Interested information from another Linux board:
“Anyways, a couple of days ago I had a major hard drive crash that corrupted
all my NTFS volumes. XP refused to boot, no safe mode, the recovery console
wouldn’t start, nothing. I was able to boot with the CD and navigate to my
FAT32 volume (whoever said NTFS was more reliable than FAT32 was smokin’
something). But unfortunately GHOST would hang at the start up screen.
Apparently GHOST was just as unhappy with my corrupted NTFS vols as XP!
So, I whipped out my Knoppix LiveCD (which happily mounted all the “corrupt”
NTFS volumes. Sometimes I wonder why I still use Windows…) and did a
ntfsfix on all the drive volumes (except the FAT32 obviously). Miraculously,
that did the trick. XP booted up, performed all the chkdsk for each NTFS vol
and everything looks normal.”