While it would not cause me such pain as I can boot up and delete the old normal.dot Word template we see users that have no computer repair background that will have to restore the PC.

HOWEVER!!!! The issue of the corrupt user profile is still with us after over a DECADE! I had truly wished Microsoft would have issued a fixit tool for that but if you google XP CORRUPT PROFILE you begin to see that we can't run a Windows PC with one lone account. We need a spare Admin capable account to recover from corrupt profiles.