I'm currently in Tokyo on business/visit. You guys pick out a nice bar in Gotanda and I'm there to buy all night.
Also, I was able to get some help on this problem in Annoyances.org. Someone suggested that I disable WIA in msconfig. That actually worked, but I now have some problems seeing some images. That's better than the original problem by a long way. I posted a few digital pics from Tokyo here: http://www.photo.net/photodb/folder....lder_id=418111