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:?: 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

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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

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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.

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:?: 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.

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