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XP will not recignize my ZR200 as a valid input device

I have connected my Canon ZR200 to my Dell Vostro via a multi-usb adaptor (usb on one end, firewire, usb, etc on the other). I have tried both the Firewire and the USB camcorder connection. XP recognizes a "generic usb hub" when the camera is connected, but when I open Movie Maker or Roxio, they both tell me that no capture device is connected to the computer, even when the camera is connected and playing. Any ideas?

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On your computer, go to <start><my computer>. Right click on My computer and select "properties". Select "hardware" and then "device manager". On the drop down menu, select the hub in question and be sure it is not "disabled". Also be sure that the power options on this hub "never expire", as Windows default sets a given time for this....accordianman

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