Win XP has stopped auto-recognising my digital cam

  SparkyMarky 16:39 12 Jul 2004

Hi there - hope someone can help: for some strange reason, my XP PC has stopped automatically recognising my digital camera (and my MP3 player, come to think of it) when connected, via USB. Any ideas why, and what I can do to make it start being a good little PC again??
thanks in advance!


  jack 16:59 12 Jul 2004

Try systemRestore [ found in Control/system]
and et t to a time when the USB camera was last seen.

If you hsave camera software installed - delete it.
Then plug in the cam. The puter should recognise it as an extra drive on in my computer,[ If you are a- c- d forcexapnle then it will be drive E
or the next one to the current last letter if you see what I mean. try that first then we will get techical. A for the player just download it the latest.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:02 12 Jul 2004

Try going into "my computer" and right click on the icon for your camera; then tell it to ask each time what to do when it is installed / connected.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:05 12 Jul 2004

4) Transfer Wizard Goes Missing

Hello Fred, when I connect my digital camera to the computer
nothing happens. A small window used to appear asking me what
I wanted to do, and I would choose the option of transferring
the pictures to a file on my computer.

The same thing when I use a music CD: nothing happens. Do you
think something has been deleted by mistake?

I can still transfer the pictures and music by going into " My
Computer" and right clicking on the drive, but I want the
little window back.

Hope you can help Fred. It would be much appreciated. Thanks
in advance. Anne

Sometimes, this is very easy to fix: Just open Windows Explorer and
navigate to where you can see the drive letter or name of whatever
device causes the problem--- CD burner, camera, USB drive, whatever.
Right click on the device and select Properties. Select the "AutoPlay"
tab, select "Prompt Me Each Time To Choose An Option." That's it!

Well, that's *often* it. But sometimes, especially if some other
software has inserted itself into the mix, it takes a bit more to
restore control of the autoplay device to Windows. This site lists many
possible solutions: click here


click here too.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:06 12 Jul 2004

The above was from Fred Langa's LangaList last week or the week before.

  Maineman 17:12 12 Jul 2004

I had a similar problem and found that re-installing the Win XP drivers for that camera / MP3 player solved the problem.

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