Windows 10: Invalid Partition File

Discus and support Invalid Partition File in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I just booted my computer and was greeted by "Invalid Partition File." I then pressed Enter and my computer booted normally. I tried restoring with... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Nisko, Sep 3, 2020.

  1. Nisko Win User

    Invalid Partition File

    I just booted my computer and was greeted by "Invalid Partition File." I then pressed Enter and my computer booted normally. I tried restoring with several images - to no avail. Can anyone tell me how to correct this problem? Thank you.....

    Nisko, Sep 3, 2020

  2. Invalid partition table

    Hi Ken,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing currently.

    I would appreciate if you can provide us the following information to help us understand the issue better.

    1. Are you able to boot up to the desktop?

    2. Did you make any changes to the computer recently?

    I understand that you get a startup error "Invalid Partition Table". Let me help you in resolving the issue.

    I would like to inform you that this issue may happen due to system file corruption. As of now, I suggest you to try the following steps to employ the DISM command lines and check if that helps:

    • Open command prompt by pressing Windows key + X and selecting “Command prompt admin”.

    • In command prompt, type the following commands and press Enter after each command:
    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Cleanupimage

    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

    • Close the command prompt and restart the PC and check if it works.
    Hope the information helps. Keep us posted on Windows related queries and we will be happy to assist you further.
    Nachappa C K, Sep 3, 2020
  3. Windows 10 "Invalid partition table."?

    How about trying rebuilding MBR?

    If you have a Windows installation disc, you can fix invalid partition table via Command Prompt, here are solutions:

    Step 1: Insert installation disc into your computer and boot PC from the disc. Click “Repair your computer”

    Step 2: Select Command Prompt in the “System Recovery Options” window.

    Step 3: Type “bootrec.exe” in Command Prompt and press “Enter”.

    Step 4: Type “/FixMbr” on Windows. Restart computer and check if the issue is fixed.

    For more solutions you can view:
    how to fix invalid partition table error on Windows
    Casimira2016, Sep 3, 2020
  4. W1zzard Win User

    Invalid Partition File

    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
    W1zzard, Sep 3, 2020

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