update on my attempt to formate the hard drive:
1) I started Safe Mode with Command Prompt and typed "format c:" (it looked like this: C:\Windows\system32>format c
2) It said the following:
The type of the file system is NTFS
WARNING, ALL DATE ON NON-REMOVABLE DISK DRIVE C: WILL BE LOST!
Proceed with Format (Y/N)?
3) I typed "Y"
4) It said:
System Partition is not allowed to be formatted.
5) It kicked me back out to the C:\Windows\system32>
So how am I supposed to format a drive when I doesn't allow me too?