Thanks grumpy. It wasn't quite that easy but it gave me the info needed. When I tried to login via Safe Mode with Networking it acted the same as logging in normal. It said I couldn't do it and booted me back to login. I rebooted in standard safe mode and noticed that the computer still have IE6 on it. I downloaded the full install of IE8 and put it on a CD. Then I installed IE8 on the computer while in safe mode. After install reboot into normal mode and VIOLA! the activate window pops up when I click resolve now. I was able to activate and all is right again.
You get 5 gold stars.
greetings. thats the cazyest thing i ever heard. does this really work? is there any other ways to activate xp pro sp3 when the exired activation error comes?