When I first bought my HP with Vista 64 and couple months ago it screamed. I do a lot of image editing and the results regarding process times were very pleasing. As time went on and other software was installed, things started to slow down to a point of ridiculous so I did a "system recovery with format". Although it restored the factory settings I didn't feel it was performing as before. I did a test by trying to create another set of recovery discs. It wouldn't let me which led me to believe it's not really wiping the HD clean. I feel like that is what's needed to get this thing back to normal. I have the recovery discs. Is there a way to wipe the HD clean and reinstall with what I have?