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Fooking laptop/AVG
« on: March 06, 2012, 11:43:14 AM »
My laptop has been acting a little strangely lately and I've found out that my install of AVG seems to have been as effective as the UK Border agency. Tried to uninstall it only to be told that I needed admin permissions to do so (I already had them) so I ended up having to get a removal tool from AVG to get rid of the bloody thing. Problem solved I hear you say...............err no.

Now the it has a tendency to freeze up when the progress bar appears during boot up and when it does boot the keyboard and touchpad don't work, there is no default gateway address stored so I can't get on t'interweb with it (yes I have tried ipconfig/release and renew) and it bluescreens within 3 minutes of logging into Vista. 

Now you can see why ranting at stuff in the Mail is helping my blood pressure.  lol:

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Some days I think the only thing keeping me from becoming homicidal is that the voices can't agree on which weapon would be the most fun.

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Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012, 11:45:55 AM »
My laptop has been acting a little strangely lately and I've found out that my install of AVG seems to have been as effective as the UK Border agency. Tried to uninstall it only to be told that I needed admin permissions to do so (I already had them) so I ended up having to get a removal tool from AVG to get rid of the bloody thing. Problem solved I hear you say...............err no.

Now the it has a tendency to freeze up when the progress bar appears during boot up and when it does boot the keyboard and touchpad don't work, there is no default gateway address stored so I can't get on t'interweb with it (yes I have tried ipconfig/release and renew) and it bluescreens within 3 minutes of logging into Vista. 

Now you can see why ranting at stuff in the Mail is helping my blood pressure.  lol:

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Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012, 11:49:42 AM »
You should get a man in  :thumbsup:
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Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012, 11:52:22 AM »
When I finally get this thing back up and running again I'm using Avast from now on, I just have to remember to turn off the speech as "Bing Bing Bing,  A THREAT HAS BEEN DETECTED" every couple of minutes was disconcerting when it was getting rid of what had been left in.  noooo:
Some days I think the only thing keeping me from becoming homicidal is that the voices can't agree on which weapon would be the most fun.

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Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 01:00:20 PM »
You should get a man in  :thumbsup:

I did check in the local computer place, 60 to reinstall Vista. Knackers to that, time to check if any of the guys I know down here have the disk.  noooo:
Some days I think the only thing keeping me from becoming homicidal is that the voices can't agree on which weapon would be the most fun.

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Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 02:56:10 PM »
You should get a man in  :thumbsup:

I did check in the local computer place, 60 to reinstall Vista. Knackers to that, time to check if any of the guys I know down here have the disk.  noooo:

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Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 05:31:45 PM »
Which flavour of Vista?

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Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 07:21:14 PM »
Home Basic. When I bought the laptop I couldnt justify trading up to an all singing all dancing model (believe me I tried  lol: )
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Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 09:54:53 AM »
Do you have a recovery/restore partition, or can you create recovery cd(s)?

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Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2012, 10:35:11 AM »
There is a partition on the hard disk but when I've tried using the recovery points I get a message saying the restore has failed as the point id damaged.
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Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2012, 06:31:27 PM »
I have some OEM Vista CDs - I will sort out a copy.

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Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2012, 06:35:39 PM »
Thanks Tel  :thumbsup:
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Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2012, 10:37:23 PM »
 Hmmm, just found the Compaq recovery manager. this may get messy.... scared2:
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Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2012, 06:05:11 AM »
Fooking knew it  cussing:
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Re: Fooking laptop/AVG
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2012, 06:10:55 AM »
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