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Windows 7: Error while trying to install win "invalid partition table"

17 Oct 2017   #1
beganov1k

Windows 8.1 Ultimate x64
 
 
Error while trying to install win "invalid partition table"

So my old HDD stoped working and I bought new one . I connected it and try to boot (install) system from USB ( i made USB bootable )(win 7 in this case i tried 8.1 too) and set 1st boot device to USB , it automaticly restarted and after i see logo of motherboard i get message "invalid partition table ".
I looked on forums but all of them have just fixes when there is a Operative System on HDD , in my case I don't have one .
Any sugestions

Have a nice day


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17 Oct 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum. Did you set usb as first boot drive the error means its booting from the hard drive how did you create the bootable usb?
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18 Oct 2017   #3
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Beganov1k,

Suspect its because you have UEFI Bios, (GPT as opposed to MBR).
It has its own install method
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums

Roy
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18 Oct 2017   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

HI,
I'd just use rufus for the usb installer
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

Although it might be bootable did you pull up the boot menu and select it from the list F8... ?
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18 Oct 2017   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Please edit your profile with ALL your hardware specs.

Roy and Mike got to the point. If your computer is set to boot only as UEFI and your USB installation disk isn't UEFI compatible or not booted on UEFI mode (F? boot menu) you receive the "invalid partition table" message.
- How did you create the boot able USB?
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