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goldbars 02-18-2009 11:28 PM

"The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect" ?
 
Hi folks, I've been looking for a solution for the last few hours to this problem. New Fuze, works fine on one computer, but on another with xp+sp3 and windows media player 11 installed, the MTP device cannot be installed, I get this error when connecting and trying to install the MTP device driver automatically:

"Cannot Install this Hardware.

There was a problem installing this hardware: MTP Device

An error occurred during the installation of the device.

The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect."


I've tried installing the MTP Porting Kit that has been suggested by some. Also changed the USB setting in the Fuze to MTP instead of Auto. I use Rhapsody, so I need to use the MTP mode to manage my licenses.

Thanks!

advcomp2019 02-21-2009 03:17 AM

Uninstall and reinstall WMP11. In XP, WMP has the MTP drivers.

Please report back.

denis_mc_auliffe_ie 04-06-2009 01:30 PM

Finally! A solution that worked
 
Hello,

I had the same problem.

First, the background-

I installed Windows XP onto a laptop, the XP had SP3 & WMP11 integrated on the cd.

I then tried to get my Creative Zen 4GB to connect - and ran into the same problem. While installing the driver, it detected the MTP driver, and then the "New Hardware Wizard" popped up and failed with the error:

Code:

There was a problem installing this hardware: MTP Device
 
An error occurred during the installation of the device.
 
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect."

I tried a load of different things to try and resolve, Reverting to WMP10, Copying the MTP driver from a working PC etc etc etc to no avail.

The solution, I finally discovered was to do with the UMDF (User Mode Driver Framework) service. It comes with WMP11, and installs during the setup.

Looking at the UDMF installation logs (c:\windows\Wudf01000Inst.log) - I found that there were errors during installation - I figured that re-installing UMDF might fix the problem. (and it did!) Unfortunatly, as it is not in add/remove programs, I ran into problems trying to remove it. If you un-install WMP11, it does not remove the UMDF dll's. If the dll's exist, then the UMDF installer will skip during the re-install of WMP11.

I managed to manually re-install UMDF using the method below.

To find the installer files for UMDF, you need to get them out of the WMP11 Installer.

Code:

How to find the installer for UMDF
 
1) Run the WMP11 Setup file "wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu"
(It will extract the installer files into your %TEMP% folder)
 
2) Click Start -> Run -> %temp%
3) Press F3 and search for "umdf.exe"
4) Copy this file to your Desktop
5) Cancel the WMP11 Setup.

Now, you need to fool windows into thinking that UMDF is not installed on your computer, by renaming some files. Copy & Paste the following into a Command Prompt.

Code:

rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\wudfrd.sys den_wudfrd.sys
rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\wudfpf.sys den_wudfpf.sys
rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\wudfhost.exe den_wudfhost.exe
rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\wudfsvc.dll den_wudfsvc.dll
rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\wudfx.dll den_wudfx.dll
rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\wudfplatform.dll den_wudfplatform.dll
rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\wudfcoinstaller.dll den_wudfcoinstaller.dll

Now run the umdf.exe and re-install.

Spent hours trying to fix this, and finally managed to get it working.

Hope it works out for ya, if it does, let me know!

Denis

canadianman 05-05-2009 08:23 PM

Working Solution
 
The previous post by Denis worked 100% for me. I actually registered on this forum just so I could thank Denis. I was getting the same error when I was trying to install my Samsung YPT10 mp3 player which said

"There was a problem installing this hardware: MTP Device An error occurred during the installation of the device.The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect."

After following Denis' instructions my MP3 player is now ready to use after installing correctly. THANK YOU DENIS!

el_foz 06-09-2009 10:23 AM

ditto. just registered to thank Denis.
Nice one.

sylar 06-17-2009 02:54 PM

Denis...THANK YOU. I have tried just about every other piece of advice on the internet trying to get my creative zen to work and that is the ONLY thing thing that has. Youre a life saver, thanks again.

taras.di 07-17-2009 12:10 PM

Thanks Denis - that fixed the problem! Thanks thanks thanks :D

Techy in Training 08-07-2009 10:41 AM

Thanks denis
 
Registered just to thank u , my yp-t9j hasnt worked for months u rock and keep up the good work!!

Thunder9000 09-06-2009 10:37 AM

little more detail
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by denis_mc_auliffe_ie (Post 344784)
Hello,

I had the same problem.

First, the background-

I installed Windows XP onto a laptop, the XP had SP3 & WMP11 integrated on the cd.

I then tried to get my Creative Zen 4GB to connect - and ran into the same problem. While installing the driver, it detected the MTP driver, and then the "New Hardware Wizard" popped up and failed with the error:

Code:

There was a problem installing this hardware: MTP Device
 
An error occurred during the installation of the device.
 
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect."

I tried a load of different things to try and resolve, Reverting to WMP10, Copying the MTP driver from a working PC etc etc etc to no avail.

The solution, I finally discovered was to do with the UMDF (User Mode Driver Framework) service. It comes with WMP11, and installs during the setup.

Looking at the UDMF installation logs (c:\windows\Wudf01000Inst.log) - I found that there were errors during installation - I figured that re-installing UMDF might fix the problem. (and it did!) Unfortunatly, as it is not in add/remove programs, I ran into problems trying to remove it. If you un-install WMP11, it does not remove the UMDF dll's. If the dll's exist, then the UMDF installer will skip during the re-install of WMP11.

I managed to manually re-install UMDF using the method below.

To find the installer files for UMDF, you need to get them out of the WMP11 Installer.

Code:

How to find the installer for UMDF
 
1) Run the WMP11 Setup file "wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu"
(It will extract the installer files into your %TEMP% folder)
 
2) Click Start -> Run -> %temp%
3) Press F3 and search for "umdf.exe"
4) Copy this file to your Desktop
5) Cancel the WMP11 Setup.

Now, you need to fool windows into thinking that UMDF is not installed on your computer, by renaming some files. Copy & Paste the following into a Command Prompt.

Code:

rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\wudfrd.sys den_wudfrd.sys
rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\wudfpf.sys den_wudfpf.sys
rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\wudfhost.exe den_wudfhost.exe
rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\wudfsvc.dll den_wudfsvc.dll
rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\wudfx.dll den_wudfx.dll
rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\wudfplatform.dll den_wudfplatform.dll
rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\wudfcoinstaller.dll den_wudfcoinstaller.dll

Now run the umdf.exe and re-install.

Spent hours trying to fix this, and finally managed to get it working.

Hope it works out for ya, if it does, let me know!

Denis

maybe you could give a little more detail the steps to do this i'm having a hard time finding the installer for umdf.sorry but i have a tendancy to complicate things.thanks in advance.

uname 10-21-2009 03:38 PM

I also registered just to Thank YOU ! Now does my girlfriends yp-u3 work again.
I had wmp 11 preinstalled and couldn't even find it in the controll panel. Im really impressed, thats some hard ass research to find..... Love Man !

denis_mc_auliffe_ie 10-22-2009 05:13 PM

Glad I could help! - Its the first time i've ever posted a solution to a problem in a forum - I felt it was necessary as it didnt seem to be mentioned anywhere else on -

Tis nice to come back and find it 3 months later with all your comments.

I actually stumbled across this again whilst trying to fix a Zen 4GB that wont charge.... argghhh!

bitse 10-29-2009 06:02 AM

Thanks denis ....

I searched for this problem for long back.. Just now i got resolved....

Cheer up man.........

The Katiro 03-06-2010 06:21 AM

THX so much denis!!!
i searched so long for a solution and now the problem is fixed :)

another tip for umdf.exe: you can rename the windows-media-player.exe in .rar
then you can run the umdf.exe individually!!!

cpt.smirk 03-07-2010 11:47 AM

Thanks!!!
I had this problem and couldn't solve it for so long, that I had resorted to using the SD-card slot only for my Zen player.

Quote:

another tip for umdf.exe: you can rename the windows-media-player.exe in .rar
then you can run the umdf.exe individually!!
Or you can right-click it, and provided you have a proper decompression software (e.g. 7-zip) you can browse the contents of the file and extract umdf.exe directly.

burnok100 03-12-2010 06:05 PM

hello... I too have the same problem as you guys.. the driver for my Zen seems not to install. I have the same problem 2 yrs back, and resorted to formatting the whole PC. last week i re-formatted again and the Zen wont install the driver. I forgot what i did back then...

After several days of searching for solution to my problem, i saw this forum and the post of denis_mc_auliffe_ie

Denis' solution the best... and IT IS THE ONLY FUCKIN' SHIT THAT WORKED!!!

I THANK YOU A BILLION TIMES MAN !!

I have to register here just to thank you Denis !!!!

Thanks from Makati City, Philippines

jcoolz 07-07-2010 03:51 PM

Just Registered to Thank you... Spent hours and hours trying to get this to work. After these few steps everything worked like a charm on my Sansa Clip!

<3

moonchild111 08-08-2010 07:01 AM

Freakin' BRILLIANT! Ditto with the registering just to thank you Denis! Worked for my Creative Zen Vision W like a charm! I was beginning to believe that I had a $200 paperweight rather than a 5 year old device that STILL whups iPoop.

niteling 08-13-2010 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by denis_mc_auliffe_ie (Post 344784)
Hello,

I had the same problem.

First, the background-

I installed Windows XP onto a laptop, the XP had SP3 & WMP11 integrated on the cd.

I then tried to get my Creative Zen 4GB to connect - and ran into the same problem. While installing the driver, it detected the MTP driver, and then the "New Hardware Wizard" popped up and failed with the error:

Code:

There was a problem installing this hardware: MTP Device
 
An error occurred during the installation of the device.
 
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect."

I tried a load of different things to try and resolve, Reverting to WMP10, Copying the MTP driver from a working PC etc etc etc to no avail.

The solution, I finally discovered was to do with the UMDF (User Mode Driver Framework) service. It comes with WMP11, and installs during the setup.

Looking at the UDMF installation logs (c:\windows\Wudf01000Inst.log) - I found that there were errors during installation - I figured that re-installing UMDF might fix the problem. (and it did!) Unfortunatly, as it is not in add/remove programs, I ran into problems trying to remove it. If you un-install WMP11, it does not remove the UMDF dll's. If the dll's exist, then the UMDF installer will skip during the re-install of WMP11.

I managed to manually re-install UMDF using the method below.

To find the installer files for UMDF, you need to get them out of the WMP11 Installer.

Code:

How to find the installer for UMDF
 
1) Run the WMP11 Setup file "wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu"
(It will extract the installer files into your %TEMP% folder)
 
2) Click Start -> Run -> %temp%
3) Press F3 and search for "umdf.exe"
4) Copy this file to your Desktop
5) Cancel the WMP11 Setup.

Now, you need to fool windows into thinking that UMDF is not installed on your computer, by renaming some files. Copy & Paste the following into a Command Prompt.

Code:

rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\wudfrd.sys den_wudfrd.sys
rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\wudfpf.sys den_wudfpf.sys
rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\wudfhost.exe den_wudfhost.exe
rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\wudfsvc.dll den_wudfsvc.dll
rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\wudfx.dll den_wudfx.dll
rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\wudfplatform.dll den_wudfplatform.dll
rename C:\WINDOWS\system32\wudfcoinstaller.dll den_wudfcoinstaller.dll

Now run the umdf.exe and re-install.

Spent hours trying to fix this, and finally managed to get it working.

Hope it works out for ya, if it does, let me know!

Denis

Works an absolute charm denis_mc_auliffe_ie...

I have a Samsung Galaxy S. I've tried to get it working on XP and Vista, in Vista the whole program "Samsung Kies" is corrupted and won't let me install and XP is the issue that you've worked out.... i was really annoyed when i couldn't get it working properly for both of them coz i need kies workiing properly for firmware updates.

vamsee2703 07-10-2011 01:04 AM

Thanks denis solved my problem in just five min thank you very much

baarny 05-19-2012 06:18 AM

I too registered just to say thanks to Denis. After many frustrating attempts over the space of 3 years trying to fix this issue (thinking perhaps it was an issue with my 2 previous Sony Ericsson phones, or my USB ports) MTP device now installs and I can connect my new Galaxy S2 via USB.
If you need to dl the WMP11 installer, link is here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...s.aspx?id=8163


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