Unfortunately my friend you have landed in the Dimension-CD/DVD conference. You may be better served from our Regulars that frequent the Dimenion-Hard drive conference, so I would suggest you consider posting your question there. Since you mentioned the chkdsk /r command, I am assuming you have reviewed the following Microsoft article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297185 Did you try the other suggestion in regards to Windows XP Recovery Console?
God, grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do and the eyesight to tell the difference. CD/RW Link