How to Repair “Error 1962: No Operating System Found” on Windows PC

Error 1962 occurs on Windows computers when you start Windows and the error message “Operating system not found” appears on the screen. Here is the full error message:

Error 1962: Operating system not found. The boot sequence is repeated automatically.

When this error occurs, Windows cannot boot properly and users cannot access valuable data stored on the computer.

What is the cause of the error 1962 No operating system found on a Windows PC?

Error code 1962 can occur for several reasons. In some cases, it is due to a faulty hard drive or SATA cable connection. In other cases, the 1962 error may be caused by a corrupt boot process or incorrect BIOS settings.

How to fix the 1962 No Operating System Found error on a Windows computer?


Use the system restore feature

  1. Insert your Windows installation media or recovery disk/system restore disk, select your language settings and click Next.
  2. At the bottom, click on Restore Computer.
  3. Then select Troubleshooting, then Advanced Settings.
  4. Finally, click on System Restore and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the restore.
  5. Reboot your computer, and this step may eliminate the 1962 No Operating System Found error.

Run automatic or boot-time recovery

  1. Insert the Windows 10 bootable installation DVD and reboot your computer.
  2. If you are prompted to press any key to boot from the CD or DVD, press any key to continue.
  3. Select the language setting and click Next.
  4. Click Restore Computer in the lower-left corner.
  5. On the Select an option screen, tap Troubleshooting.
  6. On the Troubleshooting screen, click Advanced.
  7. On the Advanced options screen, select Automatic recovery or Restore during boot.
  8. Wait for Windows Auto/Boot Recovery to complete.
  9. Restart your computer.

Enable UEFI boot

  1. Reboot the computer and press F2 or DEL, depending on your computer, to open the boot configuration.
  2. Click the Startup tab and make the following changes:
  3. Change the Startup List option to UEFI.
  4. Disable the Load Legacy ROM option.
  5. Enable Safe Boot.
  6. Then press F10 to save and exit the boot configuration.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Run Startup Repair.
  • Use automated software to fix the problem.
  • Run System Restore in Safe Mode.
  • Change the boot priority in the BIOS.
  • Replace your hard disk drive (HDD).

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. In the System Restore dialog box, click Select another restore point, then click Next.
  3. In the list of restore points, select the restore point you created before the problem occurred, and then click Next.
  4. Click Finish.

This is due to a faulty hard drive or SATA cable connection. It could also be related to a bad boot or incorrect BIOS settings.