Selecting the bin works fine with Nero Burning Rom, don't know if it works with Nero Express though. Nero BR doesn't like the cue, at least in my place, so I always select the bin and manually set mode2 to burn it, works like a charm.
The red screen may indicate that the chip is not active, assuming that the CD was burned correctely. Try to boot it in recovery mode.(turn on, then 3 times reset)
And like I told you in an other thread, your son must have played around in the MC manager menu too, just clicking restore menu can't cause the problems you experience.
best regards Jones23