USB camera

Posted: April 3, 2008 in Tech Q&A
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Q. I have a Pentium III system running Windows 98 SE. I have been using a Canon IXUS 300 digital camera for the past one year without any problems. However, now whenever I connect my camera to the computer using a USB cable, an error, ‘STIMON caused an invalid page fault’ is displayed. I have
uninstalled and reinstalled all the software  bundled with the camera. When I access Scanners from the Control Panel and select the camera in the window, an error with Sticpl.cpl is displayed. Recently I had
downloaded and installed the Windows 98 Q323255 Update. Could this have caused the problem?

A.It seems that the Stimon.exe file on your PC is damaged. Press [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del] and check if Stimon is running. If it is, end the task. Delete the file from \Windows\ System. Run the Registry Editor and navigate to HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\ Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion.
Look for a value named StillImageMonitor under either the Run or RunServices keys. Delete the value and restart the PC. Now reinstall the drivers for the USB camera. If you still get an error, replace the Sticpl. cpl file, too. To do this, run sfc from Start > Run and insert the Windows 98 installation
disk. Select the option ‘Extract one file from installation disk’ and click Browse. Locate Sticpl.cpl in the \Windows\System folder and click Start. Restart the machine after restoring the file.

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