The INF File Syntax Checker, or ChkINF, is a set of Perl scripts and support applications that verify the structure and syntax of setup information (INF) files for drivers that are designed for Microsoft Windows 2000 and later versions of Windows. ChkINF cannot verify INF files for drivers that are designed for Windows 98 or Windows Me.
After examining a file, ChkINF displays the errors and possible errors it detected in each INF file. The display is formatted in HTML for viewing in an Internet browser window or for posting on an intranet or the Internet.
ChkINF supports all INF sections and directives for all device classes. In addition, ChkINF can verify INF elements that are used only in INF files for specific device setup classes, including classes of file system drivers. For a complete list of the classes that ChkINF supports, see the chkinf.htm file in the Tools\chkinf subdirectory of the Windows Driver Kit (WDK).