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Invalid partition table

Hard disk problem the msg comeing screen is invlied partition table

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Repair the OS your using and this will fix the boot loader.

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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 | Computers & Internet

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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 Computers & Internet

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How do I fix the error: INVALID PARTITION TABLE ?


The issue is you have changed your partition table. In most cases this will erase all data on the hard drive. You must reinstall windows to the hard drive, the repair option will not work since the data is gone.

Sorry for the bad news, I hope this helps clarify your issue

Jan 24, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Toshiba error 08 064b 000 (invalid partition table) How do I fix it. I tried using the disk but it doesn't work.


Invalid Partition Table is a hard drive error and possibly is a dead hard drive. Therefore I would check the drive for errors by loading your rescue disc and attempting to get back into it. If you cannot, fit a fresh hard drive and run your rescue disc that you made when you first used the laptop.

Feb 13, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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I cannot start windows xp. Reboot not possible. I get error message Invalid partition table. Recovery package does not work, system failure. What can I do?


Sadly, you've lost the hard disk partitions. You can try to recover that with software from Hiren's Boot CD, under Partition Tools: http://www.hirensbootcd.org/. If that won't do it for you you will have to repartition the HDD and reinstall Windows, but you will lose everything from it.

The bad news is that probably the hard disk drive is failing so you may need to get a replacement.

Jan 29, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Wont boot up,black screen.message on screen says,invalid partitio


When you power up your computer, the system examines the master partition table to determine what volume to use to boot up the operating system, and detected invalid information within it. This is caused by an incorrect or missing active partition.
To resolve this issue, consider the following steps:
  • 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.
  • At the DOS command prompt, type in: fdisk
  • Question - Do you wish to enlarge large disk support (Y/N) ?
  • Enter: Y
  • 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.
  • If there's no active partition set, enter the number of the partition to make active
This must solve your problem.

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My Seagate External Hard Drive is playing up. I


Re-initialize and re-partition the hard drive.
Select "Zero all data" option if "Invalid node structure" or "Keys Out of Order" error is detected.

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Unable to install OS on Hard drive. Error PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable. PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM. Invalid partition table


When your computer failed to boot from the disk-drive, it tried to connect to a network-accessible "boot-server" via the Ethernet adapter.

However, if there's no cable connected to the computer's Ethernet port, you will get the "check the cable" error-message.

So, your real problem is "invalid partition table", which means that the very first record on the disk-drive is either missing or corrupt.
That first record contains the "partition table", which lists the size of the hard-drive, and the size of each partition (usually only one) on the hard-drive.

So, you'll need to buy an adapter that has a USB-plug on one end, and a connector for your "SATA" or "IDE" hard-drive at the other end.

Remove the hard-drive from your computer, attach it to the connector, and plug-in the USB connector to a USB port on another computer, and then use software to delete and then reconstruct the partition table.

Or, the hard-drive is failing, and must be replaced (maybe under warranty???).

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