I have trouble connecting Nikon Coolpix 2100 digicam to Dimension 8250 (Win XP Home/BIOS A02) which has VIA USB controllers. Everytime I try, I get the task bar error popup "USB device not recognized". I have tried the same camera with another generic desktop (Win XP Pro) and a Compaq notebook (Win 2000 Pro) with Intel USB controllers and they both work very fine.
I have updated the VIA Integrated USB 2.0 drivers from http://support.dell.com/us/en/kb/document.asp?DN=1072515 without success. Nkon Tech Support says this is known issue with VIA controllers for their Coolpix 2100/3100 cameras. The problem occurs on both USB Mass Storage and PTP connections.
Anyone knows a workaround for this problem?
Thanks in advance.
If they said it was a known issue and did not give you a work around or fix then there probably isn't one.
I would try a PCI USB card to see if that would work.
Not sure what type card your camera uses. I would use a card reader as the input device.
Some people do it by choice believing they are saving wear and tear on their camera.
I want to wear my camera out so I can justify buying the next bigger and better one.
But it might be the easiest solution for you.
LittleAdvice and cyber_surfer, appreciate your input.
In fact I was leaning towards the card reader soultion 'cos it does transfers faster and saves battery too! (I like your wear 'n' tear idea so that I too can justify my next big thing purchase :)) I am specifically interested in Lexar RW018 USB 2.0 multi-card reader. Any experiences with using this device on 8250?
BTW, my camera uses CompactFlash cards. I am currently using two Lexar cards - 16MB 8x (supplied with camera) and 128MB 12x (Lexar is the make recommended by Nikon).