Windows 10: Invalid partition table error Solved

  1.    24 Mar 2018 #1

    Invalid partition table error


    Hi,
    I am using a Dell Latitude 3550 laptop.
    I had two OSes (Windows 10 + Linux) on this system.
    Today I decided to remove Linux and use just Windows 10.
    I removed through Disk Manager the two partition belonging to Linux (root and swap), and extended my Windows volume to whole disk.
    I also used this command:
    Code:
    c:\> bootsect /nt60 c: /mbr
    to remove "grub" bootloader (which I don't need anymore).
    After reboot, I got error "invalid partition table error".
    How can I fix this?

    p.s. I use "legacy" bios mode, not uefi.
    Thank you very much
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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       24 Mar 2018 #2

    I don't dual-boot [have enough computers not to have to] but it seems to me you took too much out. I'd boot to a Linux LiveDVD such as Mint and try to save any data you need, that exists nowhere else, to a USB drive and reinstall/reset Win10. A clean install will remove everything and should create any partitions it needs and may change from MBR to GPT/UEFI, whatever the BIOS supports.
    DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    24 Mar 2018 #3

    Berton said: View Post
    I don't dual-boot [have enough computers not to have to] but it seems to me you took too much out. I'd boot to a Linux LiveDVD such as Mint and try to save any data you need, that exists nowhere else, to a USB drive and reinstall/reset Win10. A clean install will remove everything and should create any partitions it needs and may change from MBR to GPT/UEFI, whatever the BIOS supports.
    DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD.

    Hi Berton,
    I could reinstall Windows 10 (this will surely work :) but, sincerely, I don't think this is the only option.
    With a Linux CD I checked and I am able to mount Windows partition and access to my data.
    I hope there is a fastest solution to recover OS.
    Thank you
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    25 Mar 2018 #4

    Hi, problem solved with testdisk utility (from a Linux live CD)
    I simply let testdisk guess partition layout, write MBR, et voila'
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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