Nikon D-80 downloads and MS Vista problems

Discussion in 'Photo Assignments & Technical Challenges' started by tahmail, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. tahmail

    tahmail TPF Noob!

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    I don't know if I'll have much success in this forum because this is more of a computer problem than a photographic issue but I'll post in case someone else has dealt with the problem.
    I purchased a laptop with the Vista operating system and have two problems:

    1) the PC does not recognize the D-80 when connected for downloading photos via a USB port. It simply does not recognize the "device". My desktop with the XP OS, has no problem.

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    2) when I load the SD chip into the integrated card reader on the computer, about 25% of the files are corrupted and can not be used. I can still take the chip and download the files on the system that uses XP but I'd like to be able to use the laptop when needed.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Most definitely not. This should have been posted in the Digital Discussions forum. This forum here is for assignments and photographic challenges.

    Ideas:
    Try replacing the USB cable
    Try replacing the memory card
    Try if it is supported, switching the D80 USB from PtP to Mass Storage mode or visaversa, I think all Nikons can do this in the settings menu somewhere.
    Try upgrading from vista to XP ;)
     
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    I have the D80 and Vista home Premium and it works for me but only shows the JPEGS not the Raw. I use ACD pro for transfer works great and cheap.

    Troy
     
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    The camera is in the "mass" setting and I've tried two different cards and get the same results. I'll try another USB cable and see if it makes a difference. I understand the "upgrade" to XP - Vista is definately a step backwards for MS IMO.
     
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    If I can get the WB to move this to "digital discussions", I certainly will. Thanks.
     

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