I am having a problem with BSOD error code 0x00000024 on a Dell Desktop running XP. I cannot get Windows to start normaly or in safe mode in anyway shape or form. I would like to try and do a chkdsk /f and any error checks. I have tried to do a repair on windows without using the recovery console and the (R) is not available. I do not want to use the recovery console as I do not want to lose any private data. Any suggestions please.