Cant see memory stick photo's on PC

Discussion in 'Digital Point & Shoot Camera' started by PC, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. PC

    PC Guest

    Greetings all.

    Have a mate that with a 'no pictures on the memory stick' problem that I
    can't sort.


    Sony DSC-S90 digi cam with 256MB memory stick pro, brand new.
    PC is a Windows XP Home, bog standard bits, 12months old.

    The problem is we can see photo's on the cameras memory stick with the
    camera but when we plug the Camera into the USB socket we cannot see any
    folders / photo's on the memory stick/camera.

    What we've tried / proved / know

    The folders/photos are readable on another PC just by plugging the camera in
    and looking at the 'removable drive' with Windows Explorer.
    The Camera's software also reads the photo's of the camera on another PC no

    My mates PC recognises the USB device as indicated by the 'ding dong'
    default sound.
    XP found the camera when first plugged in and wen't through the normal
    'installing software' routine.
    The software has been removed and reinstalled. (Picture Package)
    The software cannot 'see' the camera, though the software itself runs fine.
    The camera shows up as a 'removable drive' in Windows Explorer, but with
    'nothing' in it.
    A USB flash drive plugged in the same USB socket shows it's folders and
    files normally.
    All files are set to 'show' (ie no hidden system files) in Windows Explorer.
    XP is up to date with Microsoft updates, and all the correct drivers are in
    The PC is clean with up to date AV and Anti Spyware.
    Plenty of HD Space.

    Speculative thoughts:

    Different printer to the other PC (Brother Laser)
    Corrupt Windows USB files (which ones ? & more importantly how to fix)
    Google hasn't helped as anything with 'cannot see files/photos etc' in it
    suggests either file system errors or NTFS neither of which seem to apply in
    this case.

    Any suggestions to a fix would be much appreciated.

    PC, Aug 5, 2005
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  2. PC


    Nov 14, 2007
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    same happens with memory corp 1GB stick

    I have exactly the same with my newly purchased memory corp 1GB Pro stick that I insert into my HP pavilion PC with XP SP2.
    I called the card company and they had not heard of this before and advised to unload the card through the camera cable and ask them for a replacement card

    robberry, Nov 14, 2007
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