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Operating syatem not found

Kindly help I have a Samsung M60 laptop. After i removed the 200gig hdd sata and did a data recovery on lost data the hdd refused to boot when i put it back it is not even being detected by the bios it only says Operating system not found I will be greatful for your help. The software i was using was stellar phoenix and the HDD connects to the M/Board via a ribbon connector

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How did you do the data recovery ?
i bet you put it into a desktop and did it that way ??
what you have basically done is taken the boot sector information off the hard drive. you need to get acronis boot manager or partition manager and install this as it will help restore your boot sector in your laptop and needs to be set to primary partition.

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