Invalid partitioning Table windows Xp SP3

August 9, 2012 at 09:53:11
Specs: Windows xp sp3 , Intel / 256
I am facing this error Invalid partitioning table when I want to do window xp Sp in mu Pentium 3 computer!
please give me solution what kind of error is this and how to open console. I am beginner so please guide me answer in brief detail.

And also tell me is that any kind of software which do windows auto log of if we configure windows on some time check. It means if I want that my system will be auto log off after one hour. So what should I do??



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August 9, 2012 at 10:57:52
You need to provide detailed specification for your computer.

Being a P3 I suspect you may have an issue with 28bit LBA versus 48 bit LBA compliance for your hard drive.

What size is the hard drive and what service pack is on your installation CD of WinXP?

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August 9, 2012 at 14:42:39
I'm guessing English isn't your native language. Try booting off the XP disc, press R to enter the Recovery Console, then run FIXMBR & FIXBOOT.

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August 9, 2012 at 21:45:14
My English is not so good. anyhow When i just on my PC I am facing very front error of invalid partitioning table. There is no option of R recovery

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August 9, 2012 at 21:46:38
Its P3 256 Ram SD ram 6 GB hard disc Intel inside. And the front mono gram s gateway.

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August 10, 2012 at 07:16:07
You didn't answer 2 of my questions above.

Was this computer running WinXP OK before?

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August 10, 2012 at 09:05:02
"There is no option of R recovery"

You have to boot off the Windows disc. See Option 2:

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August 10, 2012 at 19:05:06
256MB RAM is not enough for running Windows XP.
XP requires 500MB RAM or more if you plan in running up to IE6 or 7, and more than that if you plan on running IE8 (But I would not recommend that on a P3 anyway)
A Pentium 3 IF it could be installed would run XP very slowly.
The existing partition tables on your hard drive are obsolete, you would need to choose Custom and Partition on the install and delete all partitions and create a new partition and format it.
6GB hard drive is not enough for installing Windows XP on, it requires more than that for itself. If it is going to work, you would need at least a 40GB or preferably an 80GB drive to leave room for some programs and files.
Your machine should be running Windows 95 or Windows 98 or a Light version of Linux if you expect to be able to just surf the internet and emails and possibly a few older software titles.

Personally, I would not bother with hardware that old.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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