However when I start the cam up, I get moving images for a few seconds and then a still. The cam does not hang or lock up, I just get a still. When I start it again, I get a either no output or a green image with no content.
I phoned Philips and they told me the most likely cause is the USB driver on my machine and advised me to get an update. I am running Windows 98 Gold (a variety of W98 First Edition) and the USB driver dates from 1998. It is USB 1.1, of course. The cam is supposed to work even with Windows 95, by the way, so it should work with Windows 98 and USB 1.1.
I have spent a large part of this weekend trying to track down an update. My chipset is Intel. Intel's site says that they do not provide USB 1.1 drivers (see http://downloadfinde...eng&prdmap=666) and elsewhere says that these can be obtained from Microsoft. Microsoft's site says that USB drivers are obtainable from the manufacturer, in other words, Intel. I've done a web search but haven't found anything useful except for sites such as Geeks to Go.
If someone could advise me where I can get an update for my USB driver I would be very grateful. The alternatives are to update to Windows SE or to buy a new PC, and I don't fancy doing either of those.
I have Everest installed on my computer so can provide any additional details of my computer's spec that anyone might need in order to help me out.
Thanks very much for any help.