I Have Never Heard of This...
happening before so I can at best guess. More info would help. Who's AV?
What Other protectors &/or back-up software?
Try going to Start>Run & in opening box type msconfig & click ok.
On upper right see Start-up Tab. It will show various items w/check marks in boxes set to run at start up. Is check disk listed there?
Also check "Services" tab for it.
If so, remove check mark from that box. Then go to general Tab on left side and put check mark/dot in spot for "Selective Start-up. & Reboot.
You may get pop-up box say... click on box saying don't show again & Ok.
Alternately, go as if wanting to run CHDSK.My Computer>C:.Properties>Tools>Error checking/check Now and see if there is a check mark in either/both of those boxes. Should NOT be.If there is, uncheck both. Back away or reboot. Hopefully no more at start-up.
One more thought: Have you let it run & complete a Check Disk ?
I would think this might happen IF you did, indeed, have major errors on your HD that XP discovered during boot process & was trying to fix to allow normal operation.
In your event viewer>system tab> look for latest or multi "logon" entries. These would be created after chdsk & describe what was found/done during the process. This might describe a cause for the problem.
Best guesses I can offer. Good Luck!!
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