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Unable to download images from my Rebel XT

Nilangsu Mahanty , Dec 12, 2005; 08:58 a.m.

Hello to everybody.I've bought a Rebel Xt body a few days back and have taken around 200 shots with it.I've downloaded all the software that come with the XT, but I'm not able to download the images from the camera.When I'm switching the camera on after connecting it to my PC's USB port,the downloading program isn't automatically popping up, as it used to with my A85.The downloading couldn't be done using the scanner and camera wizard either.

I've recently changed from WIN98 to XP, if that makes any difference.Unable to see the images on my computer, I'm naturally very frustrated.Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.


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Pradeep Raghunathan , Dec 12, 2005; 09:03 a.m.

Nilangsu, get yourself a CF card reader, it will solve all your problems. It does not cost much and with USB 2.0 the files transfer in a breeze. You dont waste battery power on your camera too. All the best.

craig zac , Dec 12, 2005; 09:10 a.m.

or you might need to download service pack 1 and 2 if you havent allready. If its an Illeagle copy of XP you wont be able to get the service packs though, so youll then need a card reader.

microsoft has a raw viewer on their website you can download for free. -zacker-

Nilangsu Mahanty , Dec 12, 2005; 09:11 a.m.

I can do that, Pradeep , but there has to be a workaround for my problem. But thanks, I'll keep the suggestion in mind.

Nilangsu Mahanty , Dec 12, 2005; 09:15 a.m.

No, Craig, I haven't. Mine's a legal one if that's what you meant . Can the service packs be downloaded from the Canon websites ?

Pradeep Raghunathan , Dec 12, 2005; 09:20 a.m.

Google for Microsoft XP SP2 and you will find the download link. Most of us use a card reader though, its plug and play and no hassle of connecting the camera to the computer.

Pradeep Raghunathan , Dec 12, 2005; 09:23 a.m.

Microsoft XP SP2.

There you are, i made it easier for you.

Paul - , Dec 12, 2005; 09:37 a.m.

Once you try a card reader, you will never even consider transferring directly from a camera again. It's much, much faster, the camera battery isn't wasted, and there is no danger of knocking the camera from the desk to the floor.

Nilangsu Mahanty , Dec 12, 2005; 09:43 a.m.

Thanks , Paul and Pradeep. Tell me , how much would a card reader cost me? Are there compatibilty issues?

Pradeep Raghunathan , Dec 12, 2005; 10:08 a.m.

I share the same thoughts as Paul about knocking the camera off the table to the floor. A card reader costs around $20. You even get 7 in 1 card readers which read all kinds of cards from CF, Memory Stick, XD, SD etc.

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