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  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    when the "add new hardware wizard comes up" i get an error saying problem installing hardware

  • StaceyRae Mar 17, 2009

    I have the HP Pro Webcam. I'm trying to install it, The disk is in and it's saying something like it can't something. I can't figure it out.

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If it's a USB software have to be install first, check the device manager for YELLOW FLAG under USB for conflict

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and what operating system you using ?

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I cant install my A4tech pk-635m webcam because i cant find the cd installer.how can i install my webcam even without the cd?


In your web browser, go to
http://www.a4tech.com/downloads.asp
Select 'PK' in left box and 635M in right box in the downloads section. I have shown it in green in the following screen capture.
viscamtech_6.jpg

Click 'GO' button. The Orange color GO button within green area.
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Now click 'Driver for PC' button on left to download the driver.
Good luck!
Give me four thumbs if you succeed!

Jul 19, 2011 | PC Desktops

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My computer webcam does not working..cannection is good.,camera also has no problem.,,but when i try to open it just loading


hello iam vishal iwill tell you the solution,
you need to install correct and latest drivers of it ot work properly.then you need to install them by webcam switched on.then the webcam will capture images,......

Apr 04, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Error during capture error code 800706f8


The very first step is of course to check your webcam connection. Most webcams use the USB port to connect to the PC, so check if your USB cable is properly plugged. For build-in webcams this steps does of course not apply. Many new laptops have a build-in webcam. Also try connecting your webcam directly to your PC instead of through a USB hub (if you are using one).
The next thing is to do is to check your Windows Device Manager and see if the hardware is recognized and installed properly.
It might be that the hardware is recognized as a camera, but the right drivers are not installed. The yellow explanation mark will indicate a problem.
windows-xp-other-device.jpg If the device is not recognized in Windows XP, it will be listed under Other Devices.
windows-vista-device-error.jpg In either case you can try to update the drivers. Right-click the device, and in the popup menu select Update Driver Software. Then follow the instructions on screen, but make sure you allow Windows to search the web for updated drivers.
In case no driver for the webcam can be found, you can try a third party driver finding program that scans your PC for installed hardware and allows you to install missing drivers.
If this fails, the next step would be to uninstall the software that came with your webcam. Use the Add or Remove Programs feature in the Control Panel. If that does not work you can use a third party uninstaller.
After uninstalling the software, restart your PC and then reinstall the webcam software. In most cases this will solve the problems. Depending on the software, you might need to unplug your webcam during the software installation.
If the drivers and webcam software are correctly installed, and you still cannot see any video, there can be a problem with the program settings. Most chat and meeting software have a configuration option to select the video source for the webcam feature. If you have multiple devices that qualify for video, you might need to select your webcam device as the source for the webcam feature in that program.
Some webcams and programs require additional software, although that should be installed with the webcam if things are right. But is does not harm to check if your Java, Flash and Quicktime software are installed and up to date. But certainly check your DirectX software, since all video applications, including webcams, use DirectX for video processing. Try downloading the latest DirectX version and install it (Windows XP: DirectX 9.0c - Windows Vista: DirectX 10).
Lastly, if your webcam's image is not sharp, check to see if it has a focus ring. A blurry image can sometimes simply mean the webcam is not in focus. Adjusting the focus through the ring can solve that problem.
Other picture quality problems with webcams can be addressed by changing the video capture properties for the webcam. Most programs that can use a webcam will have an option to access the properties of the video source, which will bring up the video capture properties window.
video-capture-properties.jpg Do keep in mind that not all settings will be enabled depending on the webcam and the webcam driver installed on your computer. In the example you can see that some settings are disabled. The example shows the video capture properties for an Acer Crystal Eye webcam.
What else to try: download missing webcam drivers! If you are using your webcam for instant messaging with one of the popular chat programs, have a look at EatCam, which allows you to record your webcam chats from MSN, YM, ICQ, Skype, AIM and a few more!

Mar 05, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How can I get my webcam working on HP laptop


if you have driver no problem IF not go webside HP download web cam driver >model no

1. Downloaded the file.
2. Unzipped it to a folder on my desktop.
3. Ran the "Setup.exe" file in the folder that got unzipped.
4. Went through the installer until it got to the end and then let it restart my computer.
5. Waited for my computer to restart.
6. It popped up something saying it was installing the drivers for my webcam. Waited until it was done.
7. Opened the Control Panel.
8. Opened the Device Manager.
9. Find my webcam under "Imaging Devices". I noticed it was listed as "HP Pavilion Webcam" despite having just installed the Acer drivers.
10. Right-clicked on my webcam and chose "Update Driver Software..."
11. Chose "Browse my computer for driver software"
12. Chose "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer"
13. Unchecked the "Show compatible hardware" checkbox.
14. Scrolled down to the Chicony manufacturer.
15. Chose the "Acer Crystal Eye webcam.
16. Told it to install anyway when it asked me a question about installing that driver.
17. Waited for the driver to be installed.
18. Noted that my webcam was now listed as an Acer Crystal Eye webcam in Device Manager.

And that was it. It appears to work totally fine now! Again, I have my fingers crossed that it won't suddenly break again, but so far so good.

Forgot to note: This is on a DV6000T running Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium.

Nov 27, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Web cam not work


you have not written what operating system you are running and which webcam you are trying to install.
The procedure to install the webcam is same for all webcams. I am asuming the you are using winXP and you are trying to install webcam. put the cd which came with webcam in the cd drive and install the driver.Mostly the cd will Autorun. After installing the driver connect the webcam .The operating system will detect new hardware i.e webcam. To see wether your webcam is properly installed on your system right click on mycomputer>manage>click on Device Manager . you will see list of all the hardware on your system. you can expand imaging devices . under imaging devices you can see your webcam installed. If your webcam is not properly installed you will see a red symbol on your webcam listed in there.

I hope this information is useful to you . All the webcams will be installed in the same procedure .Please rate my post if you find it helpful.
Thanks and Regards

Dec 05, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I can not veiw web cams?


check the driver status of your webcam, check it on device manager, if not installed then install it

Nov 04, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Cant get the webcam to wrk


*see wheather u have made connections properly

*install the driver of webcam if u have and reboot the system

*in bios see wheather the hardware settings are correct

*check in different system wheather webcam is working properly
same procedure use to install webcam as above

*in control panel add\remove hardware see the driver u install is present or not

*if this is not working then problem might be in ur o.s is not registered hence it is not supporting

Jun 25, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Ive installed a webcam on to my futisu siemens esprimo moble notebook but when ckicling on the am cam it is not capturing any image its just showing a white screen ive ried 3 differnt web cams all vista...


try re install again, or remove the first a web cam driver than re-start windows after that re-install driver webcam again. may that are helping you.

Jun 19, 2008 | Siemens PC Desktops

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Web cam will not install


Dear Sir/Madam,

Sonix Webcam detector task. Webcam program installed by the drivers for Sonix-made webcams. This program enables the System Tray webcam icon installed by your webcam drivers to recognize whether your webcam is plugged in or not. At the time of writing, 21-Jun-2007, our tests show that this program has no other purpose. Note : Sonix is an OEM manufacturer. That is, it manufactures webcams for other companies to re-sell under their own brand names and logos. As a result you will find this program installed by the drivers CD for a variety of makes of webcams, such as Argos' own brand, Mikomi, in the UK, LG, MSI, Olidata, etc...


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Jun 07, 2008 | Lenovo 3000 N100 0768 - Pentium Dual Core...

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Webcam


Hello,

For pluging the Webcam you need to have USB ports.
You need to install the latest service pack available for your OS
You had to install the USB 2.0 drivers for supporting the cam
Install the drivers of the Webcam
Restart the System
Now Plug the webcam usb connector to any port of the motherboard

Let me know if your problem is solved and rate me as FIXYA!

Apr 29, 2008 | PC Desktops

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