Hi Lizzie, (or should that be Gordon? -with a twist?)
Well it was last month when I last posted so you would think that by now I would have some usefull info for you! Well I have!
Now don't get too excited, put the cap back on the bottle, we're not quite there yet!
So many things have cropped up recently I have kind of lost where we got to, one idea leads to another and to another and I end up side-tracking myself, anyway I will try to explain what I have done and found and some suggestions as to what we can do next. Sorry this may be a bit long-winded, but I've been busy!
As far as your camera software goes,well, according to Mr.Eastmans, (as he likes to call it!) website....Kodak to you and me, your version of the picture transfer thingy do-dah was released BEFORE XP!
Now this does not mean that it won't work, and from your posts I gather that it did, but it may have something to do with your shutdown problem. Looking through the two versions I downloaded there IS reference to an UPDATER and not only that but reference to a 'Restart.exe'- which I can only assume does exactly what it say's on the tin?
The website has the latest version of the software you need (I think) and from what I can tell it has bundled the 'Camera connection' and 'Picture Transfer' software into one file- so only one file to download!
Now this is where I need to say about 4 different things all at the same time-but I can't so the next bits are in no particular order and probably won't make any sense, but I'll give it a try!
The last version of the kodak software, although you have uninstalled it, will have left traces here, there and just about anywhere on your pc. This includes registry entries! Yeah I know, not that place again!
Now, if you download the latest version and install it, will it overwrite those entries or just create new ones? This I'm affraid is something we will never know until we have done it, by which time we wont be able to change anything cos it's already installed! Bit of a catch 22 that one!
One thing we could do is to remove all those entries we can find that relate to kodak, in the vain hope that A: it solves your original problem-the main goal, and B: gives us a clean slate to install the new version.
OK so far?
This is all very well and good, but to remove all these entries is going to take time and patience, and at the end of it may not help much with your restart prob. I will recap on all this later- just trying to explain things first so you know whats going on!
On the modem front, well where to start! From what you have said before it is possible that this is the cause. I know you have done the power management thing with it - and everything else with that option but it still could be the cause. An easy solution could be to 'DISABLE' those devices that have the power management option, see if that makes a difference, and then 're-enable' each one in turn till your problem comes back. Can't guarantee anything will happen, It's all trial and error I'm afraid.
One other thing we can try, and is probably the best to start with, is a restore point! In case you don't know-and I appologise if you do, your pc periodically creates restore points, the point of this being that should you have a problem develop with your pc-and you have!- you can return your pc to the point just before it tried to hang itself! This has the advantage of not changing any of your personal files-so it say's, but will restore settings changed by software installation. This all depends of course if your pc made a restore point prior to you installing the software!
This is turning into an epic-sorry!
Think I'll stop here for a coffee.
So to recap, your options now at this moment in time are:
1. Check for a restore point prior to software installation. Quick and easy.
2: Remove all traces of last kodak installation. Slow, boring and may not change much.
3: Download and install latest software, without removing last version.
4: Download and install latest software, after removing last version.
5: Disable your hardware and reinstate one by one-or all if no change to shutdown.
6: Forget the whole thing, sell it and give the money to Mr. Gordon.
There is a number 7 but I'll leave that for when all else fails.
BTW I had no problem with the latest software version from kodak. Not that this helps but there, I said it anyway.
So there you are, in a nutshell. (Or should that be case?) Let me know what you think and we go from there. The restore point is best to try first.
Good luck, see ya soon.