I have a dell inspiron 8100 laptop that is absolutely loaded with spyware and things of that nature. It has not been used in over a year, but I feel like if I can erase the hard drive it could be back to working order. I should mention that the screen died about 3 years ago and I have been using a monitor (don't ask why it wasn't repaired then), and the main left-click button is not functioning. I did some research and it appears that Secure Erase is my best option. Since I haven't used the computer in over a year, there is nothing that is important on it and it would be great if I lost all data and started fresh. Can anyone tell me if Secure Erase is the way to go or recommend another option like to send it in for repair somewhere, how to run secure erase, and any other tips on how to make this work? Thank You!