:?: I want to reformat my pc but it seems my own computer does not want me to.
It always gives out a stop error message saying something like this:

>>Your windows had been shut down to avoid damage.
1.Please scan your PC for viruses.
2.Scan hard drives so it be powered or terminated correctly.
3.Run CHKDSK/ F for errors.

Well I have done 1 and 3 still the stop error above always occur.
How to do number 2?
What does F mean in CHKDSK/ F? Is is F:\?
Well if it is I dont have a drive F:\.

Well actually I had one but the it is because of powerISO.
I installed it and suddenly F:\ appeared.

Is the powerISO responsible or other error that exists?

What should I do? Step by step please. Thank You

chkdsk /f means to fix errors
not F: drive.

You can get the whole syntax of the command by typing chkdsk /? If I remember correctly, this will only work on FAT/16/32 drives not NTFS. And should be done from the command prompt, in debug mode if you cannot start XP

Hope that helps

How are you formatting your PC?

If you're trying to do it while logged onto Windows, that's your problem. You should do it from the Windows XP CD's Partition Manager.

:?: I want to reformat my pc but it seems my own computer does not want me to.
It always gives out a stop error message saying something like this:

>>Your windows had been shut down to avoid damage.
1.Please scan your PC for viruses.
2.Scan hard drives so it be powered or terminated correctly.
3.Run CHKDSK/ F for errors.

Well I have done 1 and 3 still the stop error above always occur.
How to do number 2?
What does F mean in CHKDSK/ F? Is is F:\?
Well if it is I dont have a drive F:\.

Well actually I had one but the it is because of powerISO.
I installed it and suddenly F:\ appeared.

Is the powerISO responsible or other error that exists?

What should I do? Step by step please. Thank You

Taking that you want to get rid of your current windows installation, you should:

- boot from Windows setup CD
- (optional) delete partition(s) and recreate at least 1
- format partition(s)
- install the windows (optional)

Regarding the chkdsk /f, the "/f" is a command-line option to force the error checking on that drive. Otherwise it would skip most of the checks. I suggest that you use recovery console (boot with setup CD and choose -r for recovery console when prompted. Administrator password is needed here) and use chkdsk /p. That way you'll get most of the errors out.