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NancyAB
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Member Since: ‎02-17-2009
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Built In Web Cam now gone from Device Manager

It worked yesterday

 

Yesterday I had ot reinstall the imaging software to go with my Hp Photosmart C6180 printer / scanner / thingy

 

Today it wouldn't work

 

The "USB 2.0 Webcam" driver is gone.... all that is left is the driver for the DVD 

 

Went to Device manager

 

*poof*

 

Gone!  Not even a category for imaging devices

 

Went to add hardware

 

Nope... couldn't detect it...

 

told it to find driver on disk 

 

Nope... couldn't find it

 

Went to recovery manager

 

"HP Quick-Play / DVD Play" was not an option (someone on Yahoo! Answers suggested) 

 

No such beast.

 

I don't have a day to waste re-installing Vista

 

isn't there anywhere I can grab the USB 2.0 webcam driver?? 

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RasterBlaster
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Re: Built In Web Cam now gone from Device Manager

Did you try to us Microsoft system restore to go back to the day before it went poof?
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NancyAB
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Member Since: ‎02-17-2009
Message 3 of 55 (64,196 Views)

Re: Built In Web Cam now gone from Device Manager

Yes, no luck... went back in time to 2 different points.

 

Also deleted all of the drivers (and Hub drivers) in the whole USB section.

 

still no "USB 2.0 Camera" and can't get rid of the Hauppaugge WinTV 418 Video Capture driver which shows up in the drop down for Skype and MS Communicator, but does not show up in the Scanner and Camera wizard.

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easyskanker
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Member Since: ‎02-22-2009
Message 4 of 55 (64,221 Views)

Re: Built In Web Cam now gone from Device Manager

This worked for me,go to device manager and  expand "universal serial bus controllers" if you see a driver called "Sonix  T50500 WEBCAM" (or somethiong like that,I can't remember what it was called exactly) right click on it and select "update driver software"  then select "browse my computer for driver software" then select "let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer"  then select the "USB Composite Device" and click next.I hope this helps.

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viaAcademies
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Member Since: ‎08-30-2009
Message 5 of 55 (61,647 Views)

Re: Built In Web Cam now gone from Device Manager

Hello - I have the same issue -- I have tried all the recommendations, no luck so far.

 

Anyone have any success?

 

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easyskanker
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Member Since: ‎02-22-2009
Message 6 of 55 (61,560 Views)

Re: Built In Web Cam now gone from Device Manager

If your problem started after you installed sp1 on vista,then this might work:

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericSoftwareDownloadIndex?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&softwareitem=pv-58789-1&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

 

 I hope it helps,although i don't know if it will work.

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PC_Tester
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Re: Built In Web Cam now gone from Device Manager

[ Edited ]

For the IQ700 series

 

If you're running Windows Vista SP2, there is a patch for USB patch for NVIDIA chipsets

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975163/ 

 

 

If you're running Windows 7, install this patch

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Lockups-Freezes-Hangs/Driver-update-for-Win7-USB-issue-on-nVidia-chipse...

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kunalbarot
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Message 8 of 55 (54,154 Views)

Re: Built In Web Cam now gone from Device Manager

i have a laptop HP 6450b probook. After two month using it now its webcab is not working. My computer menu does not show webcam option now, i try to install driver form Hp site , but it gives error while insatlling (Setup has determind that your configuration does not support any of the included products.  (XP ) ). plz help

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Danmc99
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Member Since: ‎03-13-2011
Message 9 of 55 (54,130 Views)

Re: Built In Web Cam now gone from Device Manager

Hi,

 

I have also recently had a problem with Webcam on dv2000.

 

In the Device Manager, the Imaging Devices list no longer appears. There is no sign of the webcam anywhere. I cannot open it with windows messenger, skype or quickplay.

Previous to this, I last used the Webcam about 1 week ago (End of Feb'11).

 

Dan

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suzers1
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Message 10 of 55 (54,092 Views)

Re: Built In Web Cam now gone from Device Manager

I was having the same problem as everyone else, and getting majorly pissed about it, but when i tried out your steps it worked! I was worried i'd have to take it to Best Buy or something, but thank god you posted the comment. So thanks you!

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