My Windows Show Red Background Screen With Grub Letter. Help

September 15, 2013 at 10:33:12
Specs: Windows XP
When I turn on my computer I have a red screen come up right away and I can't get rid of it. On the top it says "GRUB4DOS 0.0.4 2009-10-11, Memory: 638k / 3069m, MenuEnd: 0x451EC"
someone said this has something to do with Linux which I don't have or never used so I'm not why this is on my laptop or how to get rid of it. I can get into Bios but I can't get into any safe modes to try anything. I was in windows and had a few pages open, put my computer to sleep and the next day this all started. How do I get it back to starting in windows like normal. The screen has this on it
windows with SLIC Loader pointer default
windows with SLIC Loader bootmgr
windows without Loader
windows with SLIC Loader use alt
windows with SLIC Loader use older
windows with SLIC Loader full debug
windows with SLIC Loader more forceful
Load externel menu
Grub command line
I've tried to boot from the windows cd but won't let me do that either. Any help would be great.
I tried to format the Laptop so when i inserted DVD the red screen vanishes and it shows Press any key to boot....but am not able to press any key as keys are not working ........it automatically goes in loop and restart again and again..
Please help

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#1
September 15, 2013 at 10:45:03
Can you explain how an identical, verbatim copy of your post also appears at the link below and is dated 03/11/2010, that's almost three years ago?:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...

I found it when searching for a solution, now I'm very puzzled, not to mention sceptical.

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#2
September 15, 2013 at 10:48:49
i found similar issue(exactly same error) with my laptop...thats why i copy from that site paste it here...
Can you help me getting rid of this error.
Now when i put CD to boot...the red screen vanishes.....laptop restart again and again...am not able to press any key.

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#3
September 15, 2013 at 12:14:33
Did this just suddenly happen and have you been trying to download a copy of Windows using Torrents?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
September 16, 2013 at 00:15:46
I am a lincense user....i don't use pirated software..........

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#5
September 16, 2013 at 03:26:36
Someone installed or at least started to install some form of Linux
on your laptop. Was it previously owned by someone else? Was
Windows already installed when you got it?

The Windows CD should work as long as the CD drive is working
and is selected in the BIOS Boot priority.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#6
September 16, 2013 at 03:33:04
This is my personal laptop....i purchased year ago....i have windows cd...even it is detecting the cd...showing the option "Press any key to continue to install from CD..." but am not able to press any key as keys are not working don't know why......and then laptop restart again then again and again.....

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#7
September 16, 2013 at 11:34:13
Re #4

I'd better confirm that I wasn't suggesting you were a pirate. It's just that I found someone else who had the same symptoms after using torrents.

EDIT:
Grub does relate to Linux and it seems something somehow has downloaded onto your computer, possibly the master boot record. If I can think of anything more to add I'll pop back but it sure makes things difficult not being able to load the disk or get to Safe Mode.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#8
September 16, 2013 at 12:14:54
See my previous response.

Seems SLIC loader is installed (dual booting, with Linux most likely). This is how you would normally get shot of it but clearly you are unable to do so:
http://forums.mydigitallife.info/th...

Have you tried the option "windows without Loader"? I can't vouch for what might happen but if it gets to Windows there "might" be something we can do from there and at least you could access your important files.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#9
September 16, 2013 at 12:35:23
It makes no sense to me that the Windows CD won't run.

Your copied original post said that that person could get into
the BIOS of his computer.

Do you know how to get into the BIOS of your laptop?

Have you been able to get into the BIOS? Are you able to
get into it now? If so, your keys are working.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#10
September 16, 2013 at 15:28:05
Thanks Derek......But as i mentioned that my keys are not working so can't select any of the options. should i try attaching an external key board..?


Jeff.....When i inserted the CD it directly show the option of press any key to continue...as i mentioned as earlier that keys not working...i didn't press anything on the keyboard even then it showing that optio.....


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#11
September 16, 2013 at 15:46:01
"should i try attaching an external key board"

Sure thing - seems worth a try to me.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#12
September 16, 2013 at 17:06:20
Do you know how to get into the BIOS, and have you tried to do it?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#13
September 16, 2013 at 18:12:56
yes pressing F2 or Del key both work on my laptop.....i have tried N number of times....result failed

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