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How do I clean and format old drives and put them back in my system as new?

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
Gigabyte GA EX58-UD5
i7CPU 920@2.67Ghz 2.66 Ghz
Gskill Ripjaw f3-8500CL7S-4gbrl DDR3-1066 PC-8500 4gbx1 spd cl7-7-7-1 8 1.5v
24 gig ram 6x4
Nvidia Quadro FX4800

I pulled 5 hard drives out of this system and I plan to install a new hard drive with a fresh install of windows. How do I start fresh with these old drives? What should I check and how do I erase and format? I have a laptop and an external HD docking station.
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if there was no virus suspected - no need to clean out the whole drive imo
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Best way for TEST and ERASE is HD tune. Google it.