Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

I am getting a message on my computor (vista) when I plug my camera in to download pics. It says that it does not recognise the USB. It worked fine earlier today and now it's an unrecognizanle USB. I already tried a different cord which leads me to believe that it it something with the camera...


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It's very hard to troubleshoot software problems online, and it likely is a software issue. But why put up with the headaches of bad software in the first place? Please see the following post, as it outlines a much easier, faster, and less error prone way to download your photos:
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