i'msorry if this has been posted before, its just that ive tried to search for an answer on google, these forums, asked ocuk. no body seems to have the answer i'm looking for and i don't really want to pay for some rip off local to format it for me.
Im usually great with comps and enjoy building tweaking and modding my own computers but this has me beat.
If I understand correctly, you want to wipe your HDD completely clean, not saving anything, and start fresh as if it were a brand new HDD unit. Then you will install your OS (Win Vista 64), your applications software, etc.
I suggest what you really want to do is not just Format. For what you do want, the Vista Install disk should do it. Boot from the Install disk in the optical drive and look for its option to Delete any Partition it can find on your HDD unit. If there is more than one, Delete them all, one at a time if necessary. THEN proceed to Create and Format a new Partition (the normal Install process starting point), probably ensuring that it uses ALL of the HDD space for one large Partition (Volume) on the drive. Continue with the rest of the Install.