In Windows XP, when you use Control Panel to run the Add or Remove Programs applet, you receive:
Service Pack 1Parser Message: Value creation failed at line 472
Service Pack 2Parser Message: Value creation failed at line 521
This behavior is generally the result of a theme problem.
To resolve this issue:
1. Open Control Panel.
2. Open the Display applet.
3. Select the Themes tab.
4. In the Theme drop-down box, select Windows XP.
5. Press Apply and OK.
NOTE: An alternate fix might be tip 7458 » Add or Remove Programs on Windows XP errors with 'Value creation failed " at line 410'?
NOTE: You can use the Energy Blue (Royale) theme.