Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera ?

"Device is in use by another program" error message

\015 Canon SD600 PowerShot Digital CameraWindows XP Home Edition on a Dell LaptopAfter connecting camera to USB port as indicated in the manual, I get an error message "Device is in use by another program" when I try to access the pictures (or the properties of the device from the Scanners and Cameras window). When I access the Properties from the Device Manager window, it says the device is working properly.I have uninstalled the device; uninstalled all software associated with the device, uninstalled the USB ports. When Windows reboots it recognizes that USB ports are there; I connect the camera and turn it on and it still says Device is in use by another program.\015

Answers :

Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.
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