Help Needed - Nikon Coolpix 4300

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Stuart Cowie, Jul 17, 2004.

  1. Stuart Cowie

    Stuart Cowie Guest

    My wife has a Nikon Coolpix 4300 with a Maxell 128Mb Compact Flash card.
    Until recently she has been able to connect the camera to her PC and 'at the
    press of a button' transfer the images to her hard drive (using the bundled
    Nikon View software.)

    Now, when she connnects the camera, nothing happens - I've opened up 'My
    Computer' and her camera is listed as 'Toshiba128M (F:)' - I'm confused -
    any ideas?
     
    Stuart Cowie, Jul 17, 2004
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  2. Stuart Cowie

    Pepe Guest

    Open the files from the card in explorer.
    Just click on the plus sign beside F:
    Open the folder and copy the pictures
    to the folder you prefer.
    I suppose you have said
    "don't show me this in future button"
    Se in config for the software if there
    is an option to reset default settings.

    Pepe
     
    Pepe, Jul 17, 2004
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  3. Stuart Cowie

    Donald Gray Guest

    I had this problem for the last couple of weeks...I have now got it
    sorted... Read on:

    (Windows XP)

    Probable reason for it suddenly not working: According to a search on
    Microsoft, a recently installed programme setting its own services to
    be running in the background is interfering with the 'Auto Play'
    feature of Windows.

    There seems to be a bug (Surprised?) in Auto Play. A few days ago,
    investigating the problem, MS mentioned the problem was being fixed in
    the next Service Pack (SP2?). However, Last Week, they said a fix was
    available now, but pointed to MS outlets where you could order & PAY
    for the fix...Humph!

    That was last week. Today, Sunday 18 July, it seems that MS have now
    issued the bug fix free of charge...

    Solution:
    Visit Microsoft site and download a small (77Kb) Auto Play fix Wizard
    at:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...b6-e8fa-45c4-a171-1b389cfacdad&displaylang=en

    It worked a dream, fixing the Autoplay on my CD & DVD drives. When
    you run it, it asks which drive is not working... I pointed it to my D
    drive. Magic - but the CF/Camera usb still did not work...

    For some reason, you have to reboot to be able to use the wizard
    again.

    I had to run the wizard a second time and point it to my 'Compact
    Flash/camera' drive. I found it important that there was a card/camera
    plugged in the usb socket.

    Ran the wizard again, this time pointing it to the 'camera' drive. Hey
    Presto - It works again....




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    Donald Gray, Jul 18, 2004
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  4. Stuart Cowie

    Stuart Cowie Guest

    Thanks Pepe

    Stuart


     
    Stuart Cowie, Jul 18, 2004
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  5. Stuart Cowie

    Stuart Cowie Guest

    Good advice - I have one for my D100 - she can use that.

    Stuart
     
    Stuart Cowie, Jul 18, 2004
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  6. I am just guessing now but it may be a lot simpler so here goes bearing in
    mind that I have not used the software

    The software package may have an option like "Start automatically when
    detected" and maybe also display an icon in the system tray (small icons
    usually in lower right-hand corner)

    If the option has been disabled the software will not start up automatically

    It may be as simple as respecifying the program to start when the device is
    connected.

    Bear in mind options about a card reader - always preferred IMHO unless you
    don't mind waiting for the device download timelag

    Artie
     
    Arte Phacting, Jul 18, 2004
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