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Camera software not picking up memory card.

Hello.I have a Praktica DCZ 3.5 digital camera.I am using a VIKING INTERWORKS SD 1GB Memory Card.I am using ULEAD PHOTO EXPLORER 8.0 SE BASIC software for transfering photos and videos between camera and computer/laptop which are both running Windows XP.The problem is that when the camera is connected up ready to transfer data the ULEAD software freezes on screen and a small window opens up with the word AUTOPLAY in it and an icon of a torch which then starts moving about.Any help would be welcomed as i have just came back from holiday/vacation and have a lot of family photos on the card.Thanks.

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Remove all camera related software. Restart the Computer. Connect the camera Go to My computer Camera will appear as a new drive Software with cameras is usually of doubtful value- best left in the box in my view just let Windoze do the work

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