I got it to work, finally, by uninstalling everything (again), disabling
the USB ports in BIOS, restarting, installing the drivers, shut down,
reenable USB in BIOS, restart, plug in the camera and, STILL didn't work
until I pulled the USB OUT of the device itself, then plugged it back into
the camera and then it worked fine.
I doubt that I needed to do ALL those steps but I'm not going to try to
repeat it just to figure out which one of those things actually worked.
I'm just happy it does.
Very frustrating but I caused the problem myself so I can't complain too
Thanks for the replies.
From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Mark Villa
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 6:36 PM
To: PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users
Subject: Re: [PCTECH] Uninstall USB Device
Early Christmas at your place?
What happens when you try the camera? In my experience I can just get
the latest drivers from the device and it gives me the chance to load
drivers. 100% of the time it tells me they are already the best
The typical drivers won't hose you - is this an off brand?
XP Pro should not do this but my next step is a complete power off and
then try the camera before anymore activity.
There should be a log file/action taken in /temp you can dig through
to find registry changes. Is some other driver or utility blocking the
change? are you admin?
The only time I have seen this is when the MS drivers were considered
better than the CD.
I have only done this a few times with a few cameras and it is a flaky
process to say the least to begine with. If the camera works, I am
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