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I have an Acer Netbook. I have Windows XP. When I click "Start" then "My Computer", my webcam icon does not appear. Help ?

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Are you using an internal or external webcam?

If you are using internal Hold FN and associated F button (diagram of a camera on it)

For example FN and F7 together and release togerther.

If external. Have you inserted the driver disk into your disc drive and installed the compatiable software?

If all of above doesnt work. Try a different usb connection port.

If all else fails and the hardware is on your notebook. Please follow these steps.

Click start. My computer. select top harddrive (1st in list)

At the top left of the my computer box there is a search bar.

Type your camera make / model into the search bar and it will bring up your webcam software (if you installed it)

Search through the folders until you find setup.exe / install.exe or something very simillar and click to install.

Hope this helps and please rate.

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