Posted 29 December 2011 - 04:10 PM
Well...you don't necessarily need to install drivers for a camera like that.
The drivers are for the download/transfer of pics from the camera to the system...but they aren't always needed. It's more common that they are not, plug and play rules.
When you uninstalled the drivers...did you also go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall the Canon software?
Have you tried just connecting the camera via USB...turning it on...then using the Scanner/Camera Wizard?
From XP Help menu:
To install a scanner or digital camera
Plug your camera or scanner into your computer.
If your camera is Plug and Play, the Scanner and Camera Wizard starts.
Double-click Add Device.
Follow the instructions on your screen.
To open Scanners and Cameras, click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Scanners and Cameras.
If you have a Plug and Play camera, Windows detects it and installs it automatically.
If your camera or scanner is not Plug and Play, follow the installation instructions that came with the device.
If your camera or scanner is not listed in the Scanner and Camera Installation Wizard, try to install it using Device Manager. For more information, click Related Topics.
After you install your scanner or camera, you can test it. For more information, click Related Topics.