I think you will have to re-install XP to resolve these issues. When you try to perform a repair, the system detects that SP2 is installed which is a major update so is , in effect, a newer version of Windows. The repair function will only work for the original pre-installed version of Windows XP on your PC (that is to say, without SP2). So I advise you re-install the original version. Then give it time to settle down using the original version of XP Home for a few hours before you add SP2 again. And do make sure you temporarily disable any 'real-time' antivirus and anti-spyware file-checking before doing so as they can interfere with SP2 while it's being installed, causing corruption or an incomplete installation. Once it's installed, however, you can enable all your usual real-time security again.
Edited by pip22, 14 July 2007 - 05:57 AM.