The error means that Windows couldn't find any media in the drive. Since Windows is working, there's a problem at a lower level.
If it's stable, this may be the worst that it gets. If it's not stable, then you may end up not being able to access your hard drive.
I'd start with using the Recovery Console ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-install-the-windows-xp-recovery-console/
) and running these commands (to attempt to fix the file system on the hard drive):
Another option here would be the BOOTCFG /REBUILD command - but post back before trying it. It's a bit confusing and there's other, easier ways to check the integrity of your BOOT.INI file.
If that doesn't fix the problem, then I'd suggest running a diagnostic utility from the manufacturer of your hard drive. There's a list of the most common one's in this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/
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