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Unable to access Add or remove programs function in Win xp sp3

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I am not able to access the Add/Remove programs feature in the Win XP Control Panel.  I get a message saying Value creation failed " at line 451.  I would be grateful for any help in fixing this problem.
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do you have any themes running? try disabling them and accessing it again

else put an XP disk in the machine and go start>run  in the box type sfc /scannow

this checks and restores windows system files
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Could be caused by theme.
Look this article of MS KB: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823768
It should fix your issue too.
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Also, you can find such dll (Shellstyle.dll) and simply replace it with working one.
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Problem now fixed. Thank you for your help.
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