I downloaded latest version of Arduino IDE (18.104.22.168).
To install the drivers on the Windows XP, its mentioned that I need to point towards "arduino.inf" file, located in the "Drivers" folder. https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Windows
However, I could find this file only in old Arduino drivers.zip (within driver folder). I used this file for the installation.
Even though, windows is says that device has been installed correctly and ready to use, IDE simply crashes on starting. To be specific, after "preparing baords" comment below it crashes.
Can someone please help me at the earliest.