"No bootable partition in table"

Discussion in 'Computer Memory and Hard Drives' started by Dimitri, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. Dimitri

    Dimitri Member

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    I left my computer on when I went out and when I came home it was no longer in Windows and it just said "No bootable partition in table" on the screen. When I try restarting it I get the same.

    What's going on? What can I do? Is my HDD toast?
     
  2. _Pete_

    _Pete_ Active Member

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    Try removing anything connected by USB nd try again.
     
  3. Dimitri

    Dimitri Member

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    Jesus, that did it! What's the explanation? (and should I be worried that my HDD might be going?)
     
  4. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    What did you have connected to the usb? You can run a diagnostic on the HDD.
     
  5. Dimitri

    Dimitri Member

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    It was a USB drive.

    What software could I use for the HDD diagnostic?
     
  6. _Pete_

    _Pete_ Active Member

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    It's not likely that your hard drive is on the way out but it wont hurt to test it and, if you haven't already, back up your important stuff. Windows trying to boot from a non-bootable USB device is quite common. I do not know why Windows does it randomly but it does especially Win 10. Perhaps you need to check your BIOS and make sure that it is not set to "USB first boot device." Oh and just for the record I just used Google and put in "no bootable partiton in table" and it came up with an answer. I have seen this problem before though a few times but on this forum people are too eager to jump down one's throat for bad advice so even though it is frowned on I use google to confirm. I would have posted the link but that has brought out the shouty people as well. You can also use Google to find a decent free HDD checker. Watch out for the junlk and the adverts that come the freebies though.
     

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