Calibre killed my hard drive

Bug #1003708 reported by Mark S. on 2012-05-23
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Bug Description

I installed the latest version of Calibre after reading all of the great reviews, and I've had nothing but trouble. It runs, no ran slow. Painfully, insufferably and uselessly slow. In fact, I can't do much past loading the main screen before the UI completely locked up my system. Well after ~5 hours, 2 re-installations (same and older, 'more stable' version...0.7.17), 5 forced restarts, 1 windows failing to start (never seen before)...I give up.

I've tried pretty much everything to try to get this working. (includes disabling firewalls & antivirus, and every other 'fix' there has been to this problem) I'm running windows 7 on a computer more than capable of handling whatever program I throw at it - except this one apparently.

Every time a user (like myself) reports this problem, the developer swiftly dismisses it as a user-end problem...

The program caused my CPU to run 100%, and ran my hard drive literally into the ground. After being fed up and putting my computer through hours of pain, for the 2nd and last time, I uninstalled and rebooted my computer. Except my computer would not boot to windows, or anything else for that matter. Cheers, and thanks for destroying my entire personal collection of data.

Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote :

It was my pleasure. I designed calibre specifically to destroy all your data. In fact all these years I was just waiting for you to come along and install calibre so that it destroyed all your data.

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Invalid
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