The first post starts with a ref to a reboot atempt using the ghost image disc, so it seems it is not a bootable disc.
And if you've a legal OS copy, the best thing is probably to make a fresh install.
For that you'll need the drivers for the devices you have installed: graphic card (if it is not onboard), sound card, monitor.
Some of them (CD/DVD drives don't need as they get native support)
Check if you have original discs, otherwise you have to look for them in the web.
If it's a notebook, you need to look fro the manufacturer drivers (make and model, as some specs are proprietary and different from the regularsm, for instance for graphic cards and notebook monitors).
But having XP, did you look for restore points?
All this implies that you don't have a copy of Ghost, if you say you got all legal you should, otherwise it makes no sense you have a ghost image as recovery disc. Look the disc's content and if you see a ghost.exe file, get a bootable windows 95/98 floppy, boot from them and run ghost.exe from your disc, afterwards you'll be able to restore the system partition.