Windows Err Msg: Driver Error: Cannot Load <Driver Name>...

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SYMPTOMS
When you try to add drivers in the Drivers section of Control Panel,Windows generates the following error message
Driver Error: Cannot load <driver name>. The driver file may be missing. Try installing the driver again or contact your system administrator.
where <driver name> is one of the following:
Intel Indeo (TM) Video Board
Timer
MIDI Mapper
[MCI] MIDI Sequencer
[MCI] Sound
Sound driver for PC Speaker
CAUSE
You can receive this error message when you attempt to install drivers fromWindows 3.11 or Windows for Workgroups 3.11 into Windows 3.1.

This error can also occur if one of the following conditions exists:

  • MMSYSTEM.DLL is corrupted or missing from the Windows SYSTEM subdirectory.
  • LZEXPAND.DLL is corrupted or missing from the Windows SYSTEM subdirectory, or is the wrong version.
  • EXPAND.EXE is corrupted or missing from the Windows SYSTEM subdirectory, or is the wrong version.
RESOLUTION
You can correct this problem by expanding MMSYSTEM.DL_ and LZEXPAND.DL_from your original Windows or Windows for Workgroups disks using thefollowing syntax:
expand a:<filename>.dl_ <windows drive:directory>\system\<filename>.dll
For example, if you are expanding MMSYSEM.DL_, your original Windowsfloppy disk is in drive A, and your Windows directory is C:\WINDOWS, typethe following at the MS-DOS command prompt and then press ENTER:
expand a:mmsystem.dl_ c:\windows\system\mmsystem.dll
EXPAND.EXE does not need to be expanded from the original Windows disksand can simply be copied to your Windows directory.

Use the following table to determine the disk on which MMSYSTEM.DL_ islocated:
Product                         1.44-MB 3.5-inch       1.2-MB 5.25-inch-----------------------------------------------------------------------Windows 3.1 and 3.11            Disk 4                 Disk 5Windows for Workgroups 3.1      Disk 5                 Disk 7Windows for Workgroups 3.11     Disk 4                 Disk 5				
Use the following table to determine the disk on which LZEXPAND.DL_ islocated:
Product                         1.44-MB 3.5-inch       1.2-MB 5.25-inch-----------------------------------------------------------------------Windows 3.1                     Disk 2                 Disk 1Windows 3.11                    Disk 2                 Disk 3Windows for Workgroups 3.1      Disk 3                 Disk 3Windows for Workgroups 3.11     Disk 2                 Disk 2				
Use the following table to determine the disk on which EXPAND.EXE islocated:
Product                         1.44-MB 3.5-inch       1.2-MB 5.25-inch-----------------------------------------------------------------------Windows 3.1                     Disk 3                 Disk 3Windows 3.11                    Disk 4                 Disk 5Windows for Workgroups 3.1      Disk 6                 Disk 8Windows for Workgroups 3.11     Disk 6                 Disk 6				
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Article ID: 106057 - Last Review: 02/28/2014 07:53:58 - Revision: 2.0

  • Microsoft Windows 3.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 3.11 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
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