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Error 1962: No operating system found

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#1 Mauky


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 03:21 PM

Hi, I have a k430 Lenovo desktop. When I got home last night, I was greeted to a blank white screen that was unresponsive. When I restarted my computer (holding down power button) it gave me this error. I've tried swapping my SATA cable with an older computers cable, and a couple other fixes with the BIOS recommended from the Lenovo site, and I even tried running my windows 8 install disc to no avail. I can feel the hard drive working by touch. I tried booting in 'legacy' and it said no hard disk was detected. Please help.

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 06:32 PM

Try these free, bootable hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.html

If the system is UEFI based, you may have to turn off Secure Boot and enable Legacy/CSM mode in order to boot from a disk/drive to run the hard drive diagnositcs (which is what I suspect the problem is).

As for MemTest, run MemTest86 - NOT MemTest86+ - as the plain 86 one is UEFI compliant.

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:01 PM

Verify the computer's BIOS settings to make sure that BIOS lists and recognizes the hard disk. Start the computer from the Windows Setup DVD and use the Bootrec /FixMbr and Bootrec /FixBoot commands within the Command Prompt to repair the Master Boot Record (MBR) and boot sector of the hard disk drive.

Edited by FreeBooter, 16 March 2016 - 07:02 PM.

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