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Driver of webcam currupted

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    Driver of webcam currupted

    I have dell inspiron laptop and 32 bit windows-8. My laptop has inbuilt webcam and it was working fine. But i installed a new external webcam. And both the webcams stopped working. I tried installing driver software from the driver-DVD of my laptop but it also didnt fix it.

    Please help me fix this problem.
    The webcam cannot be used by other softwares like skype.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,034
    Windows 7 x64/ Windows 8.1 x64

    Hi Prakash, Welcome to Eight forums.

    Installation of multiple webcam drivers and programs might cause conflicts. If you are using more than one software program to use your webcam, such as Skype for instant messaging and YouCam for saving videos, then make sure that only one program is open when using the webcam. Do not attempt to open both programs at the same time and close your webcam software when you are done. It is a good idea to wait 5 to 10 seconds after closing webcam software, before opening another webcam software program.
    Simply restarting the computer can resolve most software conflicts. If problems persist, uninstall one of the webcam software titles and reinstall the software you want to use.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    Not working yet

    Thank you for the reply.
    I restarted my computer several times.
    I am not using multiple programs that use webcam at the same time
    Still the problem is not solved.
    I checked DEVICE_MANAGER but it does not display IMAGING DEVICES in the list.
    To check if there was problem with my new webcam, i installed it on my desktop computer. And it worked well in it..
    Updating windows also didnot fix the problem. Will i have to format the computer??
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