Guest Hornet117 Posted May 7, 2015 Share Posted May 7, 2015 So here is a play-by-play on what has happened to my PC. 1: I just finished my Spanish Final Exam online. (secure website, I doubt it gave me a virus) 2: I load up YouTube and watch half a video and my PC suddenly bogs down and begins to run really slow. At the same time I hear the fan start blowing really hard. 3: I look at my computer status-bar and it shows my processor running at a flat 100% capacity. I pull up the task manager and it shows my Avast Anti-Virus is pulling 97-95% of my processor's capacity. Everything else looks good, other than the fact that its all running at a crawl. 4: Seeing that my Avast looks to be the issue I attempt to shut it down temporarily. It asked me "are you sure you want to be unprotected" to which I hit "Yes." Nothing happens. 5: Slightly frustrated with Avast I decide to force-uninstall it with my "Iobit deep uninstaller" software which I randomly have on my PC. After doing so it asked me if I wanted to delete all residual files that were left behind by the regular un-install. It displayed like 5 pages of avast directories and such so I highlighted them all and hit delete. 6: They all deleted in a few seconds and the uninstaller informed me that my changes would take effect once I restarted. (At this point my PC is still blowing hard and running slow) 7: I hit the restart button and that was the last time my PC showed the Desktop. Now if I try and boot up it enters a diagnostic loading screen then fails to fix the problem. At this point it gives me several options including: Start in safe mode Go to boot menu Start Command prompt System Restore Wipe system to factory default and a few others i forget. I have tried them all aside from the wipe to factory default...I would like to save some of my files if I could. The system restore option displays that I have no system restore points saved (which I know for a fact I have done so a couple times) I'll have to manual check my full system specs as I don't have them off the top of my head. I'll add them below when I get them. Also I don't have a boot disk to repair with :( I downloaded this windows software for free from my collage. My tentative plan moving forward: I have been planning on buying a new SSD and a copy of Windows 7. (8.1 is too flashy and doesn't really give me anything I like) At this point I think that I will go ahead and do so. I will try to install windows 7 on the SSD and then drag all my necessary files over to it. Once I've done this I'll go ahead and format the old Hard Drive and use it for storage. I will be working all day Thursday and Friday so I won't be able to do any of this until Saturday. Any thoughts in the meantime from those of you who are tech savvy? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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