My desktop which runs windows XP home has become very slow. It keeps giving registries errors when connected to the internet. It also has had a lot of software added and removed over the past three years I have owned it. It is so slow now that when typing sometimes you have to wait for the PC to catch up. I want to clear everything and start anew by formatting the hard drive and loading windows XP pro. I am not sure how to do this and am concerned about losing drivers for CD drive, DVD, monitor, keyboard and such thing.
Can someone please give me some advice?
Thanking you in advance
P.S. I assume formatting the hard drive will also clear the registry