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Software, oh software where art thou?

by CanonG7 / December 9, 2008 12:19 PM PST

Hello ladies and gents,
I've recently acquired a used digital camera (the Canon Powershot G7)through ebay. Unfortunately, it didn't come with the software disk. Luckily the seller offered to send me a copy of his software from his own camera (the Canon Powershot G9). Everything seemed fine and dandy until I inserted the copied cd-r disc into my Liteon Ltd 163D dvd/cd rom drive. Nada! Nothing happened, the player made the normal whirling sound then nothing. No pop-up warning notices. Nothing. The hour glass icon pops up but you might as well wait until hell freezes over before anything happens. Can anyone please help? I have Windows XP Home Edition 2002.


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finalize the disc
by mementh / December 9, 2008 2:19 PM PST

if its a disc based media you have to finalize it to let other things see whats on it.

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Finalize the disc?
by CanonG7 / December 9, 2008 2:57 PM PST
In reply to: finalize the disc

Hello again,
Sorry but how do you finalize the disc? Can this be done on my computer? Or does the sender have to do it on his computer?


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The sender has to. But if you insist.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2008 10:28 PM PST
In reply to: Finalize the disc?

Look up ISOBUSTER (on google) since it can let you look inside media that is not finalized.

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Why not get the software and drivers ...
by Edward ODaniel / December 10, 2008 12:26 AM PST
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I could get the software, but.....
by CanonG7 / December 10, 2008 2:06 AM PST

Hello again guys,
Thank you for all the tips. I tried using isobuster but looks like my dvd/cd rom drive doesn't read cd-r disc. But I will try using a friend's computer to see if his dvd rom can read the disc. If this works then I will try to e-mail it back to my computer. Which leads me to another question. Can I send the contents of the copied disc as an attachment? Or does it take up too much memory for my e-mail server to handle? Can you give me some suggestions? If all else fails then I'm going to have to buy the actual software for the camera. Sigh.

Thank you,

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Update did not work either.
by CanonG7 / December 10, 2008 2:39 AM PST

I also tried downloading the software update from Canon but it doesn't work without the original software. The updater software only works if there's a software already installed. Thank you for the advice though.


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