Follow these instructions to get to a command prompt (and backup your files if needed):
You can run chkdsk and other tools from here. Linux tools won't solve most of the time problems with NTFS partitions, they tell you to run chkdsk from Windows first, to avoid causing even bigger problems. Although there are a few advanced tools that could help you. Ask me if you need them.
Anyways, take into consideration that Windows XP is 11 years old, and support and updates for it end in April 8, 2014. Consider upgrading to a newer Operating System, such as Windows 7 or Ubuntu 12.04.
You can install and test Windows 7 for free during 30 days with the same ISO image used in the previous tutorial. You will need to buy a license after that, so I would recommend getting the 32-bit (x86) Home Premium version (for compatibility and because it is cheaper).
Ubuntu is free, you can download the ISO image of Ubuntu Live CD from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop . Select 12.04 LTS (32-bit version). Burn it to a CD, you can boot and test Ubuntu from this Live CD before installing. There are many other free Linux distributions also.
Burn the ISO images with ImgBurn:
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