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Hello! 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.
There is still plenty of hardware issues with Vista, so go to the cam or Windows web site for related issues and see if there is a patch.
Make sure the cam is also set up correctly and use windows live if your'e still using MSN.
You can also try installing Windows XP drivers as they are sometimes accepted and work.