Assuming that XP works in the same way then the way to do this is as follows:
Start a Dos box (i.e. Command Prompt)
chkntfs /x d: (where d: represents the drive you wish to stop the check of)
type exit to close dos box.
To return to the default state where all drives are checked repeat the procedure but in this case type
chkntfs /d (this returns everything to the default state)
MS Knowledge base article 160963
Hope the above helps