usb hell

  RENNO 00:23 23 Jul 03

every time i try to install the software for my sony dsc-p71 camera on my pc i get the following message "an error ocurred during the installation of the device . the installation failed because a function driver was not specified for this device instance" . Ive tried reinstalling windows 2000pro , no go . tried sonys own software no go, tried it in all usb ports including the d-bracketthat comes with my mobo, no go but my mouse works fine .

msi k7n2 L
amd xp2500 barton
512 ddr pc2700
gainward fx5200 64ddr
seagate 80gig 7200
maxtor 20gig 7200
no other usb devices

  ton 00:32 23 Jul 03

A lot of people seem to have problems with camera software. The best solution is to get a card reader and not bother with the software. They start at about £10 and pics will download faster too.

  Djohn 00:35 23 Jul 03

Are you installing the software without the camera attached to the PC? as this is the normal way to do it with USB. j.

  RENNO 07:17 23 Jul 03

yep loading it without camera attached, im not sure but i think the problem is to do with the usb software

  jimv7 08:35 23 Jul 03

Put the disk in,Plug the camera in, when windows finds the new usb device, tell it to look for the drivers.

  accord 09:11 23 Jul 03

as ton advises, use a card reader, its ALOT easier plus you dont need to have the camera with you when you download images. a brucey bonus for you is you can transfer files to the memory stick and transfer these to other pcs.

Any idea where I can pick up one of these card readers for £10?

  Belatucadrus 10:27 23 Jul 03
  RENNO 19:57 23 Jul 03

ive tried mouse and keyboard in all of the 6 ports 4 back 2 on d-bracket and they all work . I will get a card reader but my problem is still that the ports still dont work with my usb flash drive any ideas will be greatly appreciated
cheers renno

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