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Installing to the drivers

It appeared that it installed the drivers but then locked my computer up. As soon as I turn the camera off everything works again. Connect the camera and everything locks up again. I tried rebooting, re-installing, restoring my computer to yesterday's state and re-installing and I get the same results everytime, no go. I am trying this with a high end Compaq laptop running XP Professional. then I connected the camera to my kids piece of junk Win 2000 machine and it works fine. I am frustrated and cannot find any help on the Panasonic site. Has anyone else connected the camera to a machine running XP Professional? Did it work fine or did you have similar problems?

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Re: Installing to the drivers

You can eliminate the problem by spending 15-20 bucks and purchasing a reader.

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Re: Installing to the drivers

Try disabling any background programs that may be running like virus scanners, etc. Then try it again. If it works, you can try to figure out if there is a program that is causing some kind of conflict.

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a.keep the camera switched on (no stand by ; check the batteries) and plugged to your PC
b.put the drivers cd in the cdrom drive and launch the installation
c.nevermind getting an error message, reboot your PC the usual way
d.when your desktop appears check if you see a balloon tip describing the installation of the camera
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Ugh. Nevermind. I knew as soon as I posted this, I'd figure it out! Since I've been seeing this same question floating around in search engines, might as well post it, I guess. Who knows, maybe save someone a headache.


- Install the Nikon drivers from the yellow disc labeled Picture Project:

Choose "custom installation", uncheck everything except the very top box labeled "driver." (Despite what Nikon's booklet says, Picture Project DOES NOT have to be installed to make the camera work). After they are installed, you will be prompted to restart your computer.

- After restart, hook the camera to the computer via the USB cable and turn the camera on. Windows will now detect a new device and launch the add new hardware wizard. Select "display a list of all drivers" and click next.

- Now check "show all hardware" at the bottom of the window, and select the category "hard disc controllers" from the left-hand menu.

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- Scroll down this menu until you find "Nikon Corporation." Now in the right window you will see "Nikon Digital camera Controller." Click next.

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- The drivers should install with no problems and no more work to do. Your camera is now compatible with Windows 98! If installed correctly, the window should look like this:

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- If you go to My Computer, there will be a new icon labeled "Removable Disc." Click on it, and you'll notice all your photos are stored here in a folder labeled NIKON100.

Notes:

I'm not sure, but this setup should work for the following Nikon models listed on the official site as well:

COOLPIX 2000 / 2100 / 2200 / 2500 / 3100 / 3200 / 3500 / 3700 / 4100 / 4200 / 4300 / 4500 / 4600 / 4800 / 5000 / 5200 / 5400 / 5600 / 5700 / 5900 / 775 / 7600 / 7900 / 8400 / 8700 / 8800 / 885 / 995 / L1 / L101 / L2 / L3 / L4 / L5 / L6 /L10 / L11 / L12 / L14/ L15 / P1 / P2 / P3 / P4 / P50 / P5000 / P5100 / S1 / S2 / S3 / S4 / S5 / S6 / S7c / S9 / S10 / S50 / S50c / S51 / S51c /S200 / S500 / S510/ S700 /SQD1 / D1H / D1X / D100 / D2H / D2Hs / D2X / D2Xs / D200 / D40 / D40x / D50 / D70 / D70s / D80


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