Along with this I have a few problems/questions.
1. I have two laptops on a network along with this computer. The computer I'm going to be formatting is the one where the DSL connection was originally placed. How is the internet connection going to be effected on all three computers?
2. Am I going to have to somehow install anything like my DVD Drive and CD-Burner? I know that I'm going to have to re-install the external things like printers, iPods, etc., but what about the internal things like the DVD, CD-Burner, and Floppy Disk drives?
3. I don't have the original XP Home setup disc as the computer came pre-configured as a gift. Will this matter if I buy an XP Professional disk? (I'm not going to buy a XP Pro Upgrade disk because I want to make sure EVERYTHING gets deleted.)
4. If I want to make a partition for testing things out such as Linux, or games, what different steps am I going to have to take?
Thank you very much for your help.