ERROR 1962 Lenovo – No Operating System Found Fix

A common flaw has been reported with increasing frequency from Lenovo computer owners. Users are faced with Error 1962, which says that no operating system was found. If this has been the case for you, you most likely saw the error message right after re-booting your computer. The error was not found to be connected with any software installation that you might have initiated prior to switching your machine off and then on again (even though this has been suggested fairly often by users online), so don’t rush to blame any program that you possibly downloaded. In some cases, users have been able to get past the message and resume using their computer as usual, but this would only last somewhere from an hour up to a few days, before locking up again and displaying the above error.

In some cases, the HDD cable is to blame and many have found that changing it or simply plugging it into a different SATA connection (if available) has resolved this issue. In other cases, however, a little more complex steps were necessary and we’ve summarized them in the following steps. Not to worry, though, we’ve broken it down for you and the instructions below are fairly easy to follow, so they shouldn’t be confusing. Please keep in mind one very important thing, before moving on to the guide.

  • This guide involves tampering with your computer’s BIOS (basic input/output system), which – if not done properly – can potentially result in some  serious consequences for your PC. For this reason we’d like to stress that you should be very, very careful when performing the following steps and you should take extra good care to do exactly as it says in them, in order to avoid causing damage to your computer. Do not touch or change any other settings – especially those responsible for your CPU/RAM!

ERROR 1962 Lenovo – No Operating System Found Fix

  1. First of all, when you have been faced with Error 1962: No Operating System Found, press and hold the key combination of Ctrl + Alt + Delete. This will reboot your system.
  2. In order to enter the BIOS setup, press the F12 several times in a row.
  3. A little box will appear on your screen and you will see the word Setup written in it. Hit Enter.
  4. At the top of the screen select the Startup tab.
  5. After this, go ahead and select CSM and hit Now select the Enabled option.
  6. Go down a little and locate Boot Priority, after which hit Enter. Now change the current option of Legacy First to UEFI First.
  7. Finally, press the F10 key and choose YES. With this you will have completed the steps to resolving ERROR 1962: No Operating System Found and should no longer be present, when you switch your computer on.

Once you’ve finished with the last step, your computer will reboot and load as usual, hopefully without displaying the above error message.

Please let us know in the comment section below if this fix was useful to you and if it helped solve the problem!


  • geekgrrl57

    Nope, didn’t work