Re: Not plugged in apparantly????? but laptop has icon on...
Check your usb port is ok. and if it is try unistalling the camera and drivers, then start from begining. I have the same camera and it installed and worked first time with my xp sp3 system.. works with windows live , yahoo, and bundled capture software.. if in doute try on another pc...
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Click the "Start" button, then click the "Control Panel" icon on the Start menu. This opens the Control Panel window.
the "Switch to Classic View" link in the left-side navigation pane of
the Control Panel window if the Control Panel is not already set to
classic view. When the Control Panel is set to classic view, you will
see the "System" icon in the right-side pane.
the "System" icon in the Control Panel window. This opens the System
Properties window. Click the "Hardware" tab; then click the "Device
Manager" icon to open the Device Manager window.
to expand "Sound, video and game controllers" in the list of device
categories in the Device Manager window. Double-click the "Microsoft
LifeCam" icon. This opens the Microsoft LifeCam Properties window.
the "Driver" tab in the Microsoft LifeCam Properties window; then click
the "Update Driver" button. This opens the Hardware Update Wizard.
Follow the wizard prompts to install the Microsoft LifeCam VX 1000
driver and complete the process.
Make sure that the camera is plugged in and that the software is actually installed(check your start menu for Microsoft Lifecam).
If you didn't restart after you installed the software do that.
Go into My Computer and look in there for an icon that is labeled something like Microsoft Lifecam vx-1000. If you see that, you are connected to the camera -- its plugged in. If you don't see it, plug it into different usb slots. You can try to Open (double click) the Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000 icon to see if it starts a video feed.
Run the software and see what happens, I believe there is a setup wizard that will help you configure some things.