Afternoon all. I just installed my new gfx card (8800 gts / 640) and am having some issues in various. I have decided instead of spending a lot of time troubleshooting - it's time for a spring cleaning. I am going to go for a fresh format and OS reinstall. I tend to do this about once or twice a year but never really sure if I am going about the formating procedure correctly. What is the best way to prepare your HDD for a new OS? I typically get everything off that I need to back up and then boot from orignally XP disc and go to the command prompt and run fDisk (i think).... now I can't remember. Does the original XP disc have fDisk on it? Any rate, what procedures do you guys use when going for a fresh OS install? Formatting or otherwise?