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How to Fix Invalid Partition Table Error on Dell

2016-03-03 16:29:02 Posted by Jean to Partition Manager

If you got the invalid partition table error message on your Dell computer while trying to install Windows onto a Solid State Drive(SSD), you need to learn how to fix the invalid partition error and put Dell into a normal state.

Error: Invalid Partition Table

I'm using Dell Precision with one SSD and one SATA drive. When try to install Windows 10 OS onto the SSD, I got the error message "invalid partition table". I don't encounter any other problematic issues on the drive in recently. What's the matter? How can fix invalid partition table error on Dell and put it into a normal state?

Invalid partition table error? How did it come? If you have a Solid State Drive installed on the Dell computer, and try to install Windows OS onto the drive either by manually or using a custom image, you may possibly get the error message. To repair the partition table, you need to update BIOS. However, in this situation, you may not be able to access to the operating system, so firstly to a bootable USB drive is indispensable.

Solution: Create Bootable USB Drive And Install BIOS on to Dell

As I've said, to correct the invalid partition table, just update the BIOS to the latest version and install it onto Dell. How to get the BIOS update in case that your Windows operating system is inaccessible? You will need to access to another system and create a bootable USB flash drive.

  • First. Create EaseUS Partition Master bootable USB (make sure your Dell computer have installed EaseUS Partition Master)

1. Download and install EaseUS Partition Master on a working computer, and connect the USB drive to the computer.

2. Click "Tool" from the menu and select "Create WinPE bootable disk".

create bootable disk with EaseUS Partition Master

3. Select USB drive and then click "Proceed" to create USB bootable disk. 

  • Second. Download BIOS to the bootable USB Drive

1. On another computer, connect your bootable USB drive to the USB port
2. Go to www.dell.com/drivers and get the latest BIOS for your system type.
3. Under the BIOS category, locate the latest version for your Dell and click Download File.
4. Select the Single-File download option and click Continue.
5. Save the file to your bootable USB drive.
6. Disconnect the bootable USB drive from the USB port and put it in the target system.

  • Third. Install updated BIOS from the bootable USB drive onto Dell

1. Connect the bootable USB drive to a USB port on your Dell.
2. Start or restart your computer from the WinPE bootable USB drive.
3. Press Enter to run the file and install the BIOS .
4. After updating, your computer will restart, and you can then continue installing your operating system.