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CannonS3is will not download to windows xp

No trouble in past with download, but now will not automatically go to the EOS Utility program and can not manually select the download from the menu.  I can view the images on the TV screen.

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  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2008

    same thing. Used to show a folder in windows explorer listing what is on camera hard drive. Now it does not even recognize the camera, and, I cannot seem to find any where on line software or drivers to re-install?



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There is no drivers needed, usually if your camera not showing in my computer or it's blank it's some program on your computer grabbing hold of the camera so that nothing else can access it

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