Strange Windows 7 behaviour

Lenovo Lenovo 3000 n200 notebook
February 28, 2011 at 05:02:10
Specs: Windows 7, 2GB
Hello I am useing windows 7 ultimate on my lenovo , yesterday I downloaded a program for activating windows just out of ceuriouisity , and after running one time I booted my pc. To my amazement I see this menu GRUB4DOS 0.0.4
When I start up the pc I get this screen : Chainloader /bootmgr
Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executeable format
Press any key to continue
And then comes a red background with 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

Now I am lost what on the earth is wrong how I am going to get rid of this, ironical it may seem but the laptop monitor is dead and it has an extranl monitor connected, I tried pressing F8 and F11 keys no luck

Please help :o(


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#1
February 28, 2011 at 05:07:46
This does demonstrate the dangers of installing random programs out of curiosity.

Use your Windows 7 install disk to do a repair install. That should restore your boot loader to the Windows one.


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#2
February 28, 2011 at 22:46:31
I have prepared a recovery disk and booted on the it won’t help, I have tried putting windows 7 bootable install disk and the result is the same, more stress and frustration for me ;o((

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#3
March 1, 2011 at 03:12:18
When you say "it won't help" what do you mean? Are the installation disks booting? Have you tried a Repair Install? What happened to make you say "it don't work"?

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#4
March 1, 2011 at 19:40:52
Did you set the DVD drive to first in boot order?

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
March 1, 2011 at 22:26:13
if none of the repair methods work you may have to try a full computer factory restore,
Note: All personal data in the computer will be lost during the recovery procedure.

Follow these steps:

1. tapping F11 from boot will start the Product Recovery program. When you see the Product Recovery Program Main Menu, select Full Recovery or Factory Contents and follow the instructions on the screen.
2. After the software has been reinstalled, copy your personal configuration and data files back into their original directories on the hard drive

However you state that tapping F11 will not work, therefore you will have to contact lenovo and request a set of recovery dvd,s, you may have to pay for them.
you also have to do a bit for bit total format of your hard drive, so you may try a linux live cd to copy your files before format.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#6
March 2, 2011 at 08:17:27
Well first of all I would like t thank you for taking the time and effort to read through my query and come up with a very precise answer. I have contacted Lenovo today and the guy form the support said straight away “ it not worth buying the recovery DVD with the same amount of money you can buy a new operating system” which helped a lot to boost my moral which was already in deep down under. Any way I thanked him and told him I will speculate on this and will come back if I need assistance.
I boldly took apart the hard disk out (it’s a SATA / ATA type hard disk) manage to hook it inside my other desktop pc and very successfully copied out all the important data!
After doing that I made a format of the disk and wiped it up clean and hopefully put it back in, because when I took out the hard disk, just out of curiosity I put the windows / DVD in the laptop and it successfully began installation up till where one had to choose a device to load windows on and of course there was none, so I thought it worked I will just put the hard disk in and Shazam it will work.
But now after putting the empty hard disk in and beginning the setup I get this right from the start “BOOT MGR is missing press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart
Now can tell me a easier way out :o)

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#7
March 2, 2011 at 10:31:51
in totally formatting the disk you have totally deleted the OS system.
are you saying the win 7 installation disk is not running?
try tapping del, and setting the dvd drive as the 1st boot device, then f10/yes, reboot you should get a message saying tap any key to boot from dvd.
you may also get a message during telling you which key to tap to choose default boot device, tap that key and choose dvd drive.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#8
March 2, 2011 at 14:13:59
Well that is all true and I have a feeling that I am near to the solution but the biggest problem is the extrnal screen as the laptops own screen is dead hits a constent struggle to know when these commands come forward as I have to press Fn and F7 button to get the picture and takes a while
So I was thinking if I could copy all the windows 7 dvd on to my hdd and then ( like the old days of Win95 ) try to install windows form the hd to the same making partation and after that deleting it

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