Setup Can Not Find Windows Driver
Last updated: 12/11/02
Q. When I try
to install a MODEM, soundcard, etc. setup cannot find the driver files
at the indicated location... How do I remedy this problem?
A. The OEM .inf files are probably
trying to install a combination of stuff you downloaded and Windows 98 SE files.
These kinds of problems require a little art and perseverance. Do not skip
any files. If you do skip files remove the drivers in Start, Settings, Control
Panel, System, Device Manager and start over. This may not be enough for Win
MODEMs or soundcards which may require some registry manipulation, but rebooting,
let Windows detect the hardware, reinstalling the drivers will usually suffice.
So, you need to keep pointing Windows to the directory or floppies with the
manufacturer’s drivers, to win9x on your Windows CD, c:\windows\options\cabs
(Win 95, 98, 98SE) or c:\windows\options\install (Win Me; they are on the hard
disk) if the cab files are on the hard disk, sub directories on the manufacturer’s
floppy/install directory, until you find the file. Also, you may have resort
to using the Windows Explorer search function to find the files. If that doesn’t
work there are other tricks, but chances are you have the wrong drivers for
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