So, my other computer finally crashed. I formally kept it and deemed it my 'spam' machine seeing as it's the only computer that had any downloading programs such as limewire, etc... and w/o virus protection, it was an open book. I also hadn't gotten around to downloading mozilla for it, even though that would have been healthier as well... I had already partitioned the drive, and kept it moderately clean, minus the virus damage that was underlying. What I need to know is: after deleting, and wiping the whole system clean, and rebooting Windows XP on it, will it function as new, or just a less messed up version of it's former self? Hardware, aside from the graphics card, which needs replaced, is fine to the best of my knowledge. So, unless reformatting can somehow burn out or crash the hard drive, etc, I shouldn't have any problems, right? I just need the basic low down of what I'm going to be expiriencing here, and if there is going to arise a problem, how and what needs to be done to improve ?