what is d:\i306\dosnet.inf

Dell / DIMENSION 4600
January 13, 2011 at 16:19:28
Specs: Windows XP, 2.394 GHz / 2558 MB
how can i fix this or repair this

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January 13, 2011 at 18:04:55
My guess is you tried or did install some program. It is now asking for the cd. Usually the install or update cd from microsoft I'd guess. May have been used to install other apps.

See other posts on dosnet.inf. It is a setup file that you can view with notepad.exe.

Why do you want to find it?

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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January 13, 2011 at 19:56:53
I believe you have made a typo.

It's supposed to be d:\i386\dosnet.inf

(Not \i306 . I used i instead of capital i - I - because it's hard to tell what it is in some type fonts.)

The \i386 folder has almost all the files and folders you need to install Windows - dosnet.inf is one of those files.

Is the D the second partition on your brand name system hard drive, or is D your optical (CD or DVD) drive letter?

Brand name computer original software installations often have the \i386 folder on the hard drive somewhere so that you don't need to insert a Windows CD when you install certain Windows features.

If D is the second partition on your brand name system hard drive, dosnet.inf is probably corrupted. You need to replace it with dosnet.inf from a Windows CD of the same version as your Windows installation - e.g. Home or Pro.
If you are the original owner of the laptop, most Dell models that came with XP on them came with an XP Re-installation CD. That can be used the same way as a Windows CD with your computer.
Dosnet.inf is in the same place - in the \i386 folder on the CD.

If D is your optical (CD or DVD) drive letter, and if you're trying to install Windows from a Windows CD, or a Dell supplied XP Re-installation CD, try cleaning the laser lens on the drive.
Use a laser lens cleaning CD in the drive - if you don't have one, places that sell CDs and DVDs often have them, and even some "dollar" stores have them for a buck or two.
Or - eject the optical drive's tray, and with no disk on the tray, wipe off the obvious laser lens with a tissue or a soft cloth.

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