This topic contains answers to Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some common problems and solutions along with some known issues with the Sharp IMG Viewer 2008 that you may encounter.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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The default installations of Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 do not enable the Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) service, which is required to be able to acquire images on digital cameras, scanners, or Web cameras. You can enable WIA as follows:

Windows Server 2003

  1. Click the Start button and open the Programs menu.

  2. In the Administrative Tools submenu, click Services.

  3. Locate "Windows Image Acquisition", right-click it and choose Properties.

  4. Change the Startup type to "Automatic".

  5. Click OK.

  6. Right click "Windows Image Acquisition" again, then click Start.

Windows Server 2008

  • The WIA service is not installed during the default Windows Server 2008 installation. Before you can enable WIA, it first needs to be installed:

    1. Click the Start button, open the Administrative Tools menu, and click Server Manager.

    2. Click Features to load the Features Summary, then click Add features.

    3. Check the Desktop Experience check box.

    4. Click Next, then click Install.

    5. Restart your computer.

  • Now you can enable WIA as follows:

    1. Click the Start button, open the Administrative Tools submenu, and click Component Services.

    2. In the Component Services dialog, click Services (Local) to load the list of services.

    3. Locate and right-click "Windows Image Acquisition", then click Properties.

    4. In the General tab, set the Startup type to "Automatic".

    5. Click OK.

    6. Right click "Windows Image Acquisition" again, then click Start.

Opening AVI movies produced by digital cameras frames aren't displayed. Processing these frames message is shown: "Video for Windows compatible codec is not installed". To display frames you should install decoder as described:

Video for Windows compatible codec installation

  • Download and install ffdshow VFW codec.

  • Launch ffdshow VFW configuration and enable MJPG decoder. You can also enable other supported decoders if needed.