AVG’s rescue cd allows you to scan and repair your computer outside of the installed windows operating system. This is great considering once a computer is infected many viruses stop anti-virus software from removing and stopping the infections within windows, but outside of windows the viruses are powerless. AVG accomplishes this by packaging their AVG antivirus software inside a live linux distribution. A live operating system is one you can boot from removable media such as a dvd or flash drive and not need to install. AVG offers a helpful guide to obtain and prepare a copy of the resuce cd.
For most users, universal drivers which support their computer are normally included with the live linux distro. Computers with newer unsupported hardware can sometimes have issues which can prevent the linux operating system from booting. A workaround for this includes adding different boot parameters to inform the operating system to not use the hardware. To do this with the AVG rescue cd at the boot selection screen hit tab and add one of the below combination’s to the boot parameter. If still no luck try the next combination.
- noapic nolapic
- lapic pci=routeirq