My Laptop would not boot anymore!

Posted on 2013-10-28
Last Modified: 2013-11-01
I upgrade my 2nd HARD Disk to 1tb and I was getting an Invalid Partition Table! error. In an attempt to repair the boot information, I damage my C drive and now it would not boot.
Question by:frankbustos
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Skyler Kincaid
ID: 39606476
What operating system are you using? Have you tried to remove the 1TB drive and boot the system up with just your OS drive?

Author Comment

ID: 39606858
window 7, removing the 1tb gives the same results. I tried to do a repair with a boot disk and same results.
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Skyler Kincaid
ID: 39607252
It sounds like you may need to do a repair on the partition table. You should download something like GPARTED (it is a live CD) and see if you can repair it.

Without knowing what you did when you were trying to get the 1TB drive to work it is going to be very difficult to get you back up and running. When you said you tried to repair the boot information what exactly did you do?
Turn Insights Into Action

You’ve already invested in ITSM tools, chat applications, automation utilities, and more. Fortify these solutions with intelligent communications so you can drive business processes forward.

With xMatters, you'll never miss a beat.

LVL 92

Accepted Solution

nobus earned 500 total points
ID: 39607986
if you're running Windows 7  i suggest to run a repair :      

you can also try the paragon rescue cd -  and the boot corrector tool :
LVL 47

Expert Comment

ID: 39608037
First of all tell us what error exactly do you get when trying to boot from your C: drive with 1Tb disconnected?

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39615506
not sure what happened but I tried repair couple of times until it finally worked.
LVL 92

Expert Comment

ID: 39616085
a strange question with a strange solution

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Finding original email is quite difficult due to their duplicates. From this article, you will come to know why multiple duplicates of same emails appear and how to delete duplicate emails from Outlook securely and instantly while vital emails remai…
When you have clients or friends from around the world, it becomes a challenge to arrange a meeting or effectively manage your time. This is where Outlook's capability to show 2 time zones in one calendar comes in handy.
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit If you want to manage em…

687 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question