ERUNT - The Emergency Recovery Utility NT
Registry Backup and Restore for Windows NT/2000/XP
v1.0, 11/24/2001, Freeware
Written by Lars Hederer
Look for the latest version here: http://home.t-online.de/home/lars.hederer/erunt
He also has another utility at the same location called NTREGOPT, an NT Registry Optimizer. I haven't used them myself but they were advertised on the main home page as "must have" XP utilities. I'm a sucker for that 'must have' phrase so i snagged up on them.
I think the only way to 'selectively' restore your registry is through system restore. Go to Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore. You can see if XP has created any specific restore points you can roll back to. Hope that helps.
EP, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS