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Missing INF File

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JMed, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. JMed

    JMed Flightless Bird

    PC crashed
    Running Windows XP Home Edition
    Have fixed the crash but have a problem that I did not have before
    Trying to put a HP J3680 Office Jet Multi Function printer working but get
    an error saying INF file missing
    Any help would be appreciated

    TIA
     
  2. MowGreen

    MowGreen Flightless Bird

    Go to hp.com, download, and save the *drivers* needed for the device.
    Install them with the browser and all other open programs closed.

    If possible, avoid the other unnecessary *crap* that HP tries to bundle
    with the drivers.


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    JMed wrote:
    > PC crashed
    > Running Windows XP Home Edition
    > Have fixed the crash but have a problem that I did not have before
    > Trying to put a HP J3680 Office Jet Multi Function printer working but
    > get an error saying INF file missing
    > Any help would be appreciated
    >
    > TIA
     
  3. sgopus

    sgopus Flightless Bird

    You can visit HP's website and download the drivers, most likely the drivers
    are corrupt and need to be reinstalled.

    "JMed" wrote:

    > PC crashed
    > Running Windows XP Home Edition
    > Have fixed the crash but have a problem that I did not have before
    > Trying to put a HP J3680 Office Jet Multi Function printer working but get
    > an error saying INF file missing
    > Any help would be appreciated
    >
    > TIA
    > .
    >
     
  4. Don Phillipson

    Don Phillipson Flightless Bird

    "JMed" <jademedeiros@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:2358BD8D-C6C4-43AA-B24E-F1B2E5D3D232@microsoft.com...

    > PC crashed
    > Running Windows XP Home Edition
    > Have fixed the crash but have a problem that I did not have before
    > Trying to put a HP J3680 Office Jet Multi Function printer working but get
    > an error saying INF file missing
    > Any help would be appreciated


    Speediest solution:
    -- download from HP the latest XP driver(s) for this printer
    -- uninstal the printer then instal it as new; when prompted,
    /Browse to the new drivers (not those on your WinXP instal disk.)

    INFormation files are not usually called by Windows or
    by printer functions. They are used only to alter the OS
    by loading drivers (which thereafter the Hive/Registry
    will load) -- and if all INF files were deleted a good
    installation would reboot just the same. So it may not
    help to know what procedure or app says this file is "missing."

    --
    Don Phillipson
    Carlsbad Springs
    (Ottawa, Canada)
     

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