The machine seems to run quite well when it runs. I'm not sure if the added strain on from the virus taxed the hard drive or if there is a differnt problem. If the machine is inactive for 3o-60 mins, it will reboot and restart showing that it had a fatal error and that there was a hardware problem with the hard drive. I have tried to run the error checking program and it will not complete because it does a reboot. I am also not able to complete either of the online scans for the same reason. The Kaspersky site did come up with a couple of hits, but the machine rebooted before it was complete so it did not create a report and I have no ides what it found. Like I said, this may not be related and I might have an actual hard drive failure issue.
I will say that I used the Windows Recovery Console to replace a couple files in the drivers folder and I have been running it in safe mode for longer than I had in the recent past. I copied the atapi.sys and the ftdisk.sys files. I had found other posts that pointed to those files as culprits.
If there are any tests I should run to verify things, I would appreciate hearing your suggestions. Thank you.