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desertghost

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I was given a webcam by a friend of mine. He no longer has the associated disc just the webcam itself. However he has no problem running it on windowsXP. I am running on windows2000 and when i try to plug it in, my computer it ackowledges that im trying to add a new component, but there is no driver for me to work the cam. Is there some sort of universal driver in Xp that i might be able to download to my computer so that I can make it run?
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dsenette

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you can go to the manufacturer's website and get the driver
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Topic- WEBCAM Issues
Date- 25th Oct-2005

Here is my 1st thoughts –See if this helps -

What is the interface Connection - [USB] - or - [COM PORT]

If it is USB - You need:

1- Motherboard USB Support
2- USB [Enabled] BIOS
3- USB Drivers - The drivers for WIN2K is on the SP1 or SP2 Installation

To find out what Service Pack - that is installed -

1- Right Click [My Computer]
2- Click on [Properties]
3- Click on [Gereral] Tab

This should display

1- Operating System
2- OS REV
3- Service Pack installed
4- Registration
5- Key Code
6- CPU Info
7- RAM installed

To search your computer or Friend’s PC for USB Drivers -

1- Click [Start]
2- Highlight [Search]
3- Click [For Files or Folders]
4- Type - *usb*.sys - in the [Files or Folders Named] Section
5- This should list all USB Drivers loaded on PC
6- You are probably looking for something like usbcamd.sys or usbwcamsys or similar

You can locate the Driver on Friend's PC - Copy it on CD - when PnP asks for CD Installation Disk - Insert the Copy - & install -

Or go to the WebCam Web Page & download WIN2K WebCam USB driver from the web site

The only other item required would be an [APPLICATION] that can utilize the [WebCam]

Jack123
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desertghost

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Thanks for the help, I was able to find a driver for it online. But it turns out that my computer isn't good enough to make up for the fact that the webcam is a very ancient model. Can anyone recommend a good webcam brand to purchase? Affordability is of the essence, but I have no idea what the average webcam goes for.
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