Quote: Originally Posted by goku2000u
I have Windows 7 Compaq Presario CQ61 and it first happened when I was on Youtube, I left the laptop sitting for a bit, then I come back and the screen was completely black. Everytime I turn it on, I get a message saying Hard Disk 301 and it tells me to run a Hard Disk Test but it failed, and I just bought this laptop recently.
Could it be that one of the reason is that I uninstalled Norton Antivirus and was attacked by a Trojan? (The reason I uninstalled it, the antivirus was already expired and kept getting pop ups.) Is there a way to reformat the disk or something? Because I'm a little bit good at computers but I don't know how to repair a hard drive. Help will be much appreciated. Thanks.
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