Dual Mode Camera on XP: Not passed Windows Logo Testing
Posted on 2007-07-21
"Cameras" seemed the likeliest place to ask this question, even though it's about a Vivitar Mini Digital Camera. ;)
My wife picked one of these up and took some test shots with it. Now I've installed the driver (good ol' Mars Semiconductor software) on XP, but when I hook up the camera via USB the application (called marscam.exe, or "MY CAMERA v. 2.03", or MarsCam Application) says it can't connect to the camera. Naturally, of course, XP is jumping in and offering to install software for the newly detected camera, so I click Yes. After a few moments, I get the error:
"The software you are installing for this hardware: DUAL MODE CAMERA SL310 has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP." It then explains how the software could possibly lead to OS problems now or in the future.
The camera's packaging indicates compatibility with Windows 98/ME/2000/XP. The driver appears to be part of the MarsCam application (???), located at C:\Program Files\MARS\MR97310.
Anyone have any experience with these cameras or with that particular error? I'm not looking for a judgment call on the quality of the camera's imagery (I'm not expecting great things), but rather some guidance on whether it's safe to install the software.
Thanks for any guidance!