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I have multiboot setup on my system with Windows XP as primary and Windows 7 as other O.S. I mistakenly corrupted Windows XP. Now when I start it, it doesn't start and shows errror about "NTLDR". I tried to install XP completely again but the setup aborts itself saying "INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing Status 18". My other O.S. Widows 7 works perfectly fine. But I can't get Windows XP again. What can be the problem? What is the solution if I want to install XP again?

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When you dual boot win 7 and xp win 7 has to be the 1st 1 installed then xp or a corruption will accur .they have a fix for this on the microsoft database.it will get your xp install going.

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