As a pro-photographer, I download images from Lexar CF cards on a regular basis. I download using a firewire cardreader via a Firewire cable and use Breeze Systems Downloader Pro.
I've been doing this for five years plus without problems but, since around two weeks ago, I've had big problems.
The files will start downloading but after about 10% of them have been transferred, the process stalls and the entire PC hangs big time ...... there is no way out with powering off !
I thought it might be a faulty cardreader so I've tried downloading via firewire straight from the camera but that also hangs mid way through.
I recently bought a new firewire card and that has made no difference.
Today, I bypassed Downloader Pro and just copied and pasted the files using Explorer but that causes a complete system crash and reboot after a short period of time. Event manager mentions Event ID 1003 but that hasn't really helped.
I can download the images but only very slowly via an old USB cardreader that takes two hours to download a 4GB card.
Any ideas as to what is going on and/or how to fix this ?