for further use.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 The partition table does not have a valid system partition

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
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
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
General Discussion
The partition table does not have a valid system partition
Hi all after fitting a sata card my computer wouldn't reboot?, i'm running a dual boot system with easy bcd with win 7 ultimate as default and win 8.1 so i put in my win 7 installation disk and boot from that first time round i see win 7 in the box to select but didn't because a new window...
General Discussion
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 16:18.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App