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

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.
pappajaysierraAsked:
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mrroonieConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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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noxchoConnect With a Mentor Global Support CoordinatorCommented:
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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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Also, you can find such dll (Shellstyle.dll) and simply replace it with working one.
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pappajaysierraAuthor Commented:
Problem now fixed. Thank you for your help.
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