Question about HP PC Desktops

1 Answer

My web cam has stopped working and is not recognized by software.

Posted by on

  • Paul Hansen Oct 05, 2008

    It worked! Thank you very much! I actually did it through the device manager because I couldn't find it in the control panel list of programs...or I didn't recognize it...whatever. Anyway, after I unistalled the program through the device manager, I turned off the computer. When I powered up again, the software automatically was installed.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 749 Answers

Un-install the software through the control panels' "add/remove software " utility.....Re-install the software

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I need to turn my webcam on so i can chat with friends on facebook not sure how to do this.


Your web cam should have came with a user's manual and software to install on your computer in order for you web cam to work properly. Refer to you manual and install any software needed. The software will tell you how to operate the web cam and the user's manual will also along with troubleshooting tips.

Jan 12, 2011 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

How do I hook up my new laptop webcam to the system


If it is an external web cam , it should have a USB connector . If so , simply plug it into your laptop from your desktop..(after windows is fully loaded and your computer is in a "calm" state .) Your computer should recognize the web cam and will attempt to load drivers for it . If your web cam came with a installation disk , install it first . Select installation or setup from the CD menu and follow the directions to install the web cam .

Nov 19, 2010 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

I have a usb2.0 5.0 megapixel clip on web pc camera. My computer says it does not recognize the hardware. Can I download free software for this no-company named product? My son bought over the internet.


Yes you can download the drivers of your web cam from internet.
After downloading the drivers install them and you are done. After that your computer will not show that error.

Thanks.

Oct 23, 2010 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

I have a Dell 530 S Dell Inspiron. Its Webcam has stopped working. Any solutions


The very first step is of course to check your web cam connection. Most web cams use the USB port to connect to the PC, so check if your USB cable is properly plugged. For build-in web cams this steps does of course not apply. Many new laptops have a build-in web cam. Also try connecting your web cam directly to your PC instead of through a USB hub (if you are using one).

The next thing is to do is to check your Windows Device Manager and see if the hardware is recognized and installed properly.

It might be that the hardware is recognized as a camera, but the right drivers are not installed. The yellow explanation mark will indicate a problem.
Other devices in Windows XP device manager

If the device is not recognized in Windows XP, Right-click the device, and in the pop up menu select Update Driver Software. Then follow the instructions on screen, but make sure you allow Windows to search the web for updated drivers.

In case no driver for the web cam can be found, you can try a third party driver finding program that scans your PC for installed hardware and allows you to install missing drivers.

If this fails, the next step would be to un install the software that came with your web cam. Use the Add or Remove Programs feature in the Control Panel. If that does not work you can use a third party un installer.

After un installing the software, restart your PC and then reinstall the web cam software. In most cases this will solve the problems. Depending on the software, you might need to unplug your web cam during the software installation.If your problem is not fixed then you have to buy a new one.

Hope the above information will be helpful to you.
Thanks.

Oct 08, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

1 Answer

My web cam does not work when I go to youcam it doesnt recognize or the camera doesnt work. But online the notice I have a camer but it doesnt work


Hi,
Did you have software installed to use the WebCam? You need software to run the WebCam. Install the web cam software in your PC. Look in your program folder to locate webcam software. Then you access the web cam through this software. Your problem must be solved.

Thanks

Apr 12, 2009 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

HP web cam software doesn't see built in camera


It might be a good idea to download the latest software for your Camera as it is never up to date when you purchase Webcams. Always get the latest software drivers/programs for new hardware.
Before you load up the new driver check for any special instructions that came with the cam as you may need to uninstall the old software first. Sounds like it's corrupted anyway. Good luck

Mar 29, 2009 | HP TouchSmart IQ770 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Webcam driver stops working during regular PC operation.


If the Web cam was Generic, or even Brand name, and it came with a Drivers disc (this would mean that it is not plug and play), try completely uninstalling the Driver software for the web cam. After the uninstall has finished, reinstall the drivers, taking extra care to follow ALL on screen instructions to the T. If at some point there were other web cams, and the drivers that belonged to those cams installed on the computer, be sure to fully uninstall all of them. Only use the cam and the drivers that you are attempting to install. After all of that, the cam should work just fine.

If for some reason the cam does not work after reinstalling the drivers, try a different brand of web cam. The computer that the drivers are attempting to operate on may not be adequate to support those drivers. If that's the case, try a generic, cheaper web cam as I said.

Also: While powering up the cam, don't run anything unnecessary.

Hope this helps.

Nov 22, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

I have a built in web cam and i dont know how to turn it on


If the cam is functional you should be able to see it in "My Computer". Check to see if it is there first. If it is right click on it and see what options are available for the cam and if you can see something on it there. If it is not listed there then check the device manager in control panel to see if it is listed. There may be a problem with it.

Also what ever software you are using may need to be configured to recognize the cam.

Jun 27, 2008 | Toshiba PC Desktops

1 Answer

How do you get the 1.3 megapixel web cam to work


If you bought a new 1.3 mega web cam with that a driver cd is available. If you have the driver cd install it first. here is install steps.
  1. unplug the web cam if you connected to the system
  2. Put the web cam driver cd into the cd drive and install the driver software.
  3. In the installation it will ask you to connect the web cam to the system and connect it (Only it ask to connect)
  4. After that you can see the image on the web cam software.
  5. Adjust the lens which is comfortable to see.
These are intial steps to work the web cam just try it and inform me if you get any other thing

Apr 28, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

My web cam


write out the make and model of the web cam, go to the site of the maker and search for the device driver, if you can't find,request from the nake the device driver and install it. it will make your cam work.


UZOWUANYA
e-mail: uzowuanya@yahoo.ca

Feb 10, 2008 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

24 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP PC Desktops Experts

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

271 Answers

john smith

Level 2 Expert

366 Answers

Gavindu Dileepa

Level 1 Expert

10 Answers

Are you a HP PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...