kay188 wrote in post #15876085
Tried the newer versions before on Windows XP, still does not work.
It's not a software issue, it's a driver issue with Windows.
Kay188, it sounds as though you have eliminated the probability of hardware and software issues.
For what it's worth here is what I did to finally get it to work:
First, I did the wrong thing by having Windows auto detect the camera. And after not automatically finding a driver, I installed the Microsoft provided SBP2 IEEE Device driver from the list manually. I kept getting the blue screen of death when I turned the connected 1d on. I finally had to go back to a previous restore point yo undo this.
Next, before plugging in the camera, I installed the Canon WIA driver. I already had EOS Utility 188.8.131.52 installed.
Finally, I plugged in the camera and powered it on. EOS Utility stared up automatically and all selections were active. The camera was connected. Please note that at this point I did not get the message asking if I wanted to install the driver as the correct one had loaded.
If I look in Device Manager while the camera is on and EOS Utility is running, I will see a device named " SBP2 IEEE 1394 Device". That is the camera. This is in addition to the IEEE 1394 controller listed. When I exit EOS Utility and turn off the camera, the Device Manager windows refreshes and camera device goes away.
Hopefully you don't have the issue of the wrong driver being somehow installed.