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Canon ZR80 doesnt work on win98 with firewire

by kadavill / March 28, 2005 10:45 AM PST

I have a zr80,i want to connect the camcorder to my pc running win98,has a firewire port.Do i need additional software?Canon says no.But I am not getting anywhere.Help!

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(NT) (NT) Is the Camera ON?
by damasta55r / March 28, 2005 1:22 PM PST
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Is the Camera ON?
by kadavill / March 28, 2005 1:48 PM PST
In reply to: (NT) Is the Camera ON?

Yes.I have found that win98 doesnt support firewire,but SE does.Is it true?

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I don't think so.
by chuckieu / March 29, 2005 2:38 AM PST
In reply to: Is the Camera ON?

Could be wrong. I had to load the software from a disc
when I got my PCI Firewire card. At the time 98se came out, Firewire was mostly Mac only. If the motherboard came with Firewire plugs, maybe its not turned on in the BIOS or you didn't load the drivers from the motherboard disc. chuck

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You r righ,i installed it, but
by kadavill / March 29, 2005 11:35 AM PST
In reply to: I don't think so.

You r righ,i installed it, but it still doesnt detect.
The zr80 has native drivers according to canon so i have not installed driver for the cam.Is this Ok.

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You r righ,i installed it, but
by jcrobso / March 30, 2005 12:23 AM PST

You will have to install the drivers with Win98se. With XP you would not have install the drivers. John

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jC is right
by chuckieu / March 30, 2005 5:58 AM PST

Everything uses Windows XP as the default now. If still using 9x Windows(like me), you have to manually load the
98 or ME drivers. Happened to my Fuji also. chuck

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