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Constant Hang during "Import Video"

  1. #1


    mby Guest

    Constant Hang during "Import Video"

    No matter what I try, the Vista "Import Video" window hangs forever.

    Here's what happens:

    I plug in my capture device into the firewire port of my Dell laptop, then
    AutoPlay pops up and says:

    "Digital Video Device"

    Device Options

    Import Video <<-- (this is what I choose)

    Capture video (If I choose this, it doesn't work)

    Start Encoding"


    Next window comes up: "Import Video

    Name: xxx

    Import to: (folder)

    Format Windows Media Video (single file)
    WMV (about 2 GB per hour)"

    I press Next, then the new window says: "Import Video

    Import the entire videotape to my computer

    Import the entire videotape and then burn it to a DVD

    Only import parts of the videotape to my computer" <<-- This is what I choose

    Then I press "Next", and then it hangs forever
    (the window title bar shows: "Import Video (not responding))

    I've tried everything, including registry repair and running Iolo's System
    Mechanic 7, but it still hangs every time. One key fact, though, is that
    this worked PERFECTLY two days ago!

    I'm a knowlegeable user, so please bear that in mind in your replies.

    Thank you for your help!


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    meerkat Guest

    Re: Constant Hang during "Import Video"


    "mby" <mby@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:78A6179B-5220-4C67-ABDD-6D950D1D9831@xxxxxx

    > No matter what I try, the Vista "Import Video" window hangs forever.
    >
    > Here's what happens:
    >
    > I plug in my capture device into the firewire port of my Dell laptop, then
    > AutoPlay pops up and says:
    >
    > "Digital Video Device"
    >
    > Device Options
    >
    > Import Video <<-- (this is what I choose)
    >
    > Capture video (If I choose this, it doesn't work)
    >
    > Start Encoding"
    >
    >
    > Next window comes up: "Import Video
    >
    > Name: xxx
    >
    > Import to: (folder)
    >
    > Format Windows Media Video (single file)
    > WMV (about 2 GB per hour)"
    >
    > I press Next, then the new window says: "Import Video
    >
    > Import the entire videotape to my computer
    >
    > Import the entire videotape and then burn it to a DVD
    >
    > Only import parts of the videotape to my computer" <<-- This is what I
    > choose
    >
    > Then I press "Next", and then it hangs forever
    > (the window title bar shows: "Import Video (not responding))
    >
    > I've tried everything, including registry repair and running Iolo's System
    > Mechanic 7, but it still hangs every time. One key fact, though, is that
    > this worked PERFECTLY two days ago!
    >
    > I'm a knowlegeable user, so please bear that in mind in your replies.
    >
    > Thank you for your help!
    >
    Have you made any changes/updates since it was working ?

    You could try a System Restore, back, beyond 2 days, to when it was working.
    bw..


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    mby Guest

    Re: Constant Hang during "Import Video"

    Thanks for the suggestions, meerkat. I had made absolutely NO changes of any
    kind. But since there was a chance that something had changed without my
    knowlege (say a Windows update or something), I performed a system restore,
    as you suggested.

    Unfortunately, that didn't work either. I'm still stuck.



    "meerkat" wrote:

    >
    > "mby" <mby@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:78A6179B-5220-4C67-ABDD-6D950D1D9831@xxxxxx

    > > No matter what I try, the Vista "Import Video" window hangs forever.
    > >
    > > Here's what happens:
    > >
    > > I plug in my capture device into the firewire port of my Dell laptop, then
    > > AutoPlay pops up and says:
    > >
    > > "Digital Video Device"
    > >
    > > Device Options
    > >
    > > Import Video <<-- (this is what I choose)
    > >
    > > Capture video (If I choose this, it doesn't work)
    > >
    > > Start Encoding"
    > >
    > >
    > > Next window comes up: "Import Video
    > >
    > > Name: xxx
    > >
    > > Import to: (folder)
    > >
    > > Format Windows Media Video (single file)
    > > WMV (about 2 GB per hour)"
    > >
    > > I press Next, then the new window says: "Import Video
    > >
    > > Import the entire videotape to my computer
    > >
    > > Import the entire videotape and then burn it to a DVD
    > >
    > > Only import parts of the videotape to my computer" <<-- This is what I
    > > choose
    > >
    > > Then I press "Next", and then it hangs forever
    > > (the window title bar shows: "Import Video (not responding))
    > >
    > > I've tried everything, including registry repair and running Iolo's System
    > > Mechanic 7, but it still hangs every time. One key fact, though, is that
    > > this worked PERFECTLY two days ago!
    > >
    > > I'm a knowlegeable user, so please bear that in mind in your replies.
    > >
    > > Thank you for your help!
    > >
    > Have you made any changes/updates since it was working ?
    >
    > You could try a System Restore, back, beyond 2 days, to when it was working.
    > bw..
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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