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My computer is not able to detect my handycam

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i have a DCR-HC42 handycam. i am connecting my cam with the computer through usb cable but it is not detected by my computer.Please let me know the solution.

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  • DaenaHughes Feb 21, 2009

    I have windows vista and i dont have the first step guide cd rom so my computer's not recognising my camcorder. what do i do?

  • anth_seba Mar 14, 2009

    I have windows vista home premium. Do not have the First Step guide Cd rom. Not able to connect to my pc.

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    I have gone to menu - standard set, then the only thing i can see about USB says " USB-CAMERA" which i have set to USB STREAM. My computer now says new hardware detected but doesn't do anything else. I am using windows XP and have not installed the software that came woth the camera - do I need to do that? Also, the LCD screen has just gone black and only comes on when it is flat against the camera or almost closed.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    What software are you using for video editing?

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Please go to camera menu > settings and enable USB stream option so Windows will detect / recognize your camcorder.
Let me know if this not works to help you out.
Please intimate what Windows you are running in your PC?

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