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XP recognizes camera as removeable disk drive not a camera

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Annie12345, Jul 4, 2003.

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  1. Annie12345

    Annie12345 Thread Starter

    Jun 15, 2003
    I have a digital camera with Window's XP. Originally, when I turned the camera on, it would launch a wizard to transfer the files.

    Lately (maybe since I installed SP1), it doesn't recognize the camera as picture files, but as a removable drive. I have changed this setting in the drive properties, but the setting won't stay so something must be overriding it.

    I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the camera, but the same thing happens.

    A new program called "safely remove hardware" might possibly be involved, but I can't find any settings there to change that might impact this. I'm not sure where this came from unless it was part of SP1.

    Any help out there?
  2. buddhafabio


    Aug 5, 2002
    it thinks it is a removable disk because of the memory card try gonnecting the camera without mem card
  3. CouchMaster


    May 26, 2003
    My camera started doing the exact same thing. I haven't figured it out either - but I just go into the removable disk, highlight the folder and copy it to my pictures. This works fine but I really want my wizard back! Any help here would be greatly appreciated...
  4. Dan O

    Dan O

    Feb 13, 1999
    Try re-installing your camera software, which should change the device association to open the camera software.
  5. slipe


    Jun 27, 2000
    My camera was installed by XP when I plugged it into XP SP1. Go to Scanners and Cameras in Control panel and delete the camera with it unplugged from the computer. Also remove any software for the camera that might have drivers from Add/Remove programs in Control Panel.

    Maybe SP1 will recognize and load your camera when you plug it in. If not reinstall the software.
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