What model emachines system (e.g., T1234, etc.)?
The typical explanation for the error reported:0x00000024: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM
A problem occurred within NTFS.SYS, the driver file that allows the system to read and write to NTFS file system drives. There may be a physical problem with the disk, or an Interrupt Request Packet (IRP) may be corrupted. Other common causes include heavy hard drive fragmentation
, heavy file I/O, problems with some types of drive-mirroring software, or some antivirus software. I suggest running ChkDsk or ScanDisk as a first step
; then disable all file system filters such as virus scanners, firewall software, or backup utilities. Check the file properties of NTFS.SYS to ensure it matches the current OS or SP version. Update all disk, tape backup, CD-ROM, or removable device drivers to the most current versions.
<<The first and most repeated solution I saw was to attempt a System Recovery with the Windows XP disc.>>
I interpret that as a suggestion to do a repair install. The Recovery Console does not provide the ability to do a system recovery, it only provides the ability to correct some types of errors.
A repair install replaces any missing/damaged system files, while keeping data and programs installed intact.
How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
One of the things which can be done from Recovery Console is to attempt to run the chkdsk /r command (which is a suggested attempt to overcome whatever is wrong), as reflected in the general guidance above.
How to use CHKDSK in the XP Recovery Console - http://pirules3.14.googlepages.com/recovery_console_chkdsk
In the event that chkdsk is unable to complete, write down any error message and post same here. There could be hard drive problems which are interpreted as NTFS problems.
You might go over whatever references eMachine supplied for using the disk which accompanied the system.