I've learned my lesson here. Firewire and maybe WinDV is what I setup all the time now.
I just got the sony dcr-dvd201 camcorder. As the instructions said, I did not have the cam connected to the pc, installed the usb driver, restarted the computer, connected the cam, but nothing happens after that. I do not get the usual, "found new hardware" and the process that follows that message.
According to the manual and sony's web site, it also states you dont NEED to install the driver, since xp has a generic driver. I tried that as well, but with no success. I still cant get the camcorder to connect to my laptop, or desktop. (both by the way has XP pro, sp2.
Can anyone, someone out there assist me in getting this camcorder to be recognized on the computer, please!!