AVG crashed my Hard Drive
by MarkKieran - 5/3/12 5:35 PM
In Reply to: New hard drive & AVG re-installed - SO FAR SO GOOD! by CAD geek
On Tuesday May 1 I decided to install the free version of AVG 2012 as my Norton had expired.
The scan was taking ages so I stopped it on 83%.
I was then prompted to restart my PC by AVG.
Haven't been able to boot my computer since.
A perfectly healthy computer detroyed by AVG.
Granted I use the Acer Aspire for a lot of work but its about a year old and was working fine until I installed AVG. I am in the middle of an AVG nightmare. I have tried everything. Renaming the AVG files with the AVG rescue, Updating the BIOS, safe mode, spent hours trying to save my computer. On Thursday I got so annoyed and stressed that I took it to the shop to pay €50 for the previlidge of being told that my hard drive was destroyed and there was no hope of recovering all my emails, invoices, projects...etc....I also have to buy another hard drive for €85
I am now working on webmail in an internet cafe for the past two days and it's a nightmare.
I can't reference my old mails, contacts, invoices..you can imagine
I really don't know what to do. I am not a huge techie but I am sure I have persued most solutions in the forums over the past three days to no avail. I even cleaned the fan.
When I noticed that this was such a common problem with AVG, I feel stupid for installing it and am amazed that these guys are still in business. AVG is worse than any computer virus I have ever had.
If anyone out there has any suggestions of how to get my beloved computer up and running again please help!!!!!!! and last thing I want is a daft response from AVG saying that it's not really their fault which I noticed they tend to do