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#1 krazykat

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 10:37 AM

I have a camera that usea the USB port. In the past as soon as the camera is attached to the USB and turned ON the transfer software would start.
In the last week something changed this feature, there is no suto start when the camera is attached.

There is one file in the camera software folder that starts a process for the auto transfer. When I run this program, a new process is added and the camera auto transfer starts when the canera is attached to the USB.

What are the steps to add the file to the auto-start/ auto-run at boot? Apparently something removed this file from the auto-start/auto run list.

I have WIN XP PRO service pack 2.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 11:59 AM

What camera and/or software is it? Try uninstalling and reinstalling the software
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#3 krazykat

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 05:17 PM

Thanks for the reply. It's a Canon Coolpix 995, several years old. The install disk disappeared in the last move.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 06:49 PM

Hi krazykat. There are freeware programs that will transfer pics from your camera to the PC. Some of these are simple readers and some are photo organizers, tooorganizers.

You could also try to contact Canon to see if you can get another copy.


cam2pc http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/gmm/fwdigi.html

PhotoMeister http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/gmm/fwdigi.html

GetCanon! http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/gmm/fwdigi.html

CanonCam2PC http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/gmm/fwdigi.html

TIM USB Transfer http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/gmm/fwdigi.html

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 09:21 PM

Hi,
I assume by your description you are talking about the scanner and camera function in XP itself not a third party program. If so, I had the same problem last week. It wouldn't recognize my camera for some reason.

What I did:- Go to "Control Panel" --> "Scanners and Cameras". If your camera is listed there, delete it. Plug the camera in and see if XP finds it as "new hardware". It should set itself up.
Mine is working perfectly again now, still don't know why it went wrong.

BTW, I never use the software that comes with the camera, it seems to cause more problems than is worth.

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 12:02 AM

Update: My camera is now working and triggers the “auto transfer” when I plug in to the USB port.

Thanks to WinCrazy for the freeware links. I plan to give them a try – might be better than the Nikon program that came with the camera..

Thanks to wildchild2. Could not use the “control panel” solution because the Nikon CoolPix 995 was not listed.

For future reference to anyone that might read this post here is what I did to fix my problem.

In the folder where the Nikon camera software is installed there is a file named ”NKVwMon.exe”. This is the file that detects the camera has been plugged into the USB port and then starts the transfer software.
I doubled clicked the file and received no apparent response--- but when I plugged the camera into the USB port the transfer software started!!.

I checked the windows task manager and a process called “NKVwMon.exe” had been started.

So I went to the Nikon software folder and created a link ( select NKVwMon.exe, right click, make link). Then copied the link to my start folder.

Did a reboot, the link in the start folder starts the NKVwMon at boot (very small amount of resources) and when I plug in the camera it is detected and the transfer software starts.

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 05:53 AM

Glad to hear that it worked for you - and thanks for posting back with the solution! It'll help others with similar problems.
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