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Accidentally Removed Webcam Driver Windows 7


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#1 rilla

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 05:59 PM

Hi,
My new computer came with a "native" webcam and no software...so I was trying to find a good software for it and when I was removing one I didn't like it somehow removed the driver too. Now I have no webcam driver and I can't figure out how to get it back. I have a list of drivers that came with my computer and they all have "install" links except for the webcam because it's "native". Can anyone help me? I have attached the drivers picture.

I have tried 2 different system restores (one from before I installed the webcam software which didn't help and one from the previous day, also no use. I also tried reinstalling the webcam software...but it didn't help)

Thanks.
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 01:34 AM

It's probably a Windows 7 native driver. Go to Device Manager and search for your cameras driver. Uninstall the driver, place your installation disc in the DVD drive, reboot, and try to repair the OS

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 02:31 AM

Hi.
Thanks for responding - when I put in my Windows 7 disc it didn't work because it wanted me to completely reinstall windows. I ended up downloading a windows program that checked all my drivers and it somehow managed to find and restore my driver. Thank you!

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 01:52 PM

Glad you got it all worked out. I shouldn't of said reboot though. You can only run Repair my Computer from within Windows 7; sorry about that.




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