|"my laptop was used so I didn't get a windows cd with it ..."|
Are you able to contact whoever sold it to you ?
If yes, they may still have the original disks that came with the computer. There is no Microsoft Windows CD - it's a Dell labelled CD that has XP Re-installation CD or similar printed on it. There may also be Dell labelled Drivers and Applications or similar CDs, or a DVD.
You can borrow someone else's regular Microsoft OEM XP CD of the same version - Home or Pro.
A regular Microsoft OEM XP CD has the Microsoft holograms on it, it's usually light brownish or pinkish colored, and has " For distribution with a new PC only." printed on it.
Or - if the model is not more than about 5 years old, you can go to the Dell web site and order Recovery disks for your model - they will shipped to you a fast way, and cost you a lot less that a single OEM XP Home SP3 CD, the cheapest type of XP CD to buy.
Or - if there are no Recovery disks available from the Dell web sites, there are a small number of web sites that have the same Recovery disks available for you to download from the web, after you have paid a fee similar to what you would have had to pay Dell.
Or - you could buy a regular Microsoft OEM XP SP3 Home or Pro CD, whichever you have on the computer, from a local place that sells computer parts and builds custom made systems. e.g. ~ $100 or more for XP Home, more for Pro.
Or you could buy a retail version of XP SP3, Home or Pro, whichever you have on your computer, for more money.
Stop 0x00000024 = NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM
May "hits" on the web when you search using: Stop 0x00000024,
Or for this problem, if the laptop has a floppy disk drive, or you have a USB connected floppy drive or can borrow one and can set the mboard's bios Setup Boot Order or similar settings to boot from a USB drive, you could click on this to download a file
to make a NTFS bootable floppy disk, boot the computer with it, then
"After you load the bootable floppy disk onto your damaged system, select either option one (1) or option three (3). If you selected option one (1), type chkdsk /r at the command prompt, and your problem should go away after the disk has been repaired."
Your problem may have been caused by data corruption caused by your hard drive being in the process of failing.
Check your hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics.
See the latter part of response 1 in this:
If you don't have a floppy drive, you can get a CD image diagnostic utility from most hard drive manufacturer's web sites, but obviously you would need to make a burned CD, preferably a CD-R for best compatibility, on another computer if you need to.
Seagate's Seatools will test any brand of hard drive.
Do the long test.
If the hard drive itself tests okay, any data problems found can be fixed, one way or another.