I have a hard drive that multiple viruses shut it down. Is it possible to erase this HD and reformat it to be usable again. I don't need it, yet I can do this and not harm this new HP a6500f. My wife would kill me for that<=. I have a laptop and a minor understanding of computer construction, just not programing. I really would like to get it going then use it for my exclusive survival, genealogy and personal writtings. Any Help would be tried and appreciated.