I have XP SP2 upgraded to SP3 via the Windows update process. I found my problem because the latest .NET update will not install. So I was going to remove it and reinstall. When I did it, I found the Parser error noted above. I followed all the various steps in the thread (changed the theme, renamed the SHELLSTYLE.DLL, moved other copies from another PC, copied in files from an old LUNA directory tree, etc.)
When I tried the "sfc -scannow" it ran mostly though it threw about 6-8 errors requiring a SP3 disk (which I didn't have...it was installed from an SP3) so I skipped those...the SFC completed and still I get the message:
Value creation failed " at line 451
Help!! Pretty Please?