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.
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.