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"Add Hardware" can't extract *.sys files from *.cab files

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August 20, 2004 2:09:49 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.device_driver.dev (More info?)

When I use the "Add Hardware" wizard, it can't find *.sys
files (e.g., usbscan.sys) even when I try to point
directly at the containing *.cab file; I need to manually
extract the *.sys file and manually arbitrate between
different versions to extract the latest one (e.g., which
one to use? drivers.cab vs. sp1.cab?), and THEN point to
the extracted *.sys file. Any ideas? I had a funky unzip
program installed once upon a time that accidentally took
over my cab files so explorer / search couldn't even look
inside them, but I've since uninstalled the program and I
can now search into / extract from *.cab files. However,
I still cannot automatically extract the necessary *.sys
files from them or automatically arbitrate between *.cab
files. Please help! Thank you!
Anonymous
a b \ Driver
August 21, 2004 1:37:29 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.device_driver.dev (More info?)

The unzip program probably not related.
You have problem with the stock of INF files or some system services
(such of crypto service) or some registry settings.

--PA

"Cheryl" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9ff701c486d8$802d8020$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> When I use the "Add Hardware" wizard, it can't find *.sys
> files (e.g., usbscan.sys) even when I try to point
> directly at the containing *.cab file; I need to manually
> extract the *.sys file and manually arbitrate between
> different versions to extract the latest one (e.g., which
> one to use? drivers.cab vs. sp1.cab?), and THEN point to
> the extracted *.sys file. Any ideas? I had a funky unzip
> program installed once upon a time that accidentally took
> over my cab files so explorer / search couldn't even look
> inside them, but I've since uninstalled the program and I
> can now search into / extract from *.cab files. However,
> I still cannot automatically extract the necessary *.sys
> files from them or automatically arbitrate between *.cab
> files. Please help! Thank you!
>
August 21, 2004 1:37:30 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.device_driver.dev (More info?)

That doesn't give me much to go on...do I have any hope of
fixing this without starting over from scratch? Otherwise
I can just live with it (annoying, but workable). Thanks!
Anonymous
a b \ Driver
August 21, 2004 4:46:36 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.device_driver.dev (More info?)

Hmm. maybe install SP2 before dumping it all...

"Cheryl" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:a26501c486fb$17bb7150$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> That doesn't give me much to go on...do I have any hope of
> fixing this without starting over from scratch? Otherwise
> I can just live with it (annoying, but workable). Thanks!
!