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4shellma

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hi,
I've bought a cheap older webcam hoping i'll be able to use it. I have also an old desktop PC with Windows XP.
On the net i found out the webcam product is CW-200BCarpo which is driver-less cam. hen i run AMCap e. g., it says "video capture hardware missing". Tried to download several different drivers, but no one worked.
Does anyone think I can find a functional driver, so I'll be able to use that old cheap webcam ?
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phillpower2

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:welcome: 4shellma

Uninstall any drivers that you have already downloaded and tried and then run DriverMax and see if that suggests a driver for the device http://www.innovativ....com/drivermax/ please note that you can only download two drivers a day for free and be sure that you uncheck the "install AVG toolbar" box before downloading any drivers.

You may also need some additional webcam software to be able to use the camera http://www.manycam.com/ (Free).

Hope this helps and let us know how it goes.
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4shellma

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thanks much phillpower2

I did tried both things you recommended to install SiS Mirage Graphics, but no webcam recognised any driver.

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Then I tried to install ManyCam - with the same result - webcam not working (just leds are on and system saying New Hardware available);

so - no any success so far.

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Hi 4shellma

The problem you are having could be due to not having the software suite that the device needs, this is nothing to do with drivers but is a program that the camera needs to communicate with your OS which in this case is Windows XP, I provided a link to one such software but here are some more http://download.cnet...=os=Windows XP|

Uninstall any webcam drivers that you have installed (you have said yourself that the webcam is driver-less) and try a couple of the programs at the link.

Some further information I found while researching http://szcarpo.en.al...am_CW_200B.html and http://download.cnet...93_4-63802.html

NB: The SIS Mirage driver is for your computers video chip and nothing to do with the webcam BTW.
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