Question about Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 WIN-Blk Webcam

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Drivers will not install.

Ive tried to install the LifeCam vx-1000 many of times with the cd that came in the package. software installs fine. but the software will not load. it crashes when i open it. but thats not the point at the moment. in device manager it says there are no drivers installed for the usb webcam. ive directed it to the cd where i have found drivers on there but it says it cant find any. ive even directed it straight to the folder on the disk. but nothing.. Ive even tried installing a driver and software package from microsofts website. Still nothing..

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  • Kgordo Dec 09, 2007

    Hi, I have the same problem with the VX-6000 model. Tried the reinstall options however still no recognition of drivers etc.

  • sherlock123 Dec 15, 2007

    I have exactly the same problem. I get the large gray square with the three camera, microphone, and video symbols at the top, but nothing will work and I have to press ctrl alt delete to remove the unresponsive programme. It did work one time, and one time only. I don't know what made it work. I can tell you that a small red dot appears when you press on the symbol when it is working OK. I tried it the following day and nada, zilch, nothing will make it work. So I spent $150.00 on more memory, thinking that was the problem. What kind of fool am I. Can someone please help?

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    Same here , drivers won't install ... it keeps crashing my computre or just fails to finish loading.

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2008

    Same problem! Get's almost to the end of the loading process, then stalls!

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2008

    sound drivers

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2008

    I have the same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2008

    i have the same problem as all of the above


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Normal 0 Did you install the software with the camera connected to the computer? Disconnect the camera from the USB port and reinstall the software. When the program asks you to connect the camera, do so, and it should work. Hope this is of some help. Bud

Below is info for setting up Audio & Video to chat on line after you install , either Skype or a messenger program.


Web Camera’s have to be setup on the program they are to be used with. Just installing the camera on your computer does not set it up to broadcast on messengers or Skype.

Each program has Options that have to be setup in order for the Audio and Video to function properly.

A. Skype Setup:

After downloading and installing Skype set it up as follows:

  1. Go to TOOLS, then OPTIONS, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if installed properly will come up and show a picture.
  4. Then on the bottom of the page click on Save.

The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now see and talk to you.

B. Yahoo Setup:

After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
  2. Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
  3. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  4. Next go to the Test Audio section and (in blue writing) click on “Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the left window.

C. Windows Live Messenger:

  1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
  2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
  3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
  4. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the instructions.
NOTE: You audio and video shoud work. Enjoy.

When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to.
Hope this helps. Bud

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1st You download Webcam Driver.
Drivers will not install.
After this install the Webcam driver in the system.
Installation of Webcam Driver
Go to the control panel
Click on the System Icon
Click on the Hardware Tab
Click on the Device Manager s
Select the Unknown Device or printer device where yellow Question Marks sign on it.
Right click on it and uninstall it.
After this go to the top of the device manager and click on scan for hardware changes.
Driver installation Wizard start.
Brows Your Driver from the Hard Disk and click on next.
Driver will be install.

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  • Place the product installation CD in the CD drive of your computer. The installation wizard will start automatically. Follow the installation wizard prompts.

  • Plug the USB connector at the end of the LifeCam VX-1000 connection cable into an available USB port on your computer when prompted.

  • Place the LifeCam VX-1000 on a flat, level surface, or hang it from your computer's monitor. Continue following the wizard prompts until the installation wizard finishes.

  • Click the "Start" button, then click "All Programs" on the Start menu.

  • Click the "Microsoft LifeCam" folder icon in the list of programs on the Start menu, then click the "LifeCam" icon. That opens the LifeCam VX 1000 software and completes the installation process.

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    Visit the Microsoft hardware support page
    http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/download.aspx?category=ICE&type=LifeCam&sku=68A-00001
    Fill in the details and click 'GO'
    All the information you require should be found here,
    Click on the link:- "Microsoft LifeCam Readme and Troubleshooting Information" to check out any additional software you have to download if you are running Vista or Windows 7

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    Close all programs while uninstalling - downloading and uploading software
    Disconnect your webcam
    Uninstall the current webcam software on your computer
    Restart computer
    Download the Installation package from Microsoft
    Run the installer and choose your options when prompted
    Connect your webcam when prompted.

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    1. Place the product installation CD in the CD drive of your computer. The installation wizard will start automatically. Follow the installation wizard prompts.
    2. Plug the USB connector at the end of the LifeCam VX-1000 connection cable into an available USB port on your computer when prompted.
    3. Place the LifeCam VX-1000 on a flat, level surface, or hang it from your computer's monitor. Continue following the wizard prompts until the installation wizard finishes.
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