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Error Message "SPT < Minimum" Appears when Booting the System

Problem:

The following error message appears during system boot:

SPT < Minimum

Cause:

The affected system contains partition(s) that are not aligned to cylinder boundaries, which causes the BIOS to change the geometry to invalid values.

Solution 1 of 2:

Configure the system BIOS to use its LBA Mode or Fixed Geometry setting.

Please note: This method may not resolve the problem on some affected systems.

Solution 2 of 2:

  1. Boot into BootIt NG from installation media. When the Floppy Boot Menu appears, click the Maintenance button.

  2. Click the Partition Work button on the BootIt NG desktop.

  3. Click the View MBR button on the Work with Partitions window.

  4. Click the Fill E-CHS button on the View MBR window.

  5. Click Apply on the View MBR window.

  6. Boot into the installed copy of BootIt NG (not from the BootIt NG installation media). You may reboot either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete, or by closing the Work with Parittions window and then selecting the Reboot button on the BootIt NG desktop.

  7. In BootIt NG Settings, enable the Align MBR End HS option.

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