Ok so I figured that I would reformat my laptop because its starting to run pretty slow. Its a Compaq I bought a year ago with alot of useless stuff I don't need. I tried to reformat using a regular XP Disk and as soon as I get to the blue screen and pick NTFS the progress bar starts and my notebook shuts itself down. I have tried many things and I asked Compaq for their real recovery disk and I still have the same problem. My computer just keeps shutting down when I try to reformat. There are no random shut downs when I'm normally using it, only when I try to reformat. Please help. Cliffs - Tried reformatting XP using different disks and supplied Compaq Recovery disk and no dice. Laptop shuts itself off during reformat.