« on: December 10, 2005, 07:47 PM »
I don't think its the camera. It might be the computer's USB ports that might be a little messed up. It might be because of a virus or spyware. You could try uninstalling and reinstalling your USB ports but I don't think that will work.
Is this computer fairly new (less than a year old)? I'm assuming your, plugging in the camera then turning the camera on. I would highly recomend a external media card reader instead of downloading directly from the camera. It's faster and you can use those cards for mp3s and other files. Its like have a little floppy disc.
Typically every year to year and half, I back up all my data, format the hard drive and reinstall Windows and its application again. This keeps things running quickly and keeps all my devices working correctly.
During the year, I always run new virus scans and antispyware software at least one a week. I also run Norton WinDoctor at least once a month to clean out garbage. I don't liet my wife install software without my knowledge. I give her lower access rights because I'm the guy that has to fix it if problems occure. I also empty the web browser cache. These are things people should do but typically never do. You wouldn't believe how much faster a computer is after a reinstall.