How to Fix a Bad Partition Table

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How to Fix a Bad Partition Table
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A partition table is the portion of your hard drive that contains information regarding the various system partitions written to the drive. A faulty partition table can prevent you from reading or writing to the partitions on your computer, a clearly undesirable result. Repair a faulty partition table by utilising the Bootrec tool in the Startup Repair options of your operating system.

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Things you need

  • Windows installation DVD

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  1. 1

    Insert the Windows DVD into the computer.

  2. 2

    Restart the computer. Press any key to boot from DVD when prompted.

  3. 3

    Select your language, currency and keyboard settings. Press "Next."

  4. 4

    Click "Repair your computer." Select the drive containing Windows and press "Next."

  5. 5

    Click "Command Prompt," type "Bootrec.exe" and press "Enter." Type "bootrec /fixmbr" and press "Enter" to repair the master boot record, including the partition table(s).

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