To understand why you are getting an error it is firstly
important to understand the role played by INF
files in your computer. INF files are plain text files
that contains vital information. You can double click on them
and open them in notepad. This will not do any damage to them.
Even though they seem innocuous they are a nifty file which
has quite a lot of functions.
If you install a program or
application, normally through a setup file, an .inf file will
be copied as part of this process. It can tell you what changes
were made to the Registry and what files were copied onto
your PC. This is vital incase the installation does not go
well, you know instantly what files could be causing the problems
or what registry keys were changed. INF files are helpful
files which you should not delete.
What Are The Main Types Of INF Errors?
The content of INF files can contain many complex operations
which include installation instructions included registry
entries and destination directories. INF Files if they are
not present can cause an installation or an operation to fail.
This is why if an installation or an application cannot find
a set of instructions it requires to complete an action an
INF FILE Error will be presented to the user. INF Errors can
be split into two categories, missing and corrupt. These messages
can appear once your PC has booted up or, when you attempt
to run a program or application and it can't find its required
INF file. INF files can become missing when an executable
removes the wrong INF file, normally because it was shared
with another executable. When the executable goes to run it
will flag a warning to the user that the INF was not found
or the INF file was missing. The second occasion is that the
INF is corrupt. This means that the the included INF file
in an application installation was not packaged properly or
it had a coding error, or when an application was being installed,
something abnormal occurred for that installation to corrupt
the INF file. Other reasons for a INF error is that it has
become overwritten by another program, this can cause incompatibility
with some applications. Some of the other INF errors can be
caused because of inaccessible, incompatible or conflicting
INF files. If you need more information on INF files and what
programs are associated with them you can check our INF