This problem was caused by a compatibility issue between Windows Vista and Logitech QuickCam Messenger.
Logitech QuickCam Messenger was created by Logitech, Inc..
To search for similar devices that are compatible with this version of Windows, visit the Windows Vista Hardware Compatibility List website online.
However, it’s not totally out of hope for owner of Logitech QuickCam
Messenger who has upgraded to Windows Vista. The following hack will
use Windows XP driver (a common trick to use non Vista compliant
device) to install the webcam in Vista:
Open the setup installer qc848enu.exe and unpack its contents to a
folder. Alternatively, right click on qc848enu.exe and select “Extract
to qc848enu\” option.
Insert or plug in the Logitech QuickCam Messenger to a USB port if not already done so.
An “Driver Software Installation” icon in systray (notification
area) should appear, which will pop up detailed message if click. It
should fail, and “Add Hardware Wizard” dialog window will appear.
Choose to install the driver manually by instructing the Wizard to
locate and look for the web cam driver inside the Drivers folder under
the unpacked folder of the qc848enu.exe setup program. You can use
browser button to select the folder.
Windows Vista should grab the XP driver and install it properly.
Download the latest version (10.5.1) of Vista compliant QuickCam software from Logitech to install the software on Vista.
Run the setup (qc1051enu) normally. You may need to skip the detection of webcam near the end of installation process.
Voila, you can now use the Logitech webcam to capture images or use
it in conjunction with video chat in IM programs such as Windows Live
(MSN) Messenger, AIM Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Skype or run Logitech
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Visit the Logitech website and browse the photo gallery for your model and click on the photo to navigate to the support page. Note - Older models on page 2 - look for the link at the bottom right of page 1 and click on it "Still can't find your product?"
In addition to the Logitech installer you will need to run the support software - Microsoft DirectX . This comes pre-loaded on most Windows computers but has to be updated - I am currently on version 11 To start the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, click Start, click Run, type dxdiag in the Open box, and then click OK.
Procedure to re-install Logitech software 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 Logitech Run the installer and choose your options during the installation - You may not want Logitech Chat but the Desktop icon for the webcam toolbar is a must. Connect your webcam when prompted.
Unplug your cam uninstall any current webcam software restart your computer visit the logitech website - identify your cam and click on the picture http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/405/&cl=us,en?prodcrid=405 download the installer. run the installation set up and note the options - you may not want the Logitech Chat but the Desktop icon is a must. Note - you will also need DirectX download to support your webcam - this is probably covered in the installer Connect your webcam when prompted.
You are downloading the VISTA software for your webcam ? You can download from here http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/405/&cl=us,en?prodcrid=405 As it's an older model scroll down to the bottom of the page and hit the link "Still can't find your product" Click on the picture of your cam to move to the support page for that model. Disconnect webcam Uninstall current software Restart computer Download installer Run installer - connect webcam when prompted
The Quick Cam line ever had drivers for Mac OS versions. See the specifications here: http://support.logitech.com/en_us/product/quickcam-connect-product/specs . The E2500 works with Windows XP and Vista. You may be able to use the camera in Boot Camp running one of these versions of Windows. The Quick Cam E2500 doesn't work with Windows 7 and newer Windows OS versions.
The Logitech Webcams, including the C525 and the C920, will work with a Mac directly.
The only thing you can try is installing under administrative rights the windows xp driver using compatibility mode for windows xp, this has about an 80% chance of working. I did it wiith my logitech cam that is no longer supported by logitech and is not compatible with windows vista and it worked, of course I don't have all the capabilities I had with Windows XP with the cam but it still works for chat etc.