You might encounter a situation where you may not be able to boot into Windows 10, and you might keep getting an error that Windows could not start. This could be caused by a recent change in hardware or software. If you cannot boot into Windows and get error Windows could not start or if you cannot install Windows and get error Invalid Partition Boot/Table error, then this post may be able to help you. You might not be able to install Windows.
Windows could not start, Invalid Partition Table error
For such cases, I would like to suggest the following tips.
1] Run Automatic Startup Repair
Most of the Startup related issues are caused by a damaged MBR. So the first and easy step to do is to Rebuild MBR. The easy Method is using Windows 7 Startup Repair. Sometime you might need to run it three different times. Windows 10 users can use Automatic Repair.
2] Rebuild MBR
If the Startup Repair fails then follow the manual method follow this post to rebuild the MBR manually.
3] Use 3rd-party freeware
Use MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD. This is an excellent tool to manages Partitions, and the best thing about this tool is you get the bootable disk version.
You could download the ISO Image and burn it to a disk, then boot using this disk. It will prompt you to choose the program and screen resolution, so select the appropriate options. Then select your primary partition and from the right-hand panel select “Rebuild MBR.”
Sometimes the Windows loader drive won’t be set as active, and in such cases, you might face issues with booting. So we need to mark the partition as active. In order to mark the partition as active go to Partition from the Menu bar. Then go to Modify and Select “Mark as Active”.
Sometime that option might be grayed out. In such cases, you might need to Set the Partition as Primary. Then you should be able to get that option. If none of the options works then you might want to consider running Hard Drive Diagnostic to check the consistency of the drive. Follow this article on Hardware Diagnostics.
Hope this helps!