So after some tinkering of my own I managed to save my files by networking my laptop to my PC. To do this I installed a second copy of Windows. Now that I have my files off of my laptop I want to whipe it clean, removing both OS's and doing a fresh install of Windows. When I put the disk in and try to delete the partition it gives a warning that it is the system partition and it is not recommended to delete these. Is deleting the same as formatting? Because after looking through the Help and Support center under formatting it tells me "You cannot format a disk if files are open on the disk, the contents of the disk are displayed, or the disk contains the system or boot partition."
So how do I reformat without permanently screwing it up?
If you need anymore information I'll gladly give it.