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Connecting to my computer

My s50 Canon powershot camera will not connect to my pc. It flashes away but the software (adobe photo download) and any other route i.e. clicking on the device from my computer etc will not link up. It identifies the camera properly (even thou no software has ever been installed on this pc) but always says that the device is busy or not available. It seems really random, sometimes it works with lots and lots of attempts to connect and other times it doesn't. Am I doing something wrong?

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Hi sir..
please switchit off.. and take the battery out.. and again insert and try it..

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