This means you Windows XP installation is already using 4 primary partitions. Unfortunately that is the maximum number of primary partitions you can have, meaning there is no way to automatically make room for Linux Mint as there is no empty primary partition slot available. The way to proceed on this is to figure out which of the current primary partitions you can do without, and delete that so that the Linux Mint installer can offer to install alongside Windows XP in that slot.
From the menu, open the Terminal application. Type the following command and press enter to execute it. Then from the Terminal's Edit menu do Select All and then Copy. Paste the copied text here and this will give us some idea of your partitions.
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sudo parted -l
(That is the letter l at the end, not number 1.)