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Installed older working hard drive into Lenovo PC, but won't boot


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#1 Dmasterman

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 05:17 PM

I recently was given a brand new Lenovo H50

 

Came with a hard drive with windows 8.1, 8 gig of ram and 1tb of memory

 

Anyway I booted this thing up, and the default hard drive worked, but after several attempts to make my older hard drive, which I transferred into it, be the master HD to boot, the PC would fail to boot my old HD as the master HD. I took the HD that came with the pc out and directly hooked my older HD to whichI was given this message:

 

ERROR CODE 1962 - NO OPERATING SYSTEM FOUND

 

Several attempts later, and researching I found that you had to  enable CSM in the lenovo bios setup. Though this made the said error code disappear, the Lenovo boot screen flashes, goes black, then appears again as if the PC is constantly resetting.

 

The HD works, as I've tested it on another computer, and it does in fact read if it is a slave drive (all data files folders are all in tact)

So any help to make my older HD the master drive?



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#2 mjd420nova

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 05:56 PM

Any of the changes, however minor will stop the OS from booting if the hardware is not identical.  To get around this, you need the original install disk for the os and you boot to it and do a repair.  Otherwise you're stuck. 






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