Hello! I'm trying to reformat a computer and running into an annoying issue. I boot from the XP cd, get to the little screen that loads some files at the beginning of reinstalling windows, and then a screen comes up that says "STOP: this process has been shut down to prevent further harm to windows" (or something to that effect). It lists possible reasons for this as viruses on the computer, new changes with the hard drive, or a corrupt hard drive. I ran chkdsk to see if there was anything wrong with that hard drive - that came out just fine. But every time I try to reformat, BAM! I'll admit there are probably viruses on the computer - that's why I'm trying to reformat. Can a virus cause a screen like this to come up?? I can't get past that point. Any one ever get a screen like that while reformatting? How did you get around it? Is there another strategy to reformatting a computer? Thanks!