It looks like my JPEG is 5 Mb in size and the upload limit is 1 Mb - so I can't upload my photo. I'm typing this with my clean install - which, when I wipe the drive using diskpart within Macrium as you instructed, then try to restore the clean install image, I receive a different error message than Invalid Partition Table but I can't restore it. posted the error message in a previous post, - but, I don't remember the error and don't know how to go back within the thread and find it. I would if I could.
So now I have two backup images that won't restore - one (the one causing the original problem) results in the "Invalid Partition Table" error - and the image of the clean install which won't restore either. I've been using Macrium Reflect (paid version) for years without a problem. I'm making the backups just as I always did. I cannot understand the logic of why I'm having these problems. The only common thing I see is that both backups will not restore - and both of them were created using Macrium. I do realize that Macrium has existed for many years and is a very reliable app. That's why I purchased it - and not stay with the free version. If I have to attempt to restore the original problem image that resulted in an Invalid Partition Table, in order to get the screenshot you requested, I will do so. But I'm trying to avoid that because it will take me at least a day's work to get back to a clean install where I am now. Also, I can't restore the image of the clean install - so I'm between a rock and a hard place. That being said, here's the information from the two installations:
Image of drive resulting in the "Invalid Partition Table" error: This information was taken from within Macrium before an attempt to restore.
MBR Disk 1 Samsung 840 EVO 1TB
1. System Reserved (None) NTFS Active 373.9 MB / 549.0 MB
2. Windows 10, NTFS Primary, 113.1 GB / 929.62 GB
3. (None), NTFS Primary, 512.8 MB / 599.0 MB
4. (None), NTFS Primary, 437.2 MB / 783.0 MB
Image of Clean Install taken by Disk Management (This is the OS I'm now using - but, when I try to restore it on a clean drive, I get an error.
Disk 0 Basic, 931.51 GB, Online
1. System Reserved (H
549 MB, NTFS, Healthy (Active, Primary Partition)
2. Windows 10 (C
, 929.62 GB., NTFS, Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
3. NOTE: This partition is shaded, 599 MB, Healthy (Recovery Partition)
4. 783 MB, Healthy (Recovery Partition)
I hope this information is helpful in discovering what is causing the "Invalid Partition Table" error - and why I can't restore from either image. Thank you........