Ive since acquired Loomcd
That fix doesnt do anything for me, but it might work for cassa.
My prefered fix (as for monkey1cd) is to make a cd image of the cd in your favourite cd-r package, then mount it in Daemon Tools
and play it from there.
That way all the slowdowns and horrible XP cd audio access are eliminated.
Ive also heard that using Nero drivespeed (freeware) and setting a drive to 2x or a similar low speed will fix the xp cd access, but again this didnt do anything for me.
Oh well, its all here for posterity now anyway in case anyone needs it