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I have three Olympus cameras: an E20, a E300 and a E330.

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I have three Olympus cameras: an E20, a E300 and a E330. After computer problems, despite downloading Olympus viewer 3, none of them are recognised by my computer. I suspect a missing driver: do you have any advice?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Digital Cameras
Expert:  Richard replied 6 months ago.

Hi there and welcome Ian

Are you on a windows or mac computer and which version?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Windows 10.
Expert:  Richard replied 6 months ago.

Thanks

Connect on of the cameras please and then press the windows key + E

Click on this PC and tell me what devices and drives are listed on the right please.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Generic PnP monitor
Realtek speakers
Realtek microphone
USB2 Camera
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Nothing else
Expert:  Richard replied 6 months ago.

ok, your in the wrong place, you need to press the windows key which is too the left of ALT and then E

Then in the new window you click on This PC please

Then on the right the devices and printers.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Richard, that brings up a windows explorer page, without any reference to devices and printers
Expert:  Richard replied 6 months ago.

yes correct,

the instructions are

Connect on of the cameras please and then press the windows key + EClick on this PC and tell me what devices and drives are listed on the right please.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Drice C, Drive D and rewritable E. That's all
Expert:  Richard replied 6 months ago.

Thanks

Is D Drive your computer drive? If you click on it you see computer files or something else?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Drive C is the main drive
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Clicking on this brings the list of files and folders
Expert:  Richard replied 6 months ago.

I am asking please about D Drive

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
some files and folders again
Expert:  Richard replied 6 months ago.

Thanks

Can you connect it to a different USB port on the computer and tell me if it then appears please.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Done. No change
Expert:  Richard replied 6 months ago.

ok, can you connect using a different USB cable and tell me if it is then connecting please?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
TRied that too. Doersnt make any difference. It's a different cable for all three cameras too and it's all the same
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
This is what makes me think I am missing a driver or something
Expert:  Richard replied 5 months ago.

Its the standard usb driver, and its not even detecting it.

How long ago did it last detect the cameras?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Before I had a computer problem on June 4th! The whole thing reset itself - but it recognises my canon camera with no problem!
Expert:  Richard replied 5 months ago.

When you say reset itself, what exactly did it do? Did it reinstall windows?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No, but it wiped every program not installed with Windows, even Microsoft Office
Expert:  Richard replied 5 months ago.

ok, sounds like a refresh then

Do you have another computer there?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
an old Toshiba laptop working on Windows XP. Just booting it up
Expert:  Richard replied 5 months ago.

ok, let me know if it connects on that please

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
STraight in - no problem
Expert:  Richard replied 5 months ago.

ok, on the problem computer, press the windows key + X and click on Device manager with the camera connected

You see anything under other devices or with a ! next to it?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I have four of those!
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
They all say unknown device
Expert:  Richard replied 5 months ago.

Right click then and select uninstall

Then restart and connect one camera and tell me what happens please

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No change, sadly
Expert:  Richard replied 5 months ago.

you did all that in under a minute?

Including a restart?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
sorry. didn't try the restart on computer - read it as the camnera. Back in a moment
Expert:  Richard replied 5 months ago.

thanks

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
still no change though. Just looked for it on PC but not registering as there
Expert:  Richard replied 5 months ago.

do you see it in device manager still?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
sorry, I realise what you mean - no there is no camera there
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
There are 4 USB controllers with an exclamation mark there though
Expert:  Richard replied 5 months ago.

and you uninstalled these before correct?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
that's what I told it to do, certainly
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I have to go out now. I will return to this later
Expert:  Richard replied 5 months ago.

Thanks

Its going to be the reset that is causing this issue, it looks to be the system files that are corrupted.

Your best to do the reset properly this time

Do you have all your data backed up off the computer? (programs it will need to install again)

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