|Wait a min Hippy. Your problem is not even with the hard drive. It's a known Windows XP issue that takes 30 mins to fix.|
All you have to do is boot from the Windows XP CD (Operating System CD), Press R to repair using the Recovery Console, it brings up a command prompt. Type chkdsk /r and hit enter. It will run for about 20-45mins, when it's done type EXIT, hit enter, remove the disk, and reboot the "puter", it will be back to normal.