View Full Version : corrupted images from camera
02-06-2008, 05:18 PM
Maybe someone could tell me something about a problem that I'm having. When I connect a digital camera and download the images, they come corrupted (parts missing, colours missing or none at all), and the computer crashes even before I finish the download. I have installed a Conceptronic USB 2.0 card, done a fresh install of Windows XP SP2 and installed the bios update (VIA 4in1443v), but the problem persisted. This began after I turned the computer off when it was beggining the boot, wich caused the death of my previous power supply. I don't understand how the computer could be damaged in a way to make this happen.
AMD Athlon XP 1600+
256 Mb RAM
ATI radeon 9100
Creative X-fi Xtreme music
When a power supply goes, they tend to go out a lot like the vampires in Lost Boys and try to take other things with them.
That said, it could be that the replacement power supply is not enough for what you need it to do...supply its specs, please.
Also, do you have all the proper drivers installed? Nothing showing up in Device Manager with an error?
02-07-2008, 06:33 AM
1. "This began after I turned the computer off when it was beginning the boot"
If/when you SWITCH OFF the PC without proper "Shut Down"...
Files/folders in use at the time [Windows and Programs?] may become "lost" [detached from the file system].
Which means the space on the HDD occupied by these is no longer usable...
Until recovered by a scanning program [chkdsk for NTFS, or "MS Scandisk" for FAT32].
And even when recovered...
The folders/files will most likely be no longer functional, unless you know what they are and give them back their correct names and put them in their correct home locations.
So then your software [Windows/Programs] doesn't function fully/normally.
So then you need to either...
Restore a good recent image of the affected partition[s].
REPAIR the affected installations.
[Put the files/folders back as they should be]
I don't know if or how this would corrupt your photo image files during download from camera to PC...
But my standard response to something amiss with the software...
Is to restore a recent image made when all was well.
And I've seen this fix ALL KINDS of software problems.
I use FAT32 partitions on C: D: E: F: [NTFS on G:] and at any hint of a problem I scan my various FAT32 partition file systems using the copy of "MS Scandisk" on the "Emergency Boot CD".
It's amazing how often there is something [usually small] amiss with the folders/files. [The FAT32 file system isn't perfect?]
Don't know about NTFS, because chkdsk doesn't give much in the way of detail.
Whenever chaos creeps into the software, things no longer work perfectly.
And once seeded, chaos tends to grow. :(
So one of the users jobs is to try to maintain software perfection [chaos free].
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