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The MS kb307545 is here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545
Doing that procedure results in a working Windows, but you will have to re-install many things !
You are MUCH better off to do a Repair installation of Windows procedure, which will NOT delete the personal data and settings that you have added to the partition Windows was installed on .
How to do an XP Repair installation of Windows procedure, step by step:
You will need a Windows CD of the same version as the one of your Windows installation, Home or Pro, and the Product Key, preferably the one that was used to install it, but it can be one for the same version as the one of your Windows installation.
In most cases you get the Product Key from the official Microsoft sticker on your computer case, or from the official Microsoft sticker that came with your Windows CD if it has not been stuck to the case, or if you can't find that or don't have that, you can use a program to find the Product Key your Windows installation is presently using, BEFORE you run the Repair Setup (Repair install) - e.g. search for: keyfinder, by Jelly Bean whatever.
If you have any hard drive larger than 137gb manufacturer's size, the Windows CD must have at least SP1 updates integrated into it.
XP CDs with SP2 or SP3 updates integrated into them have that printed on the CD.
All the regular Microsoft OEM XP CDs I've seen that have SP1 updates integrated into them do NOT have anything printed on them that indicates they have SP1 updates, but the volume label - the label you see for the CD in Windows - of the CDs that have SP1 updates are different from those for XP CDs that have no SP updates at all - you can search the web using the volume label and find out whether it has SP1 updates or not.
After it's finished...
If your Windows CD does not have SP1 or SP2 or SP3 updates included, and you updated to SP2, or SP3 you may have to install SP2 or SP3 updates again to get it working properly. SP1 or later is required for USB 2.0 and hard drives larger than 137gb (manufacturer's size; 128gb in Windows and most bioses).
You may also need to re-install some of your Windows Updates.