But you're not going to be able to do that unless you have the genuine XP Setup CD.
What do you mean by, "so I can gain access back into it"?
If you just want to get access to your files, have you thought of using a Linux Live CD? Ubuntu does that. Download the Ubuntu ISO file burn it to CD as an ISO, then boot from that. If the hard drive is still accessible this will allow you to see the files and copy them off to some external media.
How do I make a bootable cd for windows xp? I only want it to boot up from the cd rom drive only, I don't want to restore or repair or reinstall windows xp. I just need the cd to get me past the boot up process so I gain access back into it. Is there a way I can do this? I do not have the installation or recovery disks as they were not given to me when I bought the computer.