Originally Posted by Riptide
Same. We've had to do it several times on the machines at work when they started having disc issues. Sometimes booting off the xp cd, running recovery console, and doing a chkdsk /r will bring the machine back up so it at least boots and we can pull stuff off it.
Yep, saved me from having to reformat a PC plenty of times. Although, I'd never run chkdsk inside Windows anyway. I've always done it from the Recovery Console.