INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing, status 47872. Setup cannot continue.

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INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing, status 47872. Setup cannot continue.

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One of the multiple users on a Dell Dimension 3000 opened an email with a virus on it, infecting the entire system. Now I'm trying to reinstall Windows XP Home on it with the disc. I keep getting the following error message:

INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing, status 47872. Setup cannot continue.

The install won't go thru. Is there a way around this? What can I do to make it work? I'm really geting frustrated. I keep hearing that there's a file I can dowload from Microsoft that will fix the problem, but no one has any details. Also, I didn't wipe the hard disk first. Does that make a difference? I just wanted a fresh start.

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  • One of the multiple users on a Dell Dimension 3000 opened an email with a virus on it, infecting the entire system. Now I'm trying to reinstall Windows XP Home on it with the disc. I keep getting the following error message:

    INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing, status 47872. Setup cannot continue.

    The install won't go thru. Is there a way around this? What can I do to make it work? I'm really geting frustrated. I keep hearing that there's a file I can dowload from Microsoft that will fix the problem, but no one has any details. Also, I didn't wipe the hard disk first. Does that make a difference? I just wanted a fresh start.