A better approach it?s preparing a slipstreamed SP2 CD. Use Autostreamer and perform an in-place repair (read How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install).
Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,
T. S. Eliot
Would appreciate any help on using Windows XP Home installation CD to repair/replace registry files without doing a reformat.