Unable to delete and re_install AVG free Edition

By Dave H
Apr 27, 2006
  1. Hya everyone well I have a problem Avg Anti-virus7.0 will not delete or re-install it is not working and the error details are as follows:

    Installer initialization failed due to following error:
    Undefined error: Initialization of the setup data file failed.
    Opening of the setup data file "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\setup.dat" failed.
    No such file or directory

    I am using Windows Xp I have tried deleting in safe mode but still get the same message help needed as not protected at moment. I have also tried system recovery but to no avail.

  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Try Start\Search\All files and folders and search for AVG, then delete anything found,then re-install AVG.

    Or try this Regscrub XP
  3. Dave H

    Dave H TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 79

    RE delete AVG

    No sorry does not work some files could be deleted but the rest say could not be removed or unable to read file. I did get the reg scrub that fixed 95 problems not that I know what it all means can advise.

  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    This can get rid of stubborn files KILLBOX

    and,or,you might try deleting those files in safe mode (tap F8 just after startup).

    Inorder to reinstall AVG you`ll have get rid of those files somehow.

    There`s another reg utility HERE which worked for someone with exactly same problem.

    Those 95 items that Regscrub found are just bits of junk left there by old programs.Unfortunately,it seems,not AVG.
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