Solved My windows show red background screen with grub letter. Help

January 12, 2013 at 06:23:33
Specs: Windows 7
I'm so confuse with this problems on my Toshiba L510. Before like this, my laptop had infected by viruses, after that so many files in C partition had been deleted by my antivirus. After that, my laptop show bluescreen. So, i was tried to install new windows, but not successfully and show red background screen that letter like this:

GRUB4DOS 0.4.4 2009-09-03, Memory: 638k / 3069M, MenuEnd: 0x44EDF
And under that there are 7 commands
• Windows with SLIC Loader (default)
• Windows without Loader
• Windows with SLIC Loader (use alternative method)
• Windows with SLIC Loader (full debug output )
• Windows with SLIC Loader (more forceful – may crash)
• Load External Menu (menu.list)
• Grub Command Line

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Anyone, can help me?. Please. Thank you. Sorry my english is poor.

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January 12, 2013 at 07:29:08
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The red screen is not part of a new Windows 7 installation on a Toshiba laptop so I've no idea what CD/DVD you used to try and re-install Windows 7 with. Windows 7 does not have any red screens and it doesn't have a "Grub4DOS" menu, so it appears you may have used the wrong discs.

To re-install Windows 7 as it was when the laptop was new, follow the instructions under the heading "System Recovery from Hard Disk Drive" here:

If that doesn't work, you can do it using the Recovery Discs which you should have made when the laptop was working okay. Boot your laptop from Recovery Disc #1 and follow the on-screen instructions.

The final option, if you didn't make any Recovery Discs, is to order them from Toshiba. If you live in the UK/Europe you can order them online here:
The discs will cost you approximately £35 UK Sterling.

Finally, when you've got Windows 7 re-installed and working again, the first thing to do is install a good & reliable antivirus software like Norton AntiVirus. You shouldn't get a virus infection if you're using good antivirus software.

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January 12, 2013 at 09:43:48
You don't need GRUB unless you are going to boot to multiple operating systems (including DOS). You should either be either using a Windows 7 disk or a Toshiba factory restore disk.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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January 16, 2013 at 09:17:35
Sounds like Linux got on there somehow. Grub is the Linux bootloader so something isn't right. I don't really know what you could do unless you get a full recovery disk and boot from it. If you've got all your files backed up try to overwrite as much as you can.

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