I’m at my wits end!!! If you would like to learn more about manual registry editing, please see the links below. This is quite an old thread, but i thought it deserved a bump to say that the resolutions found here really do work. The VZW rep who was supposedly helping me got the entire scoop, so he can help others with this issue. Otherwise you can go into the registry: The Disk Cleanup dialog box will appear with series of checkboxes you can select. Years down the line and this is still a life saver.

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When I attempt to install the driver, it returns an error something along the lines of “couldn’t copy to line XXX”, and when i do ndiswrapper -l it returns “bcmwl5 – Invalid driver!

I clicked on “Continue Anyway” when Windows complains about the driver not passing Windows Logo testing you have to decide this on your own. Connect the ‘bad’ Ditty Open up Device Manager Locate the ‘bad’ Ditty, right click and seled Properties On the Driver tab click on Update Driver Depending on how many updates you have for Windows a message may appear saying to connect to Windows Update, select No, not at this time and click Next Choose the option for Install from a specific location Advancedclick Next Choose the option to Don’t search.

Years down the line and this is still a life saver.

Regarding MTP device problem in windows

This site uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. So I went on to do this? Advertisements or commercial links. Windows starts copying files and then gets the dreaded “A service imvalid section in this INF is invalid” error This step is your final option in trying to resolve your bcmwl5.


Basically, what this means is that while the actual file path may have changed, its incorrect former location is still recorded in the Windows registry. You could try installing the adapter into another PCI slot if there’s an extra. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

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Since the websites are not hosted by Microsoft, the links may change without notice. Office Office Exchange Server. A service innvalid section in the INF is invalid: To manually repair your Windows registry, first you need to create a backup by exporting a portion of the registry related to bcmwl5. There’s no mention of any inf error in the message you give.

A Service Installation Section in this INF is Invalid [SOLVED]

The good news is that you can often update the device driver to fix the INF problem. In addition, I also invaoid several users who had the similar issue as yours, they gave the advices may help you, please refer to the link: Then, while the device is still plugged in, go to Device Manager and uninstall the device.

I spend over 4 hours on the computer before coming accross bcmql5 solution that worked.


Windows starts copying files and then gets the dreaded “A service installation section in this INF is invalid” error. The best part is that repairing registry errors can also dramatically improve system speed and performance. I think this file is corrupt or not the correct file for XP.

A service installation section in the INF is invalid

I get the same error message. Windows System Restore allows you to “go back in time” with your PC to help fix your bcmwl5. If you run dmesg after trying to use your wireless, you should see messages from bcm43xx indicating that it refuses to run because the firmware is missing. It has worked for me. Can anybody please help me? Comment on this change optional.

So to fix the problem, you can try to install these two driver files. We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve bcmwl5. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type.

Incorrectly editing your registry can stop your PC from functioning and create irreversible damage to your ibf system. Thus, these invalid INF registry entries need to be repaired to fix the root of the problem.