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OK not worth doing again.
I'm trying to figure out why you have a ghost camera showing up that should not be there once the camera is deleted and\or the associated program is uninstalled.
I'm trying to find more info on it now.
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I have read most of the topic and it seems the issue now to hand is the use of the GE A950 camera.
I presume your intention is to use it as a webcam

http://www.letsgodig.../21665/ge-a950/

It is NOT a webcam it is a digital camera, it MAY if you were lucky, function as a webcam, of sorts, in video mode.
However, it was never designed as a webcam and to be perfectly honest, and please do not be offended, you would be far better advised, to purchase a basic webcam.

They are not expensive and would install and run without a problem.

The Microsoft VX1000
http://www.amazon.co...0/dp/B000GE9XQ2
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The problem is that it won't work at all for some reason.
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No offense taken. The camera is being used to download pictures taken from it, into the computer, for storage and editing. It works fine without the computer, just not with it anymore. :(

Edited by blueblue, 26 April 2012 - 05:55 PM.

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I know you mentioned earlier but any chance you have access to another XP system you can try to see if it works on?
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Yes, I have another XP machine and will load it on there to see what happens, I'll do it soon and report back here, either tonight or sometime tomorrow.

Both machines and my Win 7 system are all netbooks, which have a built in webcam, so if we were gonna use them online we have that option, but he doesn't want internet, and I keep my XP machine offline, it's never been online, though his used to be, before I gave it to him. When he first got the camera, he had no computer. He likes taking pictures in different places, and doesn't always remember how to run the webcam, but remembers how to use the basic camera functions.

Thanks for all your help. :thumbsup:

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Okay my error.I thought you were trying to use the camera as a webcam, with the intention of going back online.

When you switch the camera on and go into menu, do you then have a choice for connection and then computer and then usb.

As I think I am correct in saying that once the camera is connected that part of the menu becomes unaccessible

IF I am correct, so configure the camera and then connected USB

Is it now found and shown as an external drive in My Computer

HERE you are
Press the menu button
Use the up and down to choose USB connect
Press the right navigation button and then the up and down to choose
PC
Press the function Ok button to confirm

Connect to computer and XP without any driver installed by you should recognise either the inbuilt memory or the SD card as an external drive in My Computer

IF it does not, check if it recognises a usb flash pen drive or indeed any usb connection

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The above screnshot is WHAT you see on the camera menu I think.
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Hi thanks for your help. It sounds like you're sugggesting I do this from the camera itself. Thanks for your help. :thumbsup:
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Yes.
You MUST set the camera first, before you connect it to the PC
As once connected you do not have use of the menu and until the camera is so configured, the computer cannot see the Memory card as a removable drive.
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That would make perfect sense Macboatmaster. I never thought of the camera needing to be programmed first.
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[color=#6666666]Hi I have good news. Give a prize to the man from Wales! :thumbsup: I turned the camera on and found the USB function, it seems my friend put it in computer mode and forgot. He's an older man with a bad memory for some things. who's not very tech savvy, (even less so than me). Currently I'm looking at the pics in the camera through his computer. As soon as it connected, the list in the My Computer section came up with "Removable Drive F" so it seems to be working now. I couldn't see the camera name in any list yet though, still searching, but we got this far.

Thanks for all your help, both of you! :thumbsup: :D[color]
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You are welcome.
Pleased its working.

You will not see the camera name, as such, as the computer does not see the camera in that mode it simply sees the memory card.
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Good job Mac and I'm glad it is all working now. :thumbsup:
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Thank you both for all your help. I learned a few things during this process. :thumbsup:
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I can't find the ghost anymore. :D
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