"Data is invalid" Cannot Install New Hardware.

07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
Please help me!!!!! Whenever I install new hardware to my computer I get the
same error everytime: "An error occured during the installation of the
device. The data is invalid". This has happened with my Printer (HP
LaserJet 4L), my webcam (Logitech QuickCam Messenger), and my video capturing
card (Pinnacle AV/DV Studio 9). Everytime I add something I get the same
error. All 3 are XP compatible.

I have already tried uninstalling/reinstalling. I have tried downloading
patches and the latest drivers from all 3 websites. I have also tried
Microsoft's recommendation of renaming "driver.cab" and copying the
"driver.cab" file from the Windows XP CD. Nothing has worked, and I can't
find any other solutions.

Any help is appreciated.

Best Regards,


"Data is invalid" Cannot Install New Hardware.