Sorry, but that doesn't make me feel better.
I have several other Nikon products installed, so I'm not too inclined to remove EVERYTHING in the registry related to Nikon. And since these particular drivers had not been present on my system prior to this, then after doing this, wouldn't the driver installation process try to put them back in the same place anyway?
Any other suggestions? Thanks.
"flaming-o" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news
Among its many design flaws Vista retains the registry.
Hence it is possible that an entry in the registry points to the wrong file location.
This kind of install problem can happen in early versions of Windows as well, but added to all the other problems with Vista is just too much.
When this happened with a high end Epson scanner in XP they suggested I do this, which I now do whenever similar problems arise.
If you have not tried it then delete the driver the usual way. Then manually delete all entries related to the Nikon drivers in My Programs and anything left behind in Windows (the locations you mention).
Make a backup copy of the registry or create a system restore point (unless you dual boot to XP in which case Vista cheerfully deletes your restore point, another great thing about Vista) and then manually comb the registry and delete every reference to Nikon you can find. If you have other Nikon programs, e.g. NX, you may have to reinstall these.
Reboot and then reinstall the Nikon driver.
If it makes you feel any better I have a Monaco Optixx color calibrator that absolutely refuses to work with the manufacturer's supplied Vista drivers. They no longer respond to my E-mails.