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I am using a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747. It has a built in webcam (Chicony USB 2.0 camera) and since I upgraded to vista ultimate it has not worked. I tried what you said to do Control Panel -> System and Maintenance ->Device Manager, and when I got to the folder was under +Other devices and was called Unknown device. When I tried to upgrade it (via internet and browsing) the Computer said "Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device" and explains that Chicony USB 2.0 Camera cannot be installed. If you can help, email me at email@example.com.
I have a toshiba P205-S6247 and after installing viast ultimate the web cam drivers didn't install. I get the following error msg: The driver installation file for this device is missing a necessary entry. This may be because the INF was written for Windows95 or later. Contact your hardward vendor.
Follow these steps to re-install the driver for the webcam. You will
need to be logged in as an Administrator or have an Administrator
password ready.1. Click the Windows Start button.
2. Click Control Panel, System and Maintenance and then Device Manager.
3. Right-click on Chicony USB 2.0 Camera and select Update Driver Software. A yellow exclamation point indicates that the camera is recognized by Windows but is not working properly, probably because of problem with the device driver
4. Select Browse my computer for the driver software.
5. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
6. Select USB Video Device from the list, and click Next.
7. If the message “Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device” appears, click Close.
8. Restart Windows.
The webcam should now work properly
Posted on May 25, 2008
Go to this link on the Toshiba support site.
After instruction 8, you will get a window that asks where to look for the driver. Click on the "search the Internet" link. It installed the Chicony driver and worked for me.
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
Please somebody tell me with a toshiba satellite pro how to get the webcam up because i dont even know how to find the webcam! Please help meee!!! Thankyouuu x
Posted on Mar 22, 2010
Upgrading to Windows 7 leaves Chicony USB 2.0 drivers inoperable. There seem to be no updates that will allow the camera to work on the win7 platform. Microsoft has done it again. And once again they supplied no lubricant.
Posted on Apr 08, 2014
Bueno lo siento por cambiar un poco de tema pero por favor alguien que me pueda ayudar con mi problema
mi computadora es toshiba y tiene windows 7 y la camara es chicony usb 2.0 y funcina my bien pero cuando quiero realizar una video llamada me aparece en el messenger una camara con un tache
espero me puedan ayudar lo necesito por favor
Posted on Dec 22, 2009
I have a Toshiba A215 with Vista Home Premium installed. Had problem with the DVD drive which suddenly started ejecting whenever it is selected (Drive D). Had to re-install Vista Home Premium but the problem persisted. Again, the Chicony Camera refused to show even though it is said to be working well in the Device Manager. Please Help!
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you need to check and make sure it's on the HCL list .....this stands for hardware compatibility list ....or the laptop should have a sticker saying it's vista ready . let me know
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
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