|I beg to differ, the error msg is the key to fixing the problem. it very much matters what it is. thats where you start at.|
there is lots of hope.
head over( ifyou can to
you will see on the left hand side your error msg, specifically # 24.
(Click to consult the online Win XP Resource Kit article, or see Windows 2000 Professional Resource Kit, p. 1543.)
A problem occurred within NTFS.SYS, the driver file that allows the system to read and write to NTFS file system drives. There may be a physical problem with the disk, or an Interrupt Request Packet (IRP) may be corrupted. Other common causes include heavy hard drive fragmentation, heavy file I/O, problems with some types of drive-mirroring software, or some antivirus software. I suggest running ChkDsk or ScanDisk as a first step; then disable all file system filters such as virus scanners, firewall software, or backup utilities. Check the file properties of NTFS.SYS to ensure it matches the current OS or SP version. Update all disk, tape backup, CD-ROM, or removable device drivers to the most current versions.
do what it says,
also at M$ website:
click on bugcheck 0x24. read.
post bak if you still cant get something hammered out.