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I'm using the Belkin F5U208 device to capture VHS data.  When I try the CAPTURE from VIDEO Device command I get a blue screen with a 0X0000008E error message. I have 2 GB of RAM.

I can edit exiting movies and perform all the other functionss

Any ideas as to what's wrong?

Thanks
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by:Merete
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Which windows do you run?
Blue screen are either incompatible devices or wrong drivers.
Incorrect function.
OS compatibility: Windows XP 32 BIT size: 269.5KB
http://www.belkin.com/support/download.asp?download=F5U208&lang=1&mode
Are you trying edit the movie during capture  since you can edit in refs to>I can edit exiting movies and perform all the other functionss
You can't do anything with a capture in progress it must be stopped and saved before accessing it to edit
Are you running a CMD prompt to start a capture from USB?
in refs to>
When I try the CAPTURE from VIDEO Device command
It's just I have never heard of this method
guide
http://www.endoscopy.com/downloads/pdf/manuals/f5u208.pdf
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by:tmccar10
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Thanks for your response.

Sorry, I thought I mentioned I'm running XP.

I'm just trying the capture option. As soon as I select "capture" it goes blue. I'm using the  standard program prompts

What I don't understand (among a lot of things) is that I was actually able to run the program and do a capture once.   But after leaving MovieMaker and opening it again (no change is physical connections or any thing else), I get the error.

I just looked at the Belkin link you offered.  XP isn't mention as an OS.  That couldn't be an issue, could it?

Thanks again
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Merete earned 1400 total points
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Hi, every link I offered is referring to XP ?
It should run in XP
I use software from XP in windows 7 without any problems.

Is your XP 32 bit or 64 bit?
BSOD is often a driver problem/conflict somewhere
A problem device, or bad connection. capture devices are finicky about connections,
And may require an order of sequence to start it.
Sounds like you haven't installed the drivers for the capture card correctly.
I used to capture all my VHS from my TV AVS-1 with a VCR connected to the TV, I used an internal capture card from Winfast.

This being a USB capture device unlike an internal one PCI behaves differently.
When you plug it windows identifies with it and activates all the necessary components to run it. Especially the PVR.
And here in lies the area of problem/conflict that windows cannot run BSOD.
So we need to find out what is running with this Belkin that is causing a BSOD.
Look in Task Manager to see what is running that is associated with Belkin
Look in Device Manager for problem devices and errors to see if any of those can point out the problem.
Check your event errors. Control panel administrative tools.

The Belkin uses a PVR? ( Personal Video Recorder ) right which is?
So I looked at the Specs.
One question stood out,
According to the Belkin >FAQ: In Win ME and Win XP, should I still use the included MGI software?>
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Win XP it comes with a built in movie editing software package called Windows Movie Maker.
http://www.belkin.com/support/kb/kb.asp?langid=1&a=1782

Now there's a thought for the conflict. BSOD.Windows Moviemaker,
I'd check my taskmanager manager to see if there is two instances WMM 2 running in the background.
Stop them.
You are using WMM2? Not WMM?
And using the latest drivers?
http://www.belkin.com/support/article/?lid=en&pid=F5U208&aid=4559&scid=1
Areas I'd look into
How do you have the VHS camcorder? or VCR set top box? connected to the Belkin
If a Camcorder is it on power, not battery?
Battery is unreliable.
Check the connections.
Defrag the Hard drive.
Check WMM is setup correctly.
Here's the MS guide.
Recording Video into Windows Movie Maker (Part 1 of 3)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314575
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by:tmccar10
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Still working on Merete's suggetions
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by:tmccar10
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Thanks Merete

I tried as much of your process as possible.  My unit may have become defective.  I've given up and gotten a new "grabber" (Startech/Grabbee) and I'm now able to capture what I need.

Thanks for you interest and your help.
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by:Merete
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Good!!
Since this Startech/Grabbee worked straight up does seem to confirm the other one maybe faulty.
Thankyou for trying my suggestions unfortunately the results were not quite the desired outcome..
All the Best
Merete
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