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MTP USB Device Error When Connecting Canon Camera

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I tried connecting my Canon Powershot SD800 camera to my computer to upload pictures, but my computer doesn't detect it. I'm using Windows 7 (x64).

When I tried to install a driver software for it, I get this error message:

"Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it.

MTP USB Device

The system cannot find the file specified. "

I never had this problem before - only after I (recently) reformatted the first partition on my laptop. After that, I reinstalled Windows Media Player 12 due to an error message.

I went through a few threads in the forum posted by people with the same problem and tried a solutions but none of them worked for me :D.

What I have done so far to fix the problem:

* Reinstalled the USB controllers through the Device Manager

* Uninstalled the Canon device through Device Manager

* Deactivated and then activated Windows Media Player

* Ran Disk Check

* Ran SFC / SCANNOW command (System File Checker)

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Seems like you haven't tried the usual workaround when this happens - get a card-reader and plug it into your PC.
Remove the memory card from the camera and pop it into the card-reader. Job done (or it should be).

Apart from anything else, this is so much easier than faffing about with a cable plugged into the camera.

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 09 November 2010 - 07:16 AM.

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