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Re: INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing status 32768

Carey Frisch [MVP]
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      21st May 2005
Apparently, you are attempting to reformat your drive
the old fashioned way. Read the following for an easy

The Windows XP CD is bootable and contains all the tools necessary
to partition and format your drive. Follow this procedure and allow
Windows XP to partition and format your drive:

NOTE: It would be best to physically disconnect all your peripheral hardware
devices, except the monitor, mouse and keyboard, before installing XP.

NOTE: If you have an internal Zip Drive installed, physically disconnect the
EIDE and power cable to it before proceeding, otherwise your main
hard drive may not be assigned the customary C: drive letter.
After installing Windows XP, you may then reconnect it.

1. Open your BIOS and set your "CD Drive as the first bootable device".

===> Accessing Motherboard BIOS
===> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

2. Insert your Windows XP CD in the CD Drive and reboot your computer.

3. You'll see a message to boot to the CD....follow the instructions.

4. The setup menu will appear and you should elect to delete all the existing
Windows partitions, then create a new partition, then format the primary
partition (preferably NTFS) and proceed to install Windows XP.

5. Clean Install Windows XP

[Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]

6. ==> Immediately after installing Windows XP, turn on XP's Firewall.
==> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/sec...ct/default.aspx

7. After Windows XP is installed, visit the Windows Update website
and download the available "Critical Updates".

8. After installing the critical updates, be sure and visit the support website
of the manufacturer of the computer to download and install any
available Windows XP compatible drivers, such as video adapter
and audio drivers.

9. If you happen to run into any installation difficulties, use the following resources:

How to Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation

Troubleshooting Windows XP Setup

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Kelly Theriot]

Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
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"reedbx" wrote:

| Just built a computer using a MSI K7N2 Delta2 motherboard and a AMD
| 3200+ processor. Trying to load an OEM version of Windows XP Home.
| Changed the BIOS to boot from the CD Rom. Windows installation starts,
| at least the beginning that states it is checking hardware
| configuration, then i get the following error "INF file txtsetup.sif is
| corrupt or missing status 32768". Microsoft support is zero help,
| unless of course you pay $35. Seems outrageous, since this is an
| installation question. The hard drive is brand new. In fact all the
| components are brand new except the DVD drive we are using to read the
| Windows disk. The only things connected are the mouse, keyboard,
| monitor, video card (radeon 9800 pro), dvd drive, and hard drive
| (maxtor Diamondmax 9 SATA 120GB).
| Can anyone help us?
| Thanks,
| Barry

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