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BRANDONN2008

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No Bootable Partition in Table
« on: January 29, 2010, 05:24:34 AM »
Hello. I tried to give HostsMan another go, this time manually disabling the DNS Client, and setting its startup to manual. Upon installing HostsMan and restarting, i get a black screen saying "no bootable partition in table". After restarting, it said it again. I went into my BIOS to try changing boot priority, but then figured I would make things worse. I exited without saving and Windows booted normally. I noticed HostsMan saying I should disable the DNS Client! I checked it under services and it was running, even though I had shut it off and set it to manual. Afterwards I restored to a system restore point I made just before installing HostsMan, since that seems to be the only way to fix the problems caused by it. Anyway, is this "no bootable partition in table" a hardware error from my hard drive, or did HostsMan really screw something up?

YoKenny

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Re: No Bootable Partition in Table
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2010, 06:20:30 AM »
I find it hard that HostsMan would cause a hardware problem with a hard drive and even that System Restore would fix this error.

Read:
Fix No Bootable Partition in Table at start up
http://www.ferolen.com/blog/fix-no-bootable-partition-in-table-at-start-up

How to repair MBR on Windows 7
http://www.ehow.com/how_4836283_repair-mbr-windows.html

Are you dabbling with Linux as well?

You could use HostsXpert:
http://www.funkytoad.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=

Note:
* no install required, it runs from anywhere ...
* You will need to turn off the DNS Client service manually
* No automatic updates

BRANDONN2008

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Re: No Bootable Partition in Table
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2010, 03:32:45 PM »
I'm thinking it may have been my USB drive plugged in to my computer when I restarted it.

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New Computers today are capable to boot from numerous devices including CD/DVD drive and Flash Drive/USB devices apart from HDD. if your computer try to boot from flash drive / disc without any master boot record, it will throw this error message. Try to remove any USB devices and CD/DVD from your PC. Try to make sure the boot sequence point to your HDD first in BIOS setting.

I remember I took out a USB drive plugged in before I finished messing with the BIOS and it booted fine. Hopefully this is it. I have no other OS installed or anything to mess with the MBR.

YoKenny

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Re: No Bootable Partition in Table
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2010, 08:47:11 PM »
Check out this topic:
Win32.Worm.Zimuse
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=54449.0