Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 16, 2006, 10:05 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 22
Default

hello i recently installed the pentax software that came with my k100d on windows xp and ended up having to uninstall it b/c my computer keeped rebooting everytime i plugged my camera into it. the comp. is reletivly new and still has plenty of memory does anyone have any idea why this might have been happening and what i can do to prevent it and still upload my pics. thanks in advance

seamus
seamusep3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Oct 16, 2006, 11:07 AM   #2
TDN
Senior Member
 
TDN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,288
Default

get yourself a card reader, works great and doesn't use up the battery of your camera.

TDN
TDN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 16, 2006, 11:11 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
ennacac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,198
Default

You need a card reader!

Tom
ennacac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 16, 2006, 2:32 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
oreo57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 152
Default

And the right card reader. Guess is USB2 problems... PIA to find and correct.
Found SIIG card readers to be good. Not the cheapest or easiest to find but seems to be fairly compatable.....

ennacac wrote:
Quote:
You need a card reader!

Tom
oreo57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 16, 2006, 3:11 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 1,868
Default

seamusep3 wrote:
Quote:
hello i recently installed the pentax software that came with my k100d on windows xp and ended up having to uninstall it b/c my computer keeped rebooting everytime i plugged my camera into it. the comp. is reletivly new and still has plenty of memory does anyone have any idea why this might have been happening and what i can do to prevent it and still upload my pics. thanks in advance

seamus
Could try d/l the software from the Pentax website and trying that. If you have other USB peripherals, printer etc, make sure these work. Also if you plugged the camera into front-mounted ports, then try using the rear ports. It could be a driver issue with XP, in which case ensure you have the all of the updates from Microsoft website.

I realise that is quite a lot of checking and messing about, but it costs nothing to check - the software should work as intended.

A card reader, though,is the best way to go as it saves all the wear and tear on the camera port, and the drain on the batteries. (Fallen foul of plugging a camera into the computer before - it was a jack plug type and after about a year or so the connection died. Hence buying a card reader - cheapo £5.99 but works well).

Good luck



Darren


Dal1970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 16, 2006, 4:31 PM   #6
Member
 
snoopy2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 39
Default

Get yourself a SANDISK Ultra II Plus and you will not need a card reader. The card folds in half and becomes a male USB plug-in. They are great!
snoopy2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 16, 2006, 10:01 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 22
Default

great thanks for all the input card reader here i come......
seamusep3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 17, 2006, 1:22 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 344
Default

The Pentax software is indeed buggy. The PhotoLab 3 of mine (which come with my K100D) even has conflict with my wireless optical mouse on my Toshiba notebook PC! Really amusing! Also, the "arrange window" function has never worked properly on my notebook PC nor my another desktop PC with a 15" Samsung display. It only works on my 19" Eizo display system of one of my 3 PCs.

I must say Pentax need to carry out a bit more rigorous compatibility tests plus software bug tests to improve their software.. Well, they should have done all these before they rolled out their software, but unfortunately the end results hint that the testing is inadequate.

RiceHigh
http://www.geocities.com/ricehigh


seamusep3 wrote:
Quote:
hello i recently installed the pentax software that came with my k100d on windows xp and ended up having to uninstall it b/c my computer keeped rebooting everytime i plugged my camera into it. the comp. is reletivly new and still has plenty of memory does anyone have any idea why this might have been happening and what i can do to prevent it and still upload my pics. thanks in advance

seamus
RiceHigh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 17, 2006, 3:20 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
nadnerb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bath, UK
Posts: 319
Default

The software is really poor, I'll admit that, but I doubt its causing the reboot.
Sounds a lot like a USB problem of some sort.
Does it still do it without the software installed?

A similar thing happened to me recently.
The PC would occasionally freeze when inserting USB devices and one day it just wouldnt boot. The motherboard was fried.

Turns out there was a fault with this particular motherboard meaning even a slight amount of static on a usb device was frying a certain chip.


nadnerb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 17, 2006, 4:57 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 79
Default

seamusep3 wrote:
Quote:
hello i recently installed the pentax software that came with my k100d on windows xp and ended up having to uninstall it b/c my computer keeped rebooting everytime i plugged my camera into it. the comp. is reletivly new and still has plenty of memory does anyone have any idea why this might have been happening and what i can do to prevent it and still upload my pics. thanks in advance

seamus

You don't need the Pentax software in order to upload pictures. The software is for photo browsing and RAW conversion.
Foxbat121 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 8:52 AM.