We have in our office a DELL Inspiron 5000 laptop that we want to "recycle" and send to an off-site location. Before we send it though we would like to clean it up and basically begin with a clean slate. A friend told me that in order to do that the hard drive needs to be formatted or re-formatted. Is that correct? And are there any "tricks of the trade" that I should look into before getting started? Does anyone know a link or a website that would provide instructions/guidence in formatting a hard drive? The laptop has is running Windows 2000 and 2000 Office Professional. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated!