Ok, i am sick of having so much junk in my computer, thus slowing it down and chances are, there's so much viruses/malware/spyware hidden in it that any normal anti spyware or anti virus program wouldn't detect it. So my solution was... start from scratch. I'm sure there would be some guide here about reformatting a hard drive or something, but i could not find anything relevant to my situation. Well, here's my situation: - i can't use the internet at home cos i can't connect for some odd reason, and it is really annoying the hell out of me. i've been trying for two days now, and it still won't connect. i've run every pc cleaning software, anti spyware, anti virus program, everything, it wouldn't even connect! (it's amazing how our lives are affected when the internet is down even for just a few hours. imagine without internet for two days! lol) -i have two hard drives, A = 60gb, B = 200gb -Hard drive B is only used for storage so i don't really want to reformat it, but unless i have to, i'll buy a 300gb external HD to store all my files and important docs for back up and reformat EVERTHING. -if i do reformat hard drive B and not have to buy an external HD, is it possible to keep all the files in hard drive B? -are there any implications if i do buy a 300gb hard drive and store all the files there and reformat the whole pc? (will the computer be able to read the files in the external HD or do i need to reinstall the external HD?) - i am a total newbie when it comes to pc, so plz just ignore my ignorance and correct me where i am wrong - cos my internet is not working, i may not respond quickly (assuming someone with a heart responds to this thread =) - my other alternative was just to buy a new pc, but i'd still like to keep this old one, just to play around with so... if someone can help me out, it would be appreciated by a LOT! thanks in advance!