Need someone smarter than me to solve this.This a friends Gateway GM5474 w/Vista Home Premium.He hates it because its so slow, so I thought I'd just wipe it and install clean O/S, same one.I used Dban,Wipedrive,Spotmau, showed 2 partitions, 1-10gb and the other 385gb on a 500 gb HD. Wiped,delete,format,partition(same)reinstall clean vista and everytime (least 10 times) does not ask for key(on back) and doesn't need drivers,goes back to way it was. I build all my pc's and have just built one, so I took the brand new HD out of it, wiped the drive, just used entire partition,format,ntsf and installed vista again,came back same as with the other drive,35 processes,cpu usage 6-8 %,phsical memory 25%.Did a backup of all the drivers before I wiped it,thought would need.Just wanted to get rid of all the crap that comes with it. I thought it must have a hidden,locked partition storing all the info, but with new HD, how is it coming back,not asking for drivers,all the same processes running.Unless it's stored somewhere in the bios,mobo, I have no idea.Hijack This won't let me right click for admin. Any thoughts would be appreciated.Maybe shut down or delete some stuff?