In this case, I have same a problem about crashes when i try to publish my flash cs3 on XP sp2
Finally when I googling.. and I found the answer...maybe this is can be help..
1.close FLASH CS3 Application
2.remove folder "configuration" on C:\Documents and Settings\...\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Flash CS3\en\
3. reopen your FLASH CS3
hope can be usefull