Need Urgent help with Error 13 on startup

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  1. homerun62

    homerun62 MDL Novice

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    #1 homerun62, Mar 16, 2010
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    Hey guys,
    I recently did a fresh installation of Windows 7 on my laptop.
    As I needed an activation, not knowing of the consequences, I used Orbit's Toolkit 1.8.
    As I read around here earlier today I saw someone with the same problem as mine.
    All looked the same, except when someone said to use a Windows 7 Recovery Disk.
    I have burned it onto a DVD but once I go into BIOS order and put DVD first, nothing happens.
    In the end it still goes to:

    chainloader /bootmgr

    Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format

    Press any key to continue...


    I press any key and get brought to the red GRUB4DOS screen, I've tried every single selection in there, can't seem to resolve my problem.

    If someone could please help me, I would appreciate it SOOOO much.

    Sincerely,
    `Anthony
     
  2. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    To clear things up you said you installed 7 fine then use orbit loader then you having trouble restarting?

    If that is so then read in repository on how to fix start up problem in Section 6-H. What that does is clear any loaders from the boot partition. Then because it works so well use daz loader 1.7.7

    Also are yo using the RTM in repositoty?

    Good luck
     
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    homerun62 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for replying so quick.

    Sorry for sounding real stupid, but can I ask what you mean by that?

    By the way, for the recovery of my computer would I need to put the whole installation disk back in or just the recovery disk?

    Thanks again,
    `Anthony
     
  4. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    The RTM is the "released to manufacturers" ISO that is very popular regarding windows 7 and it's in the repository http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/7126-The-Official-Windows-7-Repository

    Regarding what disk to use to recover just the install disk will do. I also suggest using the live loader and recovery disk by daz here http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/16176-Live-Loader-Recovery-ISO

    It's useful in helping decide what daz loader mode will work for your boot partition and also acts as recovery disk. Basically a tool to help with use of loader:)
     
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    homerun62 MDL Novice

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    Is it possible to use the Live Loader And Recovery Disk in conjunction with the Install Disk?

    By the way, is it possible to put both on an external hard drive and pass it on to my laptop?

    Thanks again,
    `Anthony
     
  6. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    If you need to recover from restart problem they both work fine individually

    Best to use imgburn or ISO converter to burn/extract files to media. Live loader must be burned to DVD and might work with USB if boot files are on it.
     
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    homerun62 MDL Novice

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    Does it have to be burned onto a DVD, can it be a CD or not?

    Thanks,
    `Anthony
     
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  9. vi3trai4lif3

    vi3trai4lif3 MDL Novice

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    Hi, I had same problem with the author except i stuck at Press any key to continue and i tried to press all the keys but it not going anywhere. I tried fixed start up 6-H but it doesn't work at all. I holded the R key and when the data process, it just go back to the error 13 window.
     
  10. CELOAT

    CELOAT MDL Novice

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    oi, cadastrei aqui somente para responder
    pois pesquisei muito na INTERNET e nao achei uma solução





    usei o Windows 7 Loader.exe, e deu essa $#$%@$ de erro:
    chainloader/bootmgr
    error 13:invalid on unsupported exatual
    press any key to continue



    engraçado que eu tinha um backup do ghost32 do disco C (30 gb)
    e restaurei o backup, mas continuou o mesmo erro



    sorte que achei um arquivo .txt na pasta desse programa explicando como restaurar o BOOT padrão do windows