Digital Cameras

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by PteParts, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. PteParts

    PteParts Guest

    I have a number of digital cameras. They are all recognized by Vista as USB
    Mass Storage Devices. However my best one has stopped working correctly.
    It is listed in My Computer for around a second then vanishes. It just keeps
    flashing like this. Also. It is not designated a drive letter.

    How can I correct this?
     
    PteParts, Jul 7, 2007
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    freddy Guest

    PteParts,

    Some folks have had good luck resolving USB device recognition issues like
    you have by deleting the INFCACHE.1 file, which can get corrupted with bad
    data and cause issues like you have. The file is located at C:\Windows\inf.
    There, scroll down to the INFCACHE.1 file and right click it and select
    delete. To do this, you will likely have to give yourself permission to
    delete it, because of Windows built-in security. Just right click the file,
    select Properties and then
    click on the security tab. Let us know whether this procedure does anything.
    Sometimes it does and sometimes not. Post back on the results.
     
    freddy, Jul 7, 2007
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    huwyngr Guest

    Is it by any chance a Cannon? They seem to be very prone to this.

    I always pull the flash card and use a card reader. My Desktop and my
    Laptop both have built in card readers and so does my HP PS8250 printer
    plus I have a tiny portable one that plugs into a USB port.

    Very often this gives you faster image transfer, partly because many
    cameras don't have USB2 and partly because the image processing in the
    camera is slower than on a PC.
     
    huwyngr, Jul 8, 2007
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    Mellowed Guest

    Did you by any chance enable UAC prior to the malfunction?
     
    Mellowed, Jul 8, 2007
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