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DV camera not recognized

by shep979 / January 30, 2006 9:32 AM PST

I'v had a Canon ZR200 camcorder and I purchased a firewire PCI card so I could transfer the videos to my computer. It worked fine for a few days and I made 2 DVD's worth of movies from the camera.I then started getting many blue screens of death, and believed them to be from my new firewire card. So i removed the card but later found the problem with my computer was due to something else. So I put the card back in the PCI slot and installed the driver. Unfortunately my computer no longer recognizes the camera, even after putting the firewire card in a new PCI slot. My computer detects the firewire card just fine and the camera LCD shows DV IN, but the computer doesnt seem to put the two together. Does anybody know what i should do.

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What was "something else?"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2006 10:12 AM PST

Too often the machine is hit with spyware/pests and we get to wipe and rebuild.


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This is something else...
by shep979 / January 31, 2006 4:56 AM PST

It was actually two things, one was an outdated driver for my video card, the other was a bad file from Norton Antivirus that liveupdate took care of. Any advice on my camera?

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The usual.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2006 9:22 AM PST

I install the latest motherboard drivers, then see if WINDV ( works.

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It didnt work
by shep979 / February 4, 2006 4:08 AM PST
In reply to: The usual.

What you just said didnt work, and the firewire card worked just fine with the same camera a month ago, i dont think its an outdated driver.

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Given only what's in your post...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2006 5:03 AM PST
In reply to: It didnt work

I don't have much to work with. Try another machine to see if the camcorder, cable, firewire card is ok so you can see where the problem lies.


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