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Camera will not uninstall so that i can re-install

The camera will not work after I restored my computer and I can not find out how to uninstall the camera so that I can re-install. when I try to re-install it goes most of the way and then says install error can not install.

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Try disconnecting the Camera from the USB port and reinstall the software program. When the program asks you to connect the camera to the USB port, do so and it should work.
Hope this helps. Bud

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Why do not may toshiba webcam work proprly

How can fix my webcam TOSHIBA FORUMS
How can I fix my webcam? Question When I try to use my webcam, it doesn't work properly. How can I fix it?
Answer Skip this and contact a professional
If you'd like to skip this guide and contact a professional, CLICK HERE.
When you attempt to use your camera, you might see an error such as "Connect a camera" or "Web camera initialization failed," or the camera might simply not work correctly.
There are a few easy steps to troubleshooting and fixing a malfunctioning webcam. Each step below might fix the problem. After each step, test the webcam. If it works, stop troubleshooting. If you don't want to go through each troubleshooting step, you can skip to the "System Recovery" section.
Check Device Manager
Open Device Manager. (In Windows 8, hold the Windows key and press the 'x' key to open a menu in the lower-left. Select "Device Manager" from this menu. In Windows 7, search for it in the Start Menu's search field.) There should be an entry titled "Imaging devices" that can be expanded. The webcam should be listed under Imaging devices. If it's listed, continue to the next troubleshooting section. If it isn't there, try slowly closing the laptop while continuing to watch the Device Manager. If it suddenly appears, it indicates a hardware failure and a repair would be needed. If it never appears, continue to the next section.
Reinstall Software
Right-click the camera in the Device Manager and select "Uninstall," then restart your computer. The computer should reinstall its camera driver.
If that doesn't work, check the Toshiba support site for an updated camera driver. For instructions on how to find your downloads from Toshiba, please see the following Knowledge Base article.
Finding downloads and support documents at
Look under the "Camera" category, and download the appropriate one for your version of Windows. Some laptops may not have one listed. This is fine, as many models don't use a specific camera driver, allowing Windows to provide the driver.
Check the UEFI or BIOS Settings

Some computers have the option of disabling the webcam in the UEFI or BIOS settings. Ensure that's it's enabled by performing the following steps. Note that some computers might not have this setting.
  1. Turn your computer off. If your computer uses Windows 8, hold SHIFT while seleting "Shut down" to perform a complete shut down.
  2. Start the computer.
  3. Begin tapping F2 when the TOSHIBA splash screen appears to enter the UEFI or BIOS settings. On some models, you might need to hold F2 while booting. If you have trouble entering the UEFI settings, please see the article titled How To: Enter the system BIOS or UEFI in Windows 8
  4. Select Advanced
  5. Select System Configuration
  6. Select Web Camera.
  7. Ensure it's set to Enabled.
  8. Save and exit.
System Restore
Try using the System Restore utility to restore the computer to a working state. Select the most recent restore point from before the issue arose.
How To: Understanding System Restore, Refresh, Reset, and, Recovery options in Windows 8 + Video
How To: Perform a system restore in Windows 7
Uninstall Other Webcam Applications
Uninstall any other applications that use the webcam besides the pre-installed Toshiba camera application. For example, uninstall Skype if it's installed. This is just a temporary troubleshooting procedure. If uninstalling the other applications doesn't fix the problem, reinstall them. If it does fix the problem, try reinstalling them again to check if the webcam continues to work. If it stops working again, the issue is that specific third-party application.
Contact a professional or perform a system reset

Lastly, you might want to return your computer to factory default conditions. This is sometimes called a system reset or a system recovery. Note that this will remove all of your software and data that you added including applications, documents, photos, etc.
How that helps good luck.

Feb 24, 2015 | Toshiba Satellite C655-S5212 Laptop

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Why do not detected my web ***

There are several causes to camera not detected error. Are you sure your camera is installed at all?
Let's see because we have to uninstall it anyway: Start>Control Panel>Uninstall a Program
See if your camera is in the list
  • If yes: click on your camera name in the list and then click Uninstall/Change. When done, restart your computer.
    Please, make sure your camera model is supported by your Operating System:
    1. See which is your Operating System: Start>double click Computer>Properties and the first in the list is "Windows Edition" under which you can see which is your your Operating System.
    (Also run Windows Update/System Update which u can find by typing one of those into Start search box+Enter. If any updates available, install them and restart computer.)
    2. See your camera System Requirements: go to your camera's manufacturer's website, Click Products, choose your product and model, and they see your camera System Requirements. Which Operating Programs your camera works with? Do you use one of those?
    • If yes, then your camera can work with your Operating system and you do not have to change it.
    • If not, then your camera cannot work with your Operating System. Sometimes it works if we run update camera driver (only after installing the camera): Start>right click Computer>Manage>Device Manager and find your camera in the list, right click on it, click Update. When update done, and if updated, restart your computer. Go to Installing a Webcam.
  • If you do not find your camera in Control Panel>Uninstall a Program, then your camera is not installed on your computer. Go to Installing a Webcam.
  • Installing a Webcam: Insert camera driver CD, plug your camera if prompted, run Driver icon from the CD, Continue/Allow, and finish installing. Unplug your camera and restart your computer. I would also recommend checking for camera driver update (see above). When update finished, and installed updates, then restart your computer.

Jun 25, 2011 | Logitech Webcams

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My cam not working

I would like to hear more details, so please write again and describe your problem.

I also recommend you to try following:
1. Uninstall your camera:
  1. Start>Control Panel>Programs>Uninstall a program
  2. Scroll down and find your camera in the list of programs, click on it
  3. Click "Uninstall/Change
  4. Confirm uninstalling
  5. Restart your computer
2. Reinstall the camera:
  • Insert your camera CD and plug in/connect the camera to computer. If the program starts installing automatically, then just wait and confirm if prompted. After the installation is complete:
  • restart computer, plug in the camera-it should be automatically recognized and work fine.
A. In case the installation does not start automatically, follow these steps:
  • Insert your camera CD and plug in/connect the camera to computer.
  • Click on Computer (on your desktop OR start>computer)>double click on DVD RW Drive (OR when the CD inserted a pop-up window appears, so click on "Open folder to view files")>double click on icon marked as ".exe" which is executive file. The installation will start, and you only confirm/continue/allow if prompted.
  • After the installation is complete, restart your computer, plug in the camera-it should be automatically recognized and work fine.
3. I also recommend you to visit this link, because I suspect your camera driver is not compatible with your Operating System since there is a short list of Operating Systems compatible with your camera.
  • select your Operating System (if not listed, then my suspicions are true and you can only contact support on the same site to possible link you to update downloads for your camera drive. If your Operating System is listed then follow the steps below:)
  • select the device (camera)
  • you will get a list of possible downloads and I recommend you to download the "utilities" one as I assume u do have the drive (if you don't have the camera drive at all and that is the reason for it not working, then download the drive from the same site and follow installation steps from 2.)
  • Run the downloaded drive-it should update your camera's drive.
4. In the end, check following:
  • Start>right click Computer>Properties>choose Device Manager in the left pane and see if there is any item marked with yellow triangle or something similar (just making it different than others)
  • Now you have two options: 1. right click on the item>Properties>Check for solutions, and then wait until you get the report from Microsoft;
2. right click on the item>Uninstall and close it. Then run Windows Update and install updates. Windows Update you can find when click on Start and in the search pane type Windows Update, click on it when appears, choose "Check for Updates" and wait until the program finds updates, install updates and restart computer.

Please, let me know how it worked with you, and feel comfortable to ask any questions if you have.


Jun 22, 2011 | Sony PCGA-UVC10 Webcam

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When i power on my d860 camera then display connect the computer , printer so plz solve the prblem

It seems your camera is not installed, or the installation is corrupted.
Please, try reinstalling your camera:
1.Start>Control Panel>Uninstall a program>find your camera, click on it and hit Uninstall, confirm if prompted.
2. Restart your computer.
3. Insert your installation disc-the one you got with the camera, plug in the camera (connect with the computer, and start installation.
4. When installation finished, unplug the camera (disconnect from the computer) and restart your computer.
Should work now.

Jun 20, 2011 | Webcams

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I dont have software of discovery web digital camera dcm-2602

Try this one:
Download, then connect your camera to computer, run installation;
When installation done, disconnect the camera and restart computer.
Connect the camera again-it should work now.

If there was a driver for that camera previously installed, please uninstall it before installing the above. Follow these steps:
1. Go to the control panel
2. Click on the System Icon
3. Click on the Hardware Tab
4. Click on the Device Manager then
5. Select the Unknown Device or printer device where yellow Question Marks sign on it.
6. Right click on it and uninstall it.
7. Restart your computer.
Now you can perform the steps for installing from above.

Hope it helps!

Jun 19, 2011 | Webcams

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No drive


The Creative Webcam Instant, like other computer devices, requires driver software. Once the driver is downloaded and installed, all you have to do is connect the webcam to your computer.

Click "Start" and then go to "Control Panel."

Click on "Category View" in the left pane of the "Control Panel" dialog box if you are in "Classic View." Click on "Performance and Maintenance."

Click on "System Restore" in the left pane of the Performance and Maintenance dialog box.

Click on the circle next to the wording "Create a restore point." Click "Next."

Enter a name for the restore point in the box under the heading "Restore point description:." Click "Create." The restore point will be created and your system will return to a working state within minutes. This process keeps your system safe in case there is an error.

Open your computer's Internet browser.

visit the Creative WebCam Instant driver's website.

Click on your computer's operating system name: or "Show all available drivers."

Click on the link "Download Creative-Labs WebCam Instant Creative WebCam Center v.1.71.02 driver."

Click "Save" when prompted. Navigate to the directory where the file is saved. Double-click on the file to open it.

Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the driver installation.

Plug the Creative WebCam Instant's connection cable into any available Universal Serial Bus (USB) port on your computer. Your computer will recognize the camera and process the camera's driver.

Open a chat client like Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live or similar application.

Click on the "Webcam" setting within the chat client to activate and use the Creative WebCam Instant camera.

Nov 13, 2010 | Creative Labs Creative Webcam

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I keepgetting camera connection wizard stopped working

Sounds like some software got left behind when you uninstalled.
I would recommend downloading a free uninstaller 'Revo'
Disconnect your webcam and close all other programs
Open Revo and double click on your webcam software - confirm you wish to uninstall.
Select the 'Advanced' mode - this will set a restore point - uninstall the webcam software using the manufacturers uninstall program and then it will scan your C drive and Registry for any fragments that failed to uninstall.
Select everything it finds and delete all.
Some uninstallers ask you to restart the computer - ignore this until Revo has told you everything has been uninstalled

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I want to remove 'Logitech w/ Vid' & re-install the orig software

There are 2 options you can use.

1. Try the commercial unistallers like Final Uninstaller, Perfect Uninstaller, total unstallers etc....

2. You can use the "Restore" option utility in XP

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I want to install a camera on my computer but to do so i first must uninstall the old one which is a cyber snipa model and it is not uninstalling

Download Revo - double click on the webcam software - Use the 'Advanced' mode - Revo will make a Restore Point and then uninstall using the webcam uninstall software.
It will then scan your C drive and Registry for all fragments and files that failed to uninstall.
Delete everything it finds

Apr 17, 2010 | Cyber Snipa Scout Webcam

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Webcame it is not working

first install its driver and then its still not working check its cable correctly insert.

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