On Tue, 31 Jul 2007 06:42:05 -0700, Pauley
>I am having a strange problem viewing photographs that I have taken with my
>Canon A540 Power Shot camera. Some of the photo's are all green on the
>bottom and some will not only be a different color, but part of the photo may
>be shifted to one side. Actually, when I downloaded the photo's, they all
>looked good as a thumbnail at first, but when I ran my mouse over some of the
>thumbnails, I could see the change.
>I made contact with Canon and asked them about this problem. They said, if
>I can preview the photographs on the camera, and they appear to be good, then
>the problem is else where.
>I took the same camera and downloaded the same photographs on another
>computer (That computer has WinXP Pro) and all the photographs are fine!
>The computer that I am using (the one that is giving me problems) is a brand
>new computer. A Compaq PresarioSR5152NX and it has Windows Vista Home
>Premium (Which I love...other than this problem) All my drivers are up to
>Is there something I can do to correct this problem?
Your describing various forms of file corruption. If a portion of a
JPEG image is a grass like green that means either part of it is
missing if you downloaded it from some binary newsgroup or it's header
is damaged and Windows or whatever viewer you're using can't properly
decompress the file to open it. Remember all JPEG files are
compressed. This is before you do any compression via the file system,
the file format itself uses compression. So to see the image the first
step is to uncompress it. This is a automatic process beyond you
control. Either it works as it is suppose to or it doesn't.
Based on what you said, ie, the files are fine if viewed on another
system, that suggests something is wrong with your Vista system.
While a royal pain in the butt to do, there is a option. It's called
System Recovery. You can get to it if you have an original Vista DVD.
This is not some recovery disk from Dell or HP or any of the other box
makers, you need an actual Microsoft Vista DVD. If you have that, you
may want to try what's explained on this and similar web pages. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...torial148.html
What happens is Vista will ATTEMPT to repair itself by scanning all
it's internal files and replacing corrupt ones with fresh ones from
the DVD. It takes time and I don't suggest you do this except as a
Before attempting you need to know how and actually change your BIOS
settings so your system can boot from your CD/DVD drive. A simple