Major laptop problems
Ok I am used to building and using desktop computers. My step-sisters cousin brought me a laptop that DEFFINENTLY got hacked or has a virus. This is a windows 8 computer, and the startup takes 10 mins. I opened Everest Home Edition on it and it said that the motherboard manufacturer was unknown. In the start menu, we clicked on the Recent Plces, and there was a folder that was named 'Hacked Programs' When I tried to open the folder, it said that the folder was located on a hard drive that was not currently connected to the computer. Those are the first indications of a virus/hacker. I am currently installing windows 7 on it, but when it opened the window asking what hard drive to partition for windows, it showed 2 hard drives that could be partitioned for windows. The first hard drive was only 100 megabytes. WHAT?!?! The second hard drive is 250 gigabytes, so I set windows 7 to install on the second hard rive, but how is there a second hard rive on a laptop?? That is some serious modification from what I understand. And if there isntthe second hard drive installed, how would we get the suspected hacker to not be able to access the computer?