3478 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 3, 2011 3:17 PM by coyote moon
"INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing.Status 512"
In a "pure windows" context, the following utility from Microsoft can sometimes get you past that message to do a reinstall from the CD drive
[Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2 Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install|http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=15491F07-99 F7-4A2D-983D-81C2137FF464&displaylang=en]
(Not entirely sure how that's going to work in the case of a Parallels-on-Mac situation, though.)
Thanks everybody. I finally slved the problem with Parallels tech support (more later). Turns out the problem was of my own making. I recently installed the 3rd superdrive into my MBP (see thread Superdrive won't read CD/DVDs). As it was not the same Matshida that had been in there, the Windows vitual machine didn't recognize it. All that was necessary was to go into Parallels preferences, use Configure to change the CD set up from Mathshida to "default" and all was fine.
However, I gotta say Parallels tech support - if out of warrant- is the most convoluted, aggravating thing I've ever encountered. I had to go to the website and buy ($19.95) one time phone support. This got me an ID number. Then I had to create an account on line with user name and password and log into my account. there I had to go to a support section, use my ID # to get a 10-digit support code. Then - and only then - could I call and get to a tech - in Singapore apparently where English was definitely a second language (at best)!
Incredibly frustrating and far more dfficult than need be.