Fixing "Inf File Txtsetup(.)sif is Corrupt…" Error Message

Is your Windows XP based system completely unbootable? Or the booting process halts in between? Or you receive an error message at the start of the booting process? If the answer for any of the above questions is ‘yes’, then you are in great trouble. While the reasons for the above questions are countless, the result for all the above remains the same – inaccessibility of hard drive data. These problematic situations can be easily surmounted by restoring the data from an updated backup. However, not all computer users have the time to create and maintain a backup. For those users, the only hope of recovering the data is by using an advanced third-party Partition Recovery Software

To illustrate the above case, consider a practical situation where you attempt to start Windows XP based system, but it does not boot. The booting process halts before the Windows logo appears on the screen. However, when you attempt to boot the system using a Windows XP CD, it displays:

“Inf file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing, status 32768. Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit.”

After the above error, the data saved in the Windows XP based hard drive becomes inaccessible.


The reasons for occurrence of the error message are:

MBR corruption Hardware failure


To resolve the above error message and to access the data, you need to follow the below measures:

Run “fdisk/mbr” command to resolve the first cause of error. In case of hardware malfunction, change the damaged system component.

However, if the problem still persists, then you need to format your hard drive. The process of formatting deletes the data saved in the hard drive, which can only be recovered by using an effective Partition Recovery Software.

A Partition Recovery tool is a powerful utility that recovers formatted data in very quickly. The recovery applications comprehensively scan the hard drive by using advanced methods and allows you to restore the data from an updated backup.

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is a powerful tool that salvages deleted data from a formatted hard drive. With no prior technical knowledge required, the software ensures recovery by even a novice user. Compatible with FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, VFAT, NTFS, and NTFS5 file systems, the Partition Recovery utility supports Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, and 2000 operating systems

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