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

17 Oct 2017   #1

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

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

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

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18 Oct 2017   #4

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

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

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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26 Dec 2017   #6

windows 7 64

first, you can try rebuilding MBR for the disk in question. In many cases, the invalid partition table issue is caused by an corrupt MBR (Master Boot Record). Rebuilding MBR can be done in Command Prompt (boot computer using an Installation CD and locate the Command Prompt; then enter command /FixMbr and press Enter).Error while trying to install win "invalid partition table"-003.pngError while trying to install win "invalid partition table"-how-fix-invalid-partition-table-099.png
If your computer contains more than one local disks or external disk, many times, the invalid partition table is likely to happen due to incorrect boot order. On such occasion, you should restart your PC and enter Boot Menu where you can set disk boot order. Make sure your computer is booted from correct disk, save changes and restart computer.
You can view detailed steps here: How to fix "invalid partition table" error on Windows 10/8/7/XP?

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