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Error 1962: No Operating System Found – Fix

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Written by Kelly Houstan

If you guys are facing this error then it may be due to a corrupt boot sequence or the boot order priority might be not configured correctly. In any case, whenever you try to boot your PC you won’t be able to boot your operating system/ Rather you will be faced with the Error 1962 No Operating System Found message and you won’t have any option actually. But to restart your PC that will again land you on the same error message screen. In this article, we are going to talk about Error 1962: No Operating System Found – Fix. Let’s begin!

The strange thing with the error 1962 is that the user might be able to successfully boot to Windows. After waiting for a few hours but that might not be the case along with everyone. So you guys can check if you can access your system after waiting for a few hours. Whereas many affected users can’t even get into BIOS setup as the Error 1962 No Operating System Found message is displayed immediately after the computer boots up as well.

Well, now you guys know enough about error 1962 let’s see how you can actually fix this error. The good thing about this error is it can also be caused simply due to a faulty SATA cable. That connects your Hard disk to the motherboard. So you have to perform various checks in order to determine the cause of the Error 1962 No Operating System Found message on boot. Without even wasting any more time. Let’s see how to actually fix this issue along with the below-listed troubleshooting methods.

Error 1962: No Operating System Found – Fix

Before trying any advanced steps we have to check whether it’s a case of a faulty Hard disk or the SATA cable. In order to check if the hard disk is working or not. Then connect it to another computer and verify if you are able to access it. If you’re able to then it’s not the case of the faulty Hard disk as well. However, if you’re still not able to access the hard disk on another PC then you have to replace your Hard disk.

Now check if the SATA cable is at fault, just use another PC cable in order to check if the cable is faulty as well. If this is the case then just simply buying another SATA cable might fix the issue for you. Now that you guys have verified if it’s not the case of a faulty HDD or SATA cable then you guys can continue to the below-listed steps.

Note: In order to try the below fixes you have to use Windows Installation or Recovery disc. So just make sure you are ready along with any one of them beforehand.

Run Diagnostic Test

If the above method weren’t helpful at all then there is also a chance that your hard disk might be damaged or corrupted. In any case, you have to replace your previous HDD or SSD along with a new one and install Windows again. However, before running to any conclusion, you guys must run a Diagnostic tool to check if you really have to replace HDD/SSD.

In order to run Diagnostics restart your PC and as the computer starts (before the boot screen). Tap on the F12 key, and when the Boot menu appears. Highlight the Boot to Utility Partition option or the Diagnostics option and tap on entering to start the Diagnostics. This will then automatically check all the hardware of your system and will also report back if any issue is found.

Set the correct boot order

You guys may be seeing the “Error 1962 No Operating System Found” as the boot order is not properly set. That means that computer is trying to boot from another source that doesn’t have an operating system. Hence failing to do so. In order to fix this issue, you have to set the Hard Disk as the top priority in the Boot order. Let’s now see how to set proper boot order:

  • Whenever your computer starts (Before the boot screen or the error screen). Then repeatedly tap on the Delete or F1 or F2 key (Relying upon your computer’s manufacturer) to enter BIOS setup.
  • When you are in BIOS setup just choose the Boot tab from the list of options.
  • Now make sure that the computer Hard disk or also SSD is set as a top priority in the Boot order. If not then use up or down arrow keys in order to set the hard disk at the top. That means the computer will first boot from it instead of any other source.
  • When the above changes are ok move to the Startup tab and make the following changes:

Primary Boot Sequence
CSM: [Enable] Boot Mode: [Auto] Boot Priority: [UEFI First] Quick Boot: [Enable] Boot up Num-lock Status: [On]

  • Tap on F10 in order to save and exit changes in the BIOS setup.

Run Automatic/Startup Repair | Error 1962

  • You can insert the Windows 10 bootable installation DVD and then restart your PC.
  • When prompted to tap on any key to boot from CD or DVD, click on any key to continue.
  • Choose your language preferences, and tap on Next. Tap on Repair your computer in the bottom-left.
  • On select, an options screen, tap on Troubleshoot.

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  • On Troubleshoot screen, you have to click the Advanced option.
  • Then on the Advanced options screen, tap on Automatic Repair or Startup Repair.
  • You have to wait till the Windows Automatic/Startup Repairs are complete.
  • Restart and then you have successfully Fix Error 1962 No Operating System Found.

Enable UEFI Boot

Most UEFI firmware (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) and either contains bugs or also is misleading. This is due to the frequent evolution of the firmware that has made UEFI too complicated. The Error 1962 No Operating System Found seems to cause via UEFI firmware and when you reset. Or set the default value of UEFI it seems in order to fix the issue.

You guys have to configure CSM (Compatibility Support Module) in order to enable it if you guys want to boot to a legacy Operating System (OS). If you have recently upgraded your Windows installation then this setting is also disabled via default that disables the support for the older Operating Systems. That in turn won’t really let you guys boot to OS.  Now be careful to set the UEFI as the first or only boot method (that is already the default value).

  • You have to restart your PC and tap F2 or DEL relying upon your PC to open Boot Setup.
  • Head to the Startup tab and make the following changes:
Change Boot list option to UEFI
Disable Load Legacy option ROM
Enable Secure boot
  • Then tap F10 to Save and Exit the boot setup.

Repair Install Windows 10 | Error 1962

If none of the above solution work for you and then you can make sure that your HDD is fine. However, you may be seeing the error “Error 1962 No Operating System Found”. As the operating system or the BCD information on the HDD was somehow erasing. Well, in this case, you guys can try to Repair install Windows but if this also fails. Then the only solution left is just to install a new copy of Windows (Clean Install).

Restore your PC using Recovery Disc

  • You have to put in the Windows installation media or Recovery Driver System Repair Disc and choose your language preferences, and tap on Next
  • Tap on Repair your computer at the bottom.

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  • Now you have to select Troubleshoot and then Advanced Options.
  • At last, click on “System Restore” and follow on-screen instructions in order to complete the restore.
  • Restart your PC and this step may also have Fix Error 1962 No Operating System Found.


Well, That is all from my side. If you want to know more about this article or have any queries. Then feel free to ask me anything in the comments section below.

Have a Good Day!

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