Just going back to the top, and adding info about the error perhas for ppl trying to run xp on an imac,
i jsut recoverd from this problem,
the chkdsk c: /p/r
worked for me
id been using xp on my mac for a couple of weeks working ok and I turned it on today to find this problem, id had similar problems with a blue screen and I booted from disk and used repair console and styped in fixboot and this occasionaly worked.
just I couldnt find much to help me being an imac user,
and generally isnt anything to do with them 40/80 pin cables as imacs r built to run xp and so on.
another tip is, I was told if the error code was 0x000000ed and the second was 0x00000032 then its corrupted files and to do the chkdsk,
however my code was 0x000000ed and then 0x89de0958!!!!!
no 32 and I just gambled on the chkdsk and it worked,
so all hope is not lost,
GOOD LUCK hope I help some one,, coz I aint a techy lol