In using Ghost 2003 to make a copy of my HD, (and I tried twice) I got (both times) the message that a range of sectors (some 64 consecutive) were damaged. The destination disk was brand new and I may need to return it.)

But I first thought to run Chkdsk, but found that without my recovery disk (that's the one that has my XP on it, right?), only the primary drive would be checked. Tfhe notice read: "The chkdsk command with the parameters listed below is only available when you are using the Recovery Console. The chkdsk command with different parameters is available from the command prompt.

chkdsk [drive:] [/p] [/r]"

So I stuck in my Windows XP disk and got told that Windows Set-up cannot continue as the version of Windows on my computer is newer than the version on the CD. That must be because I have XPSP2.

So what to do to run the Recovery Console so I can use checkdisk to check my brand new drive? Doesn't make sense to uninstall XP, then reinstall it from my CD and THEN redownload and install SP2.