I own A610 and was experiencing the same problem with two Windows configurations. last time the CameraWindow stopped popping up after month or two of successfull working with my A610.
Originally Posted by cateyed
after digging around for solution, cateye's advice was the one which i need, so thank you! my A610 is connected again
I've found that my camera connection doesn't work when my HP printer is turned on. The HP printer has all sorts of software installed that autodetects flash cards and scans and such. When I turn the printer off CameraWindow works fine.
Last edited by Graystar; 03-11-2011 at 09:09 PM.
Camera Window fix
I had same problem with Canon Power Shot A70.
I approgize if you already solve your problem.
In my case, I found that CALMAIN.exe does not running in my computer which must be running in back ground. CALMAIN.exe must be "program files/Canon/CAL/CALMAIN.exe" in default installation. But I can not find this file anywhere in my computer. I don't now why.
On the other hand I have another notebook computer, which runs camera window correctly. In this computer there is CALMAIN.exe file in above directory. So I just copy this CALMAIN.exe and reboot.
It seems to be better to check whether CALMAIN.exe is running back ground in your computer with windows task manager while ZoomBrower is running.
Thanks for the tip. Worked exactly as you specified. I got this problem when upgrading from ZoomBrowser 4.6 to 5.7
Originally Posted by LouisHirst
CameraWindow - Permission
I tried all the registry & services & reinstall s/w & USB-direct tips, but that didn't solve it for our A530 & A550 cameras. On my PC I run WinXP-Pro with multiuser accounts. CameraWindow simply would not launch after successfully installing on my daughter's account and on my wife's account. However, on my Administrator account it installed perfectly. Therefore, I suspect an account user permission issue was preventing CameraWindow from launching.
I am trying to install the software that came with my A550 camera. While installing Zoom Browser I get an error that says
"CameraWindow DC_DV Ver5.4.5 for ZoomBrowser Ex cannot be installed on this computer.
Check that the required software has already been installed and that your computer meets the minimum system requirements. Installation has been stopped"
I've tried uninstalling and installing it again but nothing worked. I think I may have messed up with the process, deleting some canon files. I hope someone could help me out on this.
If you're still having trouble after all this (as I was), you may be missing one thing.
so try this:
1) Do what is stated by LouisHirst in Post #15
2) Do what Help Please says in Post #11
3) (what I was missing)
Find: Canon Camera Access Library 8, and uncheck; apply
4) run services.msc
Find: Canon Camera Access Library 8
right click properties, in startup types select automatic; ok
right click again, select start
5) restart comp
camera window fix for vista users
i tried all the suggested tricks. but here is the fix for the vista users.
download the updates zoombrowser and the photostitch then camera window should work like a charm.
the link is canon vista updates (as opposed to camerawindow updates which yielded nothing)
Still No Success
(1) Problem started when I upgraded from ZB 5.6 to 5.8
At which point I could no longer upload photos fom my A610 to my XP-Pro system.
(2) The A610 is recognised as a usb device. The A610 connection event is associated with "Canon CameraWindow".
(2) I have tried the following:-
-- Uninstalling and reinstalling canon software.
-- Restoring to a previous checkpoint.
-- Checking that the canon service (and Dependant services) have been started (they are)
-- Deleting USB entry for A610 from registry.
-- Checked that calmain.exe is running (using task manager).
(3) I'm lost and need help.
Thanks in advance.
All fixed - details follow.
(1) Since last post I have uninstalled all canon components via the canon uninstall utilities.
(2) I also stoppped the canon camera service and uninstalled remaining canon components via "Change Or Remove Programs".
NOTE: If service is not stopped then it will not be removed.
(3) I also removed the camera from USB section of the registry.
(4) I then reinstalled ZB 5.6 from the CD.
(5) ZB and the camera window now work OK.