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Hello  this could be a real message or a fake one if u have any removable storage devices attached such as a flash drive this would cause that problem just remove it and restart  also that could be a real problem with the partition table this requires formating also u can fix it using some programs but it contains no important file i prefer formating
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HP Pavilion Slimline s5503w will not load. Replaced CMOS battery & now, all I can get is DOS or Cmd Prompt


If you mean a flat 'blinking' Cursor at the top-left of the Display.....then the load process did not complete; it halted at the partition table which could not be found.

some causes of this : In order of likely-hood

Invalid Boot Sector (it is pointing to the wrong place,)
(if you have Win7 or 8, startup repair will usually fix this.)

Bad Read-Head on the Hard drive causing errors (must replace hard drive.)

Virus.

May 29, 2014 | PC Desktops

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How To Recover Lost, Deleted Or Missing Files And Partitions


1. If TestDisk is not yet installed, it can be downloaded from <a href="http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download">TestDisk Download</a>. Extract the files from the archive including the sub-directories.<br /><br />2. To recover a lost partition or repair the filesystem from a hard disk, USB key, Smart Card, etc., you need enough rights to access a physical device. <ul> <li> <img src="dos.png" /> Under DOS, run TestDisk.exe </li> <li> <img src="win.png" /> Under Windows, start TestDisk (ie testdisk-6.9/win/testdisk_win.exe) from an account in the Administrator group. Under Vista, right-click testdisk_win.exe and then "Run as administrator" to launch TestDisk. </li> <li> <img src="linux.png" /> Under Unix/Linux/BSD, you need to be root to run TestDisk (ie. sudo testdisk-6.9/linux/testdisk_static) </li> <li> <img src="macosx.png" /> Under MacOSX, if you are not root, TestDisk (ie testdisk-6.9/darwin/TestDisk) will restart itself using sudo after confirmation on your part. </li> <li> <img src="os2.png" /> Under OS/2, TestDisk doesn't handle a physical device, only a disk image. Sorry. </li></ul> 3. To recover partition from a media image or repair a filesystem image, run: <br /> <ul> <li> testdisk image.dd to create a raw disk image </li> <li> testdisk image.E01 to recover files from an Encase EWF image </li> <li> testdisk 'image.???' if the Encase image is split into several files. </li></ul> 4. <img src="linux.png" /> <img src="macosx.png" /> To repair a filesystem not listed by TestDisk, run testdisk device, i.e. <br /> <ul> <li> testdisk /dev/mapper/truecrypt0 or testdisk /dev/loop0 to repair the NTFS or FAT32 boot sector files from a TrueCrypt partition. The same method works with filesystem encrypted with cryptsetup/dm-crypt/LUKS. </li> <li> testdisk /dev/md0 to repair a filesystem on top of a Linux RAID device. </li></ul>5. Choose Create to instruct Testdisk to create a <a href="http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Log_file">log file</a> containing technical information and messages, unless you have a reason to append data to the <a href="http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Log_file">log</a> or you execute TestDisk from read only media and must create the <a href="http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Log_file">log</a> elsewhere.<br /><br />6. Choose None if you do not want messages and details of the process to be written into a <a href="http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Log_file">log file</a> (useful if for example Testdisk was started from a read-only location).<br /><br />7. Press Enter to proceed.<br /><br />8. All hard drives should be detected and listed with the correct size by TestDisk:<br /><img src="moz-screenshot.png" /><img src="pctech1.gif" /><br /> <ul> <li> Use up/down arrow keys to select your hard drive with the lost partition/s. </li> <li> Press Enter to Proceed. </li></ul> <img src="macosx.png" /> If available, use raw device /dev/rdisk* instead of /dev/disk* for faster data transfer. <br /><br />9. TestDisk displays the partition table types: <span><img src="Partition_table_type.gif" /></span> <ul> <li> Select the partition table type - usually the default value is the correct one as TestDisk auto-detects the partition table type. </li> <li> Press Enter to Proceed. </li></ul><br />10. TestDisk displays the menus:<br /> <span><img src="Menus.gif" /></span> <ul> <li> Use the default menu "Analyse" to check your current partition structure and search for lost partitions. </li> <li> Confirm at Analyse with Enter to proceed. </li></ul> 11. Now, your current partition structure is listed. Examine your current partition structure for missing partitions and errors: <br /> <span><img src="Analyse.gif" /></span> <ul> <li>The first partition is listed twice which points to a corrupted partition or an invalid partition table entry.</li> <li>Invalid NTFS boot points to a faulty NTFS boot sector, so it's a corrupted filesystem.</li> <li>Only one logical partition (label Partition 2) is available in the extended partition. One logical partition is missing.</li></ul>12. Confirm at <i><b>Quick Search</b></i> to proceed. <span><img src="Vista_check.gif" /></span> <ul> <li> Confirm according to your OS and created partitions to proceed. </li></ul>13. During the <i><b>Quick Search</b></i>, TestDisk has found two partitions including the missing logical partition labeled <i><b>Partition 3</b></i>. <a href="http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/File:First_results.gif"><img src="First_results.gif" /></a> <ul> <li> Highlight this partition and press <i><b>p</b></i> to list your files (to go back to the previous display, press q to Quit).</li> <li>If all directories and data are correctly listed, Press Enter to proceed. </li></ul> 14. Save the partition table or search for more partitions?<br /> <span><img src="Search_menu.gif" /></span> <ul> <li> <i><b>When all partitions are available</b></i> and data correctly listed, you should go to the menu <b>Write</b> to save the partition structure. The menu Extd Part gives you the opportunity to decide if the extended partition will use all available disk space or only the required (minimal) space. </li> <li> <i><b>If you are still missing a partition</b></i>, highlight the menu <i><b>Deeper Search</b></i> (if not done automatically already) and press Enter to proceed. </li></ul>

on Feb 20, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Invalid partition table


This means that the operating system has crashed.. You can try to insert the operating system's disk and you can repair the operating system.

This happens when some file are missing which are essential for the system start up.

Could you please inform me about the operating system that you previously had? It would be easier for me to help you.

Thanks

Apr 20, 2012 | ASUS Essentio PC Desktops

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I have a inspiron i1011-26600bk and its telling me a message that says Loading PBR for descriptor 2...done. What should I do?


"Loading PBR for descriptor 2 ... failed" would be the exact error message if the MBR is unable to load the partition boot record for the second partition. There may be more, but here are three possible causes:
1) the partition table is corrupted so that the descriptor points to the wrong place (i.e., says the partition is one place when it's really somewhere else);

2) the partition table descriptor points to the right place, but the boot record there is corrupted or has been erased;
3) The hard disk is failing and having trouble reading the sector with the boot record.

To check (1), visit www.goodells.net/dellrestore/fixes.htm and download the dsrfix utility. In short, if dsrfix reports a clean bill of health, then (1) isn't the problem.

To check (3), run hard disk diagnostic tests. Press F12 when the machine is starting and see if the bios boot menu offers you a hard disk diagnostic test that you can run. Or even better, if you know the brand of the hard disk, most manufacturers should have a free diagnostic utility you can download to test the hard disk.

If it's not (1) or (3), then use Ctrl+F11 to run the Dell restore utility to recreate the Windows partition.

Mar 12, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Emachines EL1320-01 desktop computer running windows XP. The computer is stuck in an infinate reboot. will not boot in safe mode. will not enter utility partition when I press F11 durring bootup. Need...


Had the same problem. Luckily I'm a Computer Technician so I had the experience to know that you can use a Bootdisk (Such as Dell DSRFix or Partition Magic Partition Table Editor) to temporarily change the partition from 00 to 80 on the Hidden Recovery Partition. This requires you to put the 00 where the current 80 is on the normal 'C Drive' partition. You will most likley need to change the 00 & 80 back to the way it was, after you are finished re-loading the factory copy of windows. Note: If you opt to utilize the Dell DSRFix Tool, you only want to use the Partition Table Editor (not the DSRFix, as this is an E-Machine).

Oct 16, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I have a laptop Hp with original OS (i3), i found out that it has only one Partition, can i make it 2 or 3 partitions without reformatting it?


Yes you can use programs like Partition Magic that allows you to create, resize and merge partitions on your hard drive without destroying data. It can also help organize and protect your data, run multiple operating systems, convert file system types and fix partition table errors.

Aug 22, 2010 | Acer Aspire T690 (AST690UP820A) PC...

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GX520 error


To resolve this issue, consider the following steps:
  1. Boot up the computer with a Microsoft Windows 98 boot up disk or Windows XP recovery console. Select the correct bootup device before you do that.
  2. At the DOS command prompt, type in: fdisk
  3. Now, you will be prompted with the following question

    • Do you wish to enlarge large disk support (Y/N) ?
  4. Enter: Y
  5. Now to check for active partition, enter: 2

    Look under the Status column. The active partition is usually assigned to the drive which contains your operating system.
  6. If there's no active partition set, enter the number of the partition to make active

    Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.
I hope this is what you are lookin for..I am still tryin to build my profile so ratings especially the good ones really help

Aug 08, 2008 | Dell OptiPlex GX520 PC Desktop

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Invalid partition


wat is the model of the systemand the os of the system did you try the last known configuration .if not try the safe mode .if you could provide the info i might be able to help

May 22, 2008 | A Computer By Design PC Desktops

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