Installation trouble with PC CAM 550 on Win XP Media Center Edition 2005.
I tried to install driver from the installation CD but a pop up displays " A error occured during installation...", so I d?cided to remove previous driver of my PC CAM but Windows XP displays " Driver is already desinstalled "... !!!!
I don't want to format the memory of my PC CAM, because it took 55 precious photos...
What can i do ?
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Check if u have install audio drivers from the motherboard driver cd. If u have not installed, install it. If already installed it check for a newer version of the driver file with the motherboard manufacturer's web site. If you find it diffucult. Post me the details of the motherboard, or the total pc specfication, including the OS and Service Packs. i will provide u with the driver file.
You need to set the pc to boot from the install disk. Then it should detect the failed install. Either select a new location or over write or format the disk and install. Trying to recover from a failed install is usually far more trouble than its worth. You usually end up with a unreliable install and nothing but headaches.
I am not quite sure what you mean by saying that the programs want to grab the cd drive. Neither program should be using the cd/dvd drive unless you are using it, neither program has sole use of it. Could you clarify if you are getting an error during the installation?
No you can't install XP Pro and use the same product key that you have with Media Center. You need to purchase XP Pro if you want to install it and use the product key that comes in the packaging.
I also have the same problem, I've just upgraded my OS from XP SP2 to Vista Home Premium Edition and my A4TECH PK-750MJ won't work anymore but in my previous OS which was XP SP2, it was just a plug and play, no driver was needed, unline now, drivers were installed but it's still looking for the .inf file something. Please help! Thanks!
No unfortunately XP home and XP media edition are different but not completely. The only difference is the entertainment factor like TV control and live recording and pausing , viewing photos etc and media center is considered to be a bit more secure than XP home but i find this just a wrong perception of people as i also have XP home and also had media center, makes no difference at all regarding security but yes if u want much more features or facilities as far as entertainment is considered media center edition is far more good than XP home....... IF U INSTALL XP HOME THAT DOES NOT MEAN U INSTALLED XP MEDIA CENTER Now there are 2 ways to solve ur problem 1. Either get a NEW disc from microsoft or any computer shop for media center and then install it. OR 2. Install XP home on your system and then try to put the CD for media center , it will update XP to media center . In this way u will get the media center back and u will also not lose any previous stored data. NOTE: In both the above cases u will have to get the CD for Media center...... Wat matters is losing the data that is already stored on your system. BUT AGAIN I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND HERE IS THAT INSTALLING XP HOME WILL NOT GET BACK U TO MEDIA CENTER AS THEY ARE DIFFERENT BUT IT MAKES NOT DIFFERENCE WHETHER IT IS XP HOME OR MEDIA CENTER AS ONLY DIFFERENCE IS ENTERTAINMENT>>> IN THE WORLD THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE USING XP HOME THAN MEDIA CENTER>>>
There is option in BIOS called something about automated SATA recognition or similar - disable it. It is under System configuration. And if you are putting new drive in then run full test from BIOS (Hard drive selftest - takes about 79min.) I tried to reinstall Windows Media center on my HP dv6000 because my previous hdd crashed - When I put in installation cd - it said that it can't find hdd. I spent week to figuring that out. The thing is - as far as you haven't disabled that SATA thing in BIOS - PC doesn't recognize hdd. But only with Windows media center edition. With all other windows xp - there is no such problems. Strange.