Need Help With Laptop

Sisson17

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Hello, I have a Compaq Presario CQ60 and have been messing around on it after getting it to boot up. My computer was extremely slow and would lag/never open applications, so I downloaded AVG antivirus and Norton Antivirus and did full system scans. Turns out I had a Trojan Hiloti and it was said to be removed. It's been about a week since removal and my computer is still slow and now I even get a message telling me I have Hard Disk Failure. Is there anything I can do to fix this? If I need a new hard drive would that fix this problem? Please help!

Note: Windows 7 64-bit (may upg. to windows 10 soon) with 2GB RAM.
 

Sisson17

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So if I were to buy an external hard drive could I format it to work on windows 7 or 10 and then boot up my laptop with that?
 

tman1

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You would need either the recovery media for your laptop - which I am betting you don't have, as many OEMs just create a recovery partition on the hard drive - or a Windows 7, 8, 10 install media, DVD or on USB.
 

Sisson17

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Ok, if I have a bootable windows 10 usb I can replace the hard drive, boot up with the usb, and then format and install windows 10 on the new hard drive?
 
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