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Wont boot up,black screen.message on screen says invalid partition table

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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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Invalid Partition Table


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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. 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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.

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Your boot record is corrupted. You'll want to boot to the Windows 2000 Recovery Console.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/229716/

Try running the chkdsk /r command first. It may take about 30+mins to finish. If that doesn't get it, then you'll want to try fixing the boot record:

command-> FIXBOOT loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); fixboot drive name: Use this command (where drive name is the drive letter where the boot sector will be written) to write the new Windows boot sector code on the boot partition. This command fixes problems where the Windows boot sector is corrupted. The Emergency Repair process also fixes the boot sector. This command overrides the default of writing to the system boot partition.

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WARNING: This command has the potential to damage your partition tables if a virus is present or a hardware problem exists. This command may lead to inaccessible partitions. Microsoft suggests running antivirus software before using this command.

The name can be obtained from the output of the map command. If this is left blank, the boot device's MBR is fixed, for example:
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