Ginger Grammar and Spell Checker

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    "Ginger destroyed all of the text on my laptop screen."

    June 3, 2013  |   By Gillian-Gill

    Pros

    Ginger was very good had fixing my grammar & punctuation issues, but the cons out-way the pro's by far.

    Cons

    Please read my summery below. Ginger ruined the text on my laptop screen. Ginger made all of the text on my screen to go extremely shaky & unreadable. Not just text that I'd written, but ALL TEXT that appears on my screen!

    I have no doubt that Ginger caused this problem because my laptop is new & the problem occurred from the very second that I downloaded the free trial of Ginger. So, I uninstalled Ginger, but the problem didn't go away. All text on my screen is still extremely shaky & unreadable at least 50% 0f the time. At the start the problem occurred about 80% of the time, but it seems to happen less now. Its more like 50% of the time now, ether that or else I've just gotten used to it?!

    My laptop is ruined. :(

    Please read my summary below for more information.

    Thank-you!

    Summary

    Ginger ruined my laptop. It did work well for grammar & punctuation, but it totally messed up the screen on my Laptop. :( My laptop is new & its a really good laptop. Ginger caused all the text (ie. writing/typed words/anything written/comments/etc) to appear really shaky & unreadable. So, I uninstalled Ginger, but that didn't fix the problem. The writing on my screen is still shaky & unreadable most of the time.

    Sometimes it helps if I press the plus (+) button to make the writing on the screen bigger. Then I find the text on the screen is not quite as shaky, but that doesn't always work. Sometimes I move the page up & down quickly with the arrows over & over again. This can help a bit, but after a while the text appears shaky & unreadable again.

    I am totally gutted about this, my laptop is ruined. :( So, I uninstalled Ginger thinking this would fix the problem, but it didn't! My friend is extremely knowledgeable about computers, so he double checked & made sure ginger was uninstalled & it was.Yet the shaky unreadable text was still there.

    I have no doubt whatsoever that Ginger caused this problem with my laptop. My laptop was new & in PERFECT working order until I installed Ginger, but from the minute I installed Ginger the text on my laptop became really shaky & unreadable.

    I will say that the text is not always shaky & unreadable, but at least 50% of the time the problem occurs. It is a total nightmare & I'm gutted that my laptop is ruined.

    I wish the problem hadn't occurred because my grammar & punctuation isn't great & Ginger really did help me to check everything that I wrote, but now I've had to uninstall Ginger. 50% of the time I can barely read what is written on my laptop screen.

    My advice to people is DON'T download Ginger until Ginger find a solution to this dreadful problem.

    P.S. If anyone else had & similar problem & managed to fix it I'd be very grateful for an advice. I downloaded Ginger about three months ago and I uninstalled it after 2 days. So, I've been living with this problem for the last three months. I'd be grateful for any advice. I could sent screen shots of the shaky unreadable test if that would help?

    Thank-you!

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  • Reply by whatsit92 on July 18, 2013

    Dear Gillian. I feel your pain about a piece of software messing up your whole computer. I've had it happen too, many times. It's frustrating to say the least.
    I work on computers myself. I am NOT an expert, but I do have a clue as to what may have happened in your case. It sounds like a corrupt file in your registry. It also sounds like you had ginger running somewhere in the background at the time of removal, which is why your problem 'stayed'.
    IF this were the case with my New Computer...I would reformat it immediately. Back up everything you wish to 'save' on that computer to an external device and then Reinstall the operating system BACK to the factory settings. Most laptops have a recovery option built in. System recovery ...NOT system restore.
    If you do not have this option then use the disc's that came with your computer. You will need the Operating system disc AND Drivers and Utilities disc.

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