[i]Originally posted by 85BJ60 [/i]
[B]i've had my system since jan2000 so i'm about due for a clean sheet.
Is this really the only reason you're refomatting?
If the system is running ok and wifey needs the machine then leave it alone! Especially as if this is the first time you've done this. If you are intent on going ahead with this make sure you have posession of all the drivers for your mobo, modem, graphics card and any other hardware you have installed. You're HDD and CD ROm are ATAPI and shouldn't need drivers.
Wouldn't like to be in your shoes if it all goes horribly wrong - mind you Valentines day coming up - could be costly for you