|Have you tried sfc /scannow from the recovery console, or chkdsk, or fixboot, or fixmbr.|
To use these commands, you will have to boot with a winxp cd, choose to boot to the recovery console, then type each command one at a time and try again after each one. A long process unless you get lucky but i may work.
It is bad luck to be superstitious.
- Andrew W. Mathis