Ok, So, I installed the CD ROM for my webcam, and i unplugged it for a bit, then when I plugged back in my webcam to use it, it says "Webcam not connected" My webcam IS connected, and I know I downloaded the program for it, because I've used it several time's already, So why is this just now happening? This really ****'s because I no longer have the disc for the webcam with me. So what do I do?
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On Windows 7 and Windows 8 you can usually just plug in the webcam and wait a few seconds for Windows to automatically install basic/generic "driver" software which allows the webcam to work. You can check if the webcam is recognised and installed by going to Control Panel/Device Manager. In the Device Manager window locate and click on "Imaging Devices" to see your webcam listed. If there's a yellow exclamation point (!) or nothing listed under Imaging Devices then the webcam is not installed. In this case unplug the webcam, wait a few seconds, then plug it back in and see what happens.
With some webcams you must install software and drivers BEFORE you plug the webcam in. In that case, unplug the webcam then install drivers from a CD included with the webcam or download the drivers from the maker's website and install them. Make sure to choose the driver version specified as compatible with your version of Windows. After installing the drivers, restart the computer and wait for it to boot up fully, then plug in the webcam and see if it works.
One last possibility is that your webcam is too old to work with newer Windows versions. For example, we have an old Kodak DVC325 webcam which worked OK in Windows 98, ME, and Windows XP with SP1 and SP2, but it does NOT work in Windows XP with SP3 or any newer Windows version. Too bad, really, because it's a darn good little webcam!
Ok it isn't unusual for a CD ROM or DVD ROM to not recognize a CD or DVD insert to it..Ok try this clean the lenses of your ROM using a CD or DVD cleaner disc if you have also try to wept your cd software with a clean dry soft cloth or cotton..If this will not work perhaps you need a new installation cd for your webcam.
Click Start from the taskbar in the lower-left corner of your computer screen.
Open the Run window and type d:\setup in the text area. Note: The "d" indicates the
path to your CD-ROM drive. If your CD-ROM drive is located in a
different path, you need to replace the "d" with the correct path.
If you've downloaded the most recent software driver from the webcam manufacturer's website, run that installation program now. Note: Most webcam
manufacturers maintain the latest webcam software drivers on the
download or support areas of their website. Just download it and save
it to your computer.
Follow the instructions provided by the webcam setup program. Note: Plug in your webcam USB cord only when prompted. (This is usually done after rebooting your computer.)
Step 3: Restart your computer, and
while restarting plug your webcam back in. Then let your computer
install the new hardware automatically.
Under you programs you will not have a program to run your
webcam, and only have an option to uninstall it. The webcam will work
with programs that use a webcam, such as Yahoo Chat. Just have it
plugged into your computer and initiate the webcam in that program.
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To install the camera follow the procedure:
1.Plug the webcam to your computer.
2.Insert the driver CD into your CD writer.
3.Install the camera driver from CD.
Now your camera is installed on your PC.
Try to search online for the webcam manufacturer driver and manual. If you have usb pen drive and another computer try to copy the installation file from the cd using other computer on pen drive and then connect the pen drive and trnasfer software and install software and driver. Good luck.
ok, you need to get the CORRECT drivers. Unistall all the drivers you have installed. Next, go to www.camera-drivers.com/drivers/230/230822.htm
Download the right drivers, you have to go thru a series of ads, just
click no thanks on them. After you download, make sure your camera is
NOT plugged in. Now install the new driver. Plug the camera in, Windows
Hardware Manager should start up. Tell it to search for the drivers in
C:\windows\system or system32, can't remember which one. It will say a
different camera name, don't worry it's the driver you want. Install
and your set.