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PRB: Error During Preinstallation of Third-Party Driver
Article ID: 189143 - View products that this article applies to.
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If you include a third-party driver in the Windows 95 Preinstallation Express Mode using the technique described in the OPK User's Guide, you might receive the following error during preinstallation:
After clicking OK, preinstallation stops, and returns to a DOS prompt. The driver might install properly under different conditions, in either audit mode or normal operation.
Cannot open <INF filename>. The file may be missing or damaged or there may not be enough memory to continue. Free some memory or increase your swapfile size, and then try running Setup again.
One of the following causes might apply:
To resolve the first cause listed in the previous section, you can do one of the following:
Windows 95 driver .inf files might have one of the following SIGNATURE lines:
The Custom.inf section [Load_Inf] causes the .inf files listed to be loaded into memory and parsed during the Hardware Detection phase of Setup. During this phase, the Signature="$Windows 95" line is parsed incorrectly and considered invalid. The .inf file is not loaded, and Setup returns an SU0410 error.
In most cases, the [Load_Inf] section is not required to properly detect and install software support for third-party hardware devices.
Drivers with either of the two preceding signatures in the .inf file install correctly under Windows 95, except in the early Hardware Detection phase noted above.
Article ID: 189143 - Last Review: March 7, 2005 - Revision: 2.1