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#1 DocSatan

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 08:29 AM

Hello all,

I had disabled my autorun stuff as a way to defend against conficker. But now I can't access my digital camera via the USB. I usually access other USB connections (thumb drive) by opening My Computer and clicking on the F: or G: drive that appears. The Camera USB doesn't apppear. How do I access my digital camera without enabling autorun?

OS: XP Pro
Camera: Sony Cybershot

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:01 AM

Obvious question: Does the cam have dedicated software that is/is not installed?

I have a Sony camcorder and one quirk that they don't tell you about is that the cable must be connected in the right order. Computer first, then camera - otherwise it just ignores it. No idea why but it took several calls to support to work out.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 10:47 AM

Did you turn the camera on?

You can try a manual detection, using the Camera/Scanner Wizard.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=c...mp;aq=f&oq=

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 05:27 PM

By chance are you connecting through a USB Hub?

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 11:54 AM

Hey Guys,

Thanks for all of you input. :huh:

@ webrat: I've used this camera on this computer for about 1 year now. Not sure if I had to install anything. But it's worked with no problem before, but I hadn't tried it after disabling auotrun.

@ hamluis: :thumbsup: Yes, I have turned the camera on. Good questions though, I'll have to remember to be more detailed with future problems. B)

@ Animal: I do. It's a Dynex USB Hub, with it's own pwr supply...which has power.

Funny thing is...

I just got back from vacation and I plugging the usb cable in first, then in to the camera, then turned camera on (which is how I always do it). And it worked! Weird. :huh:

"Found new hardware" messages and all that. So I'm back in business. I wonder if having my Adobe Photo Downloader running had anything to do with it. I usually disable it through autoruns. But it always places itself back in the startup when ever I open it.

So, thanks again!

Doc.




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