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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lennox, May 21, 2010.

  1. lennox

    lennox Flightless Bird

    I have an old Toshiba laptop. I'm trying to install windows 2000. A
    message comes up stating unable to install due to missing or corrupt
    winnt\inf\biosinfo.inf...What do I do now? Help....




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    lennox
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Start by posting in the appropriate newsgroup:
    microsoft.public.win2000.general

    lennox wrote:
    > I have an old Toshiba laptop. I'm trying to install windows 2000. A
    > message comes up stating unable to install due to missing or corrupt
    > winnt\inf\biosinfo.inf...What do I do now? Help....
     
  3. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    lennox wrote:
    > I have an old Toshiba laptop. I'm trying to install windows 2000. A
    > message comes up stating unable to install due to missing or corrupt
    > winnt\inf\biosinfo.inf...What do I do now? Help....
    >


    That file keeps track of "quirks" of various computers. They
    have a large number of computers listed in the file, together
    with features of the computer that are broken. This is an
    example.

    [ToshibaSantaClara1]
    memory=f000,e010,S,"TOSHIBA"
    memory=f000,e008,S,"v"
    pointer=f000,,e000,,9,">=",B,31
    pointer=f000,,e000,,9,"<=",B,36
    memory=f000,e00a,S,"."
    install=NO_ISA_IRQ_SHARING_INSTALL

    The "NO_ISA_IRQ_SHARING_INSTALL" describes a workaround,
    to make the installation work.

    Perhaps your Toshiba laptop, matches an entry in that file ?
    If you'd stated the model number of your Toshiba, it would
    be easier to figure out. When you post in the Win2K group,
    don't forget to include the model number.

    Paul
     
  4. lennox

    lennox Flightless Bird

    Paul;3391616 Wrote:
    > lennox wrote:-
    > I have an old Toshiba laptop. I'm trying to install windows 2000. A
    > message comes up stating unable to install due to missing or corrupt
    > winnt\inf\biosinfo.inf...What do I do now? Help....
    > -
    >
    > That file keeps track of "quirks" of various computers. They
    > have a large number of computers listed in the file, together
    > with features of the computer that are broken. This is an
    > example.
    >
    > [ToshibaSantaClara1]
    > memory=f000,e010,S,"TOSHIBA"
    > memory=f000,e008,S,"v"
    > pointer=f000,,e000,,9,"=",B,31
    > pointer=f000,,e000,,9,"=",B,36
    > memory=f000,e00a,S,"."
    > install=NO_ISA_IRQ_SHARING_INSTALL
    >
    > The "NO_ISA_IRQ_SHARING_INSTALL" describes a workaround,
    > to make the installation work.
    >
    > Perhaps your Toshiba laptop, matches an entry in that file ?
    > If you'd stated the model number of your Toshiba, it would
    > be easier to figure out. When you post in the Win2K group,
    > don't forget to include the model number.
    >
    > Paul[Thanks for your response. The model of this toshiba is,
    > Satellite 2805-S402/QUOTE]





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    lennox
     
  5. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    lennox wrote:
    > Paul;3391616 Wrote:
    >> lennox wrote:-
    >> I have an old Toshiba laptop. I'm trying to install windows 2000. A
    >> message comes up stating unable to install due to missing or corrupt
    >> winnt\inf\biosinfo.inf...What do I do now? Help....
    >> -
    >>
    >> That file keeps track of "quirks" of various computers. They
    >> have a large number of computers listed in the file, together
    >> with features of the computer that are broken. This is an
    >> example.
    >>
    >> [ToshibaSantaClara1]
    >> memory=f000,e010,S,"TOSHIBA"
    >> memory=f000,e008,S,"v"
    >> pointer=f000,,e000,,9,"=",B,31
    >> pointer=f000,,e000,,9,"=",B,36
    >> memory=f000,e00a,S,"."
    >> install=NO_ISA_IRQ_SHARING_INSTALL
    >>
    >> The "NO_ISA_IRQ_SHARING_INSTALL" describes a workaround,
    >> to make the installation work.
    >>
    >> Perhaps your Toshiba laptop, matches an entry in that file ?
    >> If you'd stated the model number of your Toshiba, it would
    >> be easier to figure out. When you post in the Win2K group,
    >> don't forget to include the model number.
    >>
    >> Paul[Thanks for your response. The model of this toshiba is,
    >> Satellite 2805-S402/QUOTE]

    >


    Pentium III class, 440BX chipset.

    Maybe the biosinfo.inf file really is missing, but more likely,
    the install is running into a problem while processing that file.

    Are there any BIOS settings on your computer, that need to be
    changed, before the installation can take place ?

    Also, using a search engine, I notice that error message comes
    up when the computer is *booting*, rather than this happening
    sometime during the install. The install may in fact be finished,
    and then the computer is failing to boot correctly.

    Paul
     

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