Sorry for the delay, I missed the notification of your last post some how. Saw your post in The Waiting Room though.
Do you have an XP CD? I still think you need to get chkdsk to run cleanly.
Boot your XP CD. If you don't have one download either of these and create a bootable CD from the .iso fileXP Recovery ConsoleAnother XP Recovery Console
You don't burn the iso file itself to CD., you create a CD from the iso file using your CD burning software. There is a good freeware burner called DeepBurner
which will do this. Another called ISO Recorder
is also very easy to use.
Boot the CD and at the first opportunity, enter R
to start the Recovery Console.
Next, choose which XP installation you want to login to. Normally this will be 1.
Lastly you will be asked for the Administrator password. Just press the Enter key as the Administrator does not have a password (unless you gave it one, then you would enter it).
From the command prompt, enter: chkdsk c: /r
Allow it to complete undisturbed.
Post back with the results please.
If that doesn't help then it's time to try a Repair Install
. This will leave your data and most installed programs alone, but you will have to reinstall some, like firewall and anti-virus and you will have to download and install all the Windows Updates again or install SP3 which was just released (better than downooading and installing 90+ updates).
Also read through the info here on doing a Repair Install: http://www.michaelst...pairinstall.htm