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Installing USB camera

By onlydewman ·
I am Trying to install a Vivitar camera with drivers= vivicam 10 & 20.
when I connect the camera to usb, it starts to load new program , but then it says theres a problem and program may not work. and sure enough it does'nt work. I've tried for 2 days now to get this working. with no sucess
It is XP comp. Please Help. Glenn

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by TheChas In reply to Installing USB camera

1. Are you following the proceedure EXACTLY as detailed in the manual?

This is the LEAST straight-forward driver install proceedure that I have seen.

2. Are ALL other programs shut down?
This includes your virus scanner and any other program that runs in the background.

Start by clossing as many programs as possible in the system tray.

Then, open the task manager (Alt-Ctrl-Del)
The only program that you NEED open is Explorer.

At this point, the driver files and registry keys may be corrupt. You may need to un-install the driver. Or manually go through the files and remove ONLY those related to the camera.

Another possability, is that you need 1 or more of the XP compatability updates from Microsoft.

Chas

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by onlydewman In reply to Installing USB camera

the problem was not enough power in my bus hub, I had to hook it straight to the bus.

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by CG IT In reply to Installing USB camera

Cameras and the connection to a PC are a funny lot. Even USB connections. You have to follow EXACTLY the instructions contained in the manual. [even installing em on W2K and W98]. My question is, how are you trying to install the drivers? your comment "install a Vivitar camera with drivers=vivcam 10&20" is an old DOS config.sys command line syntax[which you don't have set up manually with Windows 95 & up including XP].

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by CG IT In reply to Installing USB camera

note: a driver disk had to have come with with your camera including the USB cable and a A/C power adapter for the camera. My Polaroid Digital requires me to have the computer off, the camera connected and TURNED ON using the A/C power adapter AND have the batteries in the camera [god knows why but it doesn't work with them out of the camera]. THEN boot the computer. W2K then sees the USB device and loads drivers and if not in the data base, asks for the driver disk.

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by CG IT In reply to Installing USB camera

I got around all that by using Photoshop 7.0. I just hook the camera up, turn it on, then use Aquire Image in Photoshop and Photoshop sees the Polaroid camera [no drivers installed] a volia! MS Picture It also sees my camera without any drivers installed.

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by onlydewman In reply to Installing USB camera

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by RCOM In reply to Installing USB camera

Following the instructions is very important with USB devices. Some cameras are not to be connected to the PC until the software install prompts the user to do so. This is usually the problem. From there testing of the device etc is done. If you have an intel motherbaord make sure you have the 2.0 USB drivers enabled. Also download any USB updates for whatever chipset you have.

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by onlydewman In reply to Installing USB camera

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by TheChas In reply to Installing USB camera

If I had known you were using a hub, I would have asked about it.

Sorry.

I have found that if you wish to use a USB hub, you usually need to use a powered hub.

There are even a few motherboards that do not supply enough power through the USB ports to run some devices.

Glad things are working.

Chas

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