I'm not familiar with any recovery disks...are you certain that you can run any of the Recovery Console commands from it? Do you have specific instructions on how to do such?http://support.gateway.com/s/SOFTWARE/Medi...MLXPH1asi.shtml
Recovery Console commands are meant to be run from either a Microsoft XP CD or a CD containing the RC. The chkdsk commands can also be initiated from within Windows (although they cannot run on the boot partition with Windows open).
Since it appears that you cannot boot into Windows...your alternatives seem to consist of downloading the Recovery Console .iso file and burning it to CD...or borrowing someone's XP CD to access the RC...or finding definitive instructions for your Gateway recovery disks which tell how to access the XP Recovery Console commands.
FWIW: I suggest running the chkdsk /r command, rather than chkdsk /p. If you look at the following link, you will see that chkdsk /p from the RC makes no changes/fixes, it merely reads.
Chkdsk From the Recovery Console - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb491051.aspx
Download Recovery Console, Bootable ISO - http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm
Edited by hamluis, 15 March 2009 - 10:45 AM.