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Solution found: "Could not find the file specified" while installing drivers

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by holypanl, Jun 23, 2008.

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  1. holypanl

    holypanl Thread Starter

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    Hi!! I've found another interesting bug fix!! I'm surprised i found no other useful material on this error on the internet, when it seems to be a fairly common and annoying error, but here goes:

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\Report[any random number here]

    In order to recognise which tmp file you should look into, you need to know the CATALOGUE number of the driver you wish to install.

    [Guide to finding out the catalogue no.:
    Inside of the place where you have your driver setup files (cd, floppy, wherever), locate the .cat file. It should have an icon with several sheets of paper bound with a strip of tape. Windows uses the catalogue file name as the tmp file name. So search through the folders in the above mentioned directory until you find the one with a tmp file by the name of the catalogue file you’ve located in the steps above]

    In here you should find a .tmp file. There will be about 4 files, give or take. Open the .tmp file.

    This is the file that will give the REAL solution to your problem:

    In this file, windows logs its actions while installing the drivers.

    Now here's the magic: Windows cannot find the file specified? Cos Either Windows or your Conexant driver witers is stupid. Either way, if you scroll down to the bottom of this file, and read the last 20 lines or so, you'll realize that windows was actually looking for the file that was missing in a valid folder, but the files weren’t there.

    In my case, the folder was: C:/Windows/inf/

    Here’s an example of what a .tmp file that is relevant should look like:

    >>> [Device Install (DiShowUpdateDevice) - PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_266E&SUBSYS_006A1025&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&F2]
    >>> Section start 2008/05/29 20:31:18.961
    cmd: "C:\Windows\system32\mmc.exe" C:\Windows\system32\devmgmt.msc
    dvi: {DIF_UPDATEDRIVER_UI} 20:31:18.961
    dvi: No class installer for 'Multimedia Audio Controller'
    dvi: No CoInstallers found
    dvi: Default installer: Enter 20:31:18.977
    dvi: Default installer: Exit
    dvi: {DIF_UPDATEDRIVER_UI - exit(0xe000020e)} 20:31:18.992
    ndv: {Update Driver Software Wizard for PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_266E&SUBSYS_006A1025&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&F2}
    dvi: Set selected driver complete.
    dvi: {DIF_SELECTDEVICE} 20:31:26.664
    dvi: Using exported function 'MediaClassInstaller' in module 'C:\Windows\system32\mmci.dll'.
    dvi: Class installer == mmci.dll,MediaClassInstaller
    dvi: Using exported function 'MediaClassCoInstaller' in module 'C:\Windows\system32\mmcico.dll'.
    dvi: CoInstaller 1 == mmcico.dll,MediaClassCoInstaller
    dvi: CoInstaller 1: Enter 20:31:26.727
    dvi: CoInstaller 1: Exit
    dvi: Class installer: Enter 20:31:26.727
    dvi: Class installer: Exit
    dvi: {DIF_SELECTDEVICE - exit(0xe000020e)} 20:31:26.742
    inf: {SetupCopyOEMInf: c:\windows\inf\qta0066a.inf} 20:31:41.227
    inf: Opened INF: 'c:\windows\inf\qta0066a.inf' ([strings] <src = normal>)
    inf: Opened INF: 'c:\windows\inf\qta0066a.inf' ([strings] <src = normal>)
    dvi: {Staging Package To Driver Store - phase 1}
    sto: Inf Path = c:\windows\inf\qta0066a.inf
    sto: Flags = 0
    sto: Processor Architecture = 0
    inf: Opened INF: 'c:\windows\inf\qta0066a.inf' ([strings] <src = normal>)
    inf: Opened INF: 'c:\windows\inf\qta0066a.inf' ([strings] <src = normal>)
    inf: Opened INF: 'c:\windows\inf\qta0066a.inf' ([strings] <src = normal>)
    inf: Opened INF: 'c:\windows\inf\qta0066a.inf' ([strings] <src = normal>)
    inf: Opened INF: 'c:\windows\inf\qta0066a.inf' ([strings] <src = normal>)
    sto: Copying driver package. Inf = c:\windows\inf\qta0066a.inf, Destination = C:\Users\kofi\{49ea88f7-1587-44d5-b5fc-83869adcfd0a}
    inf: Opened INF: 'c:\windows\inf\qta0066a.inf' ([strings] <src = normal>)
    inf: Opened INF: 'c:\windows\inf\qta0066a.inf' ([strings] <src = normal>)
    flq: {FILE_QUEUE_COPY}
    flq: CopyStyle - 0x00000000
    flq: SourceRootPath - 'c:\windows\inf'
    flq: SourceFilename - 'qta0066a.inf'
    flq: TargetDirectory- 'C:\Users\kofi\{49ea88f7-1587-44d5-b5fc-83869adcfd0a}'
    flq: {FILE_QUEUE_COPY exit(0x00000000)}
    inf: Opened INF: 'c:\windows\inf\qta0066a.inf' ([strings] <src = normal>)
    inf: Opened PNF: 'c:\windows\inf\ks.inf' ([strings.0409] <src=drvstore>)
    inf: Opened PNF: 'c:\windows\inf\wdmaudio.inf' ([strings.0409] <src=drvstore>)
    flq: {FILE_QUEUE_COPY}
    flq: CopyStyle - 0x00000000
    flq: SourceRootPath - 'c:\windows\inf'
    flq: SourcePath - '\'
    flq: SourceFilename - 'camchal.sys'
    flq: TargetDirectory- 'C:\Users\kofi\{49ea88f7-1587-44d5-b5fc-83869adcfd0a}'
    flq: SourceDesc - 'Conexant AMC Audio Driver Disk'
    flq: {FILE_QUEUE_COPY exit(0x00000000)}
    flq: {FILE_QUEUE_COPY}
    flq: CopyStyle - 0x00000000
    flq: SourceRootPath - 'c:\windows\inf'
    flq: SourcePath - '\'
    flq: SourceFilename - 'camcaud.sys'
    flq: TargetDirectory- 'C:\Users\kofi\{49ea88f7-1587-44d5-b5fc-83869adcfd0a}'
    flq: SourceDesc - 'Conexant AMC Audio Driver Disk'
    flq: {FILE_QUEUE_COPY exit(0x00000000)}
    flq: {FILE_QUEUE_COPY}
    flq: CopyStyle - 0x00000000
    flq: SourceRootPath - 'c:\windows\inf'
    flq: SourcePath - '\'
    flq: SourceFilename - 'caudinst.dll'
    flq: TargetDirectory- 'C:\Users\kofi\{49ea88f7-1587-44d5-b5fc-83869adcfd0a}'
    flq: SourceDesc - 'Conexant AMC Audio Driver Disk'
    flq: {FILE_QUEUE_COPY exit(0x00000000)}
    flq: {FILE_QUEUE_COPY}
    flq: CopyStyle - 0x00000000
    flq: SourceRootPath - 'c:\windows\inf'
    flq: SourcePath - '\'
    flq: SourceFilename - 'ciaunwdm.exe'
    flq: TargetDirectory- 'C:\Users\kofi\{49ea88f7-1587-44d5-b5fc-83869adcfd0a}'
    flq: SourceDesc - 'Conexant AMC Audio Driver Disk'
    flq: {FILE_QUEUE_COPY exit(0x00000000)}
    flq: {_commit_file_queue}
    flq: {SPFILENOTIFY_STARTQUEUE}
    flq: {SPFILENOTIFY_STARTQUEUE - returned 0x00000001}
    flq: {_commit_copy_subqueue}
    flq: subqueue count=5
    flq: {SPFILENOTIFY_STARTSUBQUEUE}
    flq: {SPFILENOTIFY_STARTSUBQUEUE - returned 0x00000001}
    flq: source media:
    flq: SourcePath - [c:\windows\inf]
    flq: SourceFile - [qta0066a.inf]
    flq: Flags - 0x00000000
    flq: {_commit_copyfile}
    flq: {SPFILENOTIFY_STARTCOPY}
    flq: {SPFILENOTIFY_STARTCOPY - returned 0x00000001}
    flq: CopyFile: 'c:\windows\inf\qta0066a.inf'
    flq: to: 'C:\Users\kofi\{49ea88f7-1587-44d5-b5fc-83869adcfd0a}\SET34C0.tmp'
    flq: MoveFile: 'C:\Users\kofi\{49ea88f7-1587-44d5-b5fc-83869adcfd0a}\SET34C0.tmp'
    flq: to: 'C:\Users\kofi\{49ea88f7-1587-44d5-b5fc-83869adcfd0a}\qta0066a.inf'
    flq: {SPFILENOTIFY_ENDCOPY}
    flq: {SPFILENOTIFY_ENDCOPY - returned 0x00000000}
    flq: {_commit_copyfile exit OK}
    flq: source media:
    flq: Description - [Conexant AMC Audio Driver Disk]
    flq: SourcePath - [c:\windows\inf]
    flq: SourceFile - [camchal.sys]
    flq: Flags - 0x00000000
    flq: source media:
    flq: Description - [Conexant AMC Audio Driver Disk]
    flq: SourcePath - [c:\windows\inf]
    flq: SourceFile - [camchal.sys]
    flq: Flags - 0x00000000
    flq: {_commit_copyfile}
    flq: {SPFILENOTIFY_STARTCOPY}
    flq: {SPFILENOTIFY_STARTCOPY - returned 0x00000001}
    !!! flq: Error installing file (0x00000002)
    !!! flq: Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.
    ! flq: SourceFile - 'c:\windows\inf\camchal.sys'
    ! flq: TargetFile - 'C:\Users\kofi\{49ea88f7-1587-44d5-b5fc-83869adcfd0a}\camchal.sys'
    flq: {SPFILENOTIFY_COPYERROR}
    flq: {SPFILENOTIFY_COPYERROR - returned 0x00000000}
    !!! flq: SPFILENOTIFY_COPYERROR: returned FILEOP_ABORT.
    !!! flq: Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.
    flq: {SPFILENOTIFY_ENDCOPY}
    flq: {SPFILENOTIFY_ENDCOPY - returned 0x00000000}
    flq: {_commit_copyfile exit(0x00000002)}
    flq: {_commit_copy_subqueue exit(0x00000002)}
    !!! flq: FileQueueCommit aborting!
    !!! flq: Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.
    flq: {SPFILENOTIFY_ENDQUEUE}
    flq: {SPFILENOTIFY_ENDQUEUE - returned 0x00000000}
    flq: {_commit_file_queue exit(0x00000002)}
    !!! sto: Failed to copy the Driver Package to C:\Users\kofi\{49ea88f7-1587-44d5-b5fc-83869adcfd0a}. Error = 80070002
    !!! sto: Failed to copy driver package from source into temporary client location. Error = 80070002, SrcInf = c:\windows\inf\qta0066a.inf, DestPath = C:\Users\kofi\{49ea88f7-1587-44d5-b5fc-83869adcfd0a}

    In the above example text file (mine), I have highlighted the necessary clauses. The section of interest is in BOLD, and the lines where the directory that windows is searching in is stated are in BOLD, UNDERLINE, and ITALIC.

    So as you can see here, in my case, windows was searching for the files in C:\Windows\inf, and for some mysterious reason, they weren’t there.

    All I did was copy the files over to the folder above mentioned, and presto!! My driver installed, and works like a charm.

    Now, as you can see, this method can be used to solve probably many other problems with windows vista incompatible drivers. Thanks that windows logs the process.

    What I found most amusing was that the company itself, Conexant, could not even solve the problem. (???) I’m no genius!!! That was sooo easy!! Anyway: I’m not sure how many other errors this method can fix, so please, by all means try this for any other driver problems you experience. If it works for other problems besides the “Cannot find the file specified” one, then post it up here.

    We all SUPPORT the online programming and Open Source community!! Free Source for everyone!! Viva Unix and its sub-versions and dedicated programmers who continue to make so many things online free!!! Viva the GNU public license!! Viva Microsoft, but not as much everyone else!! YAY!!!

    Please copy and paste this wherever you can so others can find it easily!!!
     
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