I'm having a problem copying the pics from the camera to the computer. Windows XP recognizes the camera and I can select the pics I want to copy. but when it starts to copy, I always get an error message saying its impossible to copy the current image and I have options to retry, ignore pic, ignore all, or cancel. If I retry or ignore, the same thing happens, and I end up cancelling. After this, I dismount the camera and it stays frozen, until now the only thing that works is taking out the battery and replacing it. I do not think it is the camera because we have successfully copied the pics onto a macintosh. Any suggestions would be most appreciated. Thx
It would be easier to diagnose the problem if you'd upload a picture.
Have you had similar problems with cameras that don't use batteries? And if so, how do you go about resetting them once they are unplugged? Proper resetting is critical!
Some older cameras (usually those with no batteries) have a selector somewhere near the PC cord socket, labeled "M" in the one position or "X" in the other. These stand for "Microsoft" and "OSX". Having it set to the wrong position for your PC can cause upload failures. Newer cameras work with either automatically.
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When we connect camera to PC, the PC usually will recognize it as Removable Disk. Open this folder, if there are other folder inside it, open that folder until you get your picture files. Select picture files that you want to download. Right click > copy (or Ctrl+C). Determine where you want to save the pictures, or you can simply make a new folder to save them. Right Click at this destination folder > Paste. After copying process done, open that destination folder and you'll see your picture files there.
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If you are using Windows XP or Vista, you do not need a driver. Just plug the USB cable into the camera and into a computer that is already on and turn on the camera. In a few seconds, Windows will recognize the new USB device and take about one minute to set it up. Then in Windows Explorer, you will find a new item in the "My Computer" listing of devices, Your camera. Treat it like an extra hard drive and explore the folders untill you find your photos. You can copy or move them to your regular hard drive just like copying from any other drvice. If you use your computer to FORMAT a card for the camera, you will have to use the camera to FORMAT the card again so the camera can save to the card.
Can you explain exactly what you are doing when you get the eror messgae?
Are you copying from your HDD to the DVD?
Are you copying from the camera to the DVD?
Also what sort of DVD/RW drive are you useing?
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The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.
Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.
You are best if you are not already using the software that came with the camera, to transfer pictures.
Either the picture is a corrupt file or you are short of hard drive space.
Can you transfer pictures across instead of copying them to your pc, or do you have a card reader to see if that can copy it across.