Error 1962 no operating system found

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Error 1962 no operating system found

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Bugger!

Anyone know any secret ways to get a re-boot or is it new HDD time..

Its on a Lenovo PC....

Thanks nerds! :)
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Re: Error 1962 no operating system found

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I'd 'reseat' the drive first.

If it's a desktop, pop the side off and unplug the SATA and Power cables from the drive, then reconnect them and power it on.
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KungFooBob wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:09 am I'd 'reseat' the drive first.

If it's a desktop, pop the side off and unplug the SATA and Power cables from the drive, then reconnect them and power it on.
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I had a brainwave and decided to get my mate who runs an IT support company to take a look, He's picking it up in 10 mins......

Fingers crossed its the connections that are doing it...
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Ah, there's sometimes a small panel you can remove to get at the drive, but if you've got a fella can do it that's probably best.
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1888 wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:45 pm Its set as first boot USB and you left a pen drive in :D
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Re: Error 1962 no operating system found

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So my mate happened to have a spare 1TB drive "hanging around" and has swapped the fubarred one out for me, delivered it back, and all for free :thumbup: :thumbup:

I've got the fucked hard drive which wasn't playing at all, couldn't get anything off it.

Not sure I need to worry too much, I'd just finished the companies annual accounts so thats all on file with the accountant and apart from some pics, I can retrieve most stuff from either One Drive, Photobox or social media platforms so not the complete disaster I thought it might be.

One question, I usually use Chrome as my default browser but I've heard the latest version of Edge is pretty good now. What say you?
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'New' Edge is my go to browser.

Chrome and Edge are now both based on the open source Chromium engine, so they're quite similar, but I'm finding Edge just a teeny bit quicker and it doesn't eat memory like Chrome does.
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KungFooBob wrote: Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:25 pm 'New' Edge is my go to browser.

Chrome and Edge are now both based on the open source Chromium engine, so they're quite similar, but I'm finding Edge just a teeny bit quicker and it doesn't eat memory like Chrome does.
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G.P wrote: Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:19 pm So my mate happened to have a spare 1TB drive "hanging around" and has swapped the fubarred one out for me, delivered it back, and all for free :thumbup: :thumbup:

I've got the fucked hard drive which wasn't playing at all, couldn't get anything off it.

Not sure I need to worry too much, I'd just finished the companies annual accounts so thats all on file with the accountant and apart from some pics, I can retrieve most stuff from either One Drive, Photobox or social media platforms so not the complete disaster I thought it might be.

One question, I usually use Chrome as my default browser but I've heard the latest version of Edge is pretty good now. What say you?
Try running a Live Linux distro from a CD or USB, and plugging your dead drive into an external enclosure. I've had some luck that way retrieving data from a drive that Windows wouldn't recognise.
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