My first submission posted to Geeks was in March 2006 and was exactly this, and after much help from Wannabe1 and others I finally managed to fix it via a local third party. On this occasion however that local fix is not working. I have gone through all the instructions from the old thread again today, including Scannow (all clear) but still cannot run a Chkdsk on bootup.
If I post a CMD in dos and say "Y" to run a Chkdsk - when it boots it says, "Cannot open the volume for direct access - Windows has finished checking the disk."
Co-incidentally, a member by the name of Aquarius picked up the thread from my old posting today, thus it appears on the front page of the XP Forum.
The one thing that was not tried by Wannabe1 last time was to try to run Chkdsk from the Recovery Console. A process I know nothing about.
Would some kind person please render me further assistance on this matter if possible. If you read through the previous thread which was posted on March 13 2006 at 0518 PM, you can assume that I have repeated all the instructions from Wannabe1, to no avail.