stop freaking out, if you have a legit copy of windows, call microsoft and they will allow you to re-activate it
if it's not a legit copy, then i guess you need to crack it or something again
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WPAEvents the OOBETimer key's value was probably changed, that's why it's prompting to activate
I use msconfig all the time to disable some startup rubbish.
XP should only ask for reactivation if there has been a significant hardware change. Do you have your XP licence details ?
I would call their Activation support line and explain what is going on. Did you buy the PC with XP already installed or did you put it on yourself ?
hi in your case is only one think remaining . call the microsoft and tell them to activate your copy. one friend of me ,he did not activate windows for some reason till the day they stop function.and a screen come up with a phone number etc etc. it call them and told to activate the windows. of cousre the windows there already activated,but the support team reactivate them. no worry.
I called the support line and even thay where puzzled with my case.