|When you perform a "repair" to XP by booting to the CD and following the instructions online how to do a repair the registry is put back to the default install. You may not want that.|
If you need to you might be able to use a live linux or barts cd to get the backup copy of registry if it exists.
See also this. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545
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