So I just got a new computer... trying to find a way to get my IBM camera to work with vista... I have the old XP Driver (all I can find) and install it... says it's installed... when I go to run the cam it says it's not plugged in (but it clearly is)... what can I do to fix this?
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Re: IBM Camera not finding driver
You need to go to the manufactures site and download the VISTA
driver for the camera. Then follow the info below to install
Try disconnecting the Camera from the USB port and reinstall
the CD or Downloaded software program. When the program asks you
to connect the camera to the USB port, do so and it should work.
Hope this helps. Bud
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Sometimes it is better to cut your losses and replace the old device instead of trying to find a non-existent driver or fall prey to sites which claim to provide "drivers for everything - just scan your computer" and then they infest you with malware, adware or spyware, charge a fee and you get nothing except headaches for your trouble.
Especially with 64-bit Vista, older camera drivers just do not exist and it is less costly to replace the camera than to search in frustration.
Uninstall the driver (if installed). Next, put in the driver CD and browse to the setup.exe file. Right click and select properties. In the box that opens, select compatibilty tab and select the box next to "runthis program in compatibilty mode for" and select XP SP2. and install the program
Should that not work, uninstall and retry the above process, but select Windows 98 or 2000 this time..Hopefully that will work.
If it still does not work, then unfortunately, you will either have to downgrade to XP (I believe the driver works for XP) or buy a new camera altogether..
this is a problem for at least a thousand fixya customers. unfortunately until the manufacturer releases a supported vista driver . this cam is obsolete. hardware companies got with microsoft and actually paid them to insure most of the older stuff would not work on vista. i doubt there will ever be a driver for that model cam ever.
Make sure the drivers you have are compatible with Windows Vista. Since Microsoft ceased any and all support for that Windows OS it's hard to find anything for Vista or XP. Type in your webcam maker's name and camera model number followed by: 'drivers for Vista' into your favorite search engine box.
Yeah this is most likely a driver problem. You see the drivers from windows xp wont work with windows vista. It is very likely that your camera was not made with vista drivers if it is more than a year old. Unfortunately without a windows vista drivers your camera wont work. so you have two options:
1- find out if the camera has a vista drivers and install them 2- buy a new camera ( i know its frustrating)
And if i may recommend the logitech cameras, they are sturdy and the mid range ones have great picture, and best of all there tech support is easy to find when you want a new driver.
Do you have driver for XP? I have the same problem, but with XP. I can not insall the camera. I don't have the originalCD. I you have the driver, please send me .
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