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My camera won't upload

When I plug my camera into the USB cord to upload my computer tells me the device is unknown and malfunctioning. It's not the USB ports problem because other USB cords work.

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It's an improperly installed driver for you device. Try going to safe mode and reinstall your camera drivers. Then try plugging it in first while the computer boots to see if it recognizes the attached camera...

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