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can't get webcam to install totally

by rhodeyes1 / December 23, 2010 11:48 PM PST

I have a labtech webcam 5.1.0 install disc thats for 98, ME, 2000 and xp..It installs everything then restarts the computer and asks you to plug in the camera(USB).I plug it in but it won't show any picture not even blackness so I can't finish the process.I have xp and I had it working before I reformated the hard drive but I remember downloadinga newer driver than what was on the disc . I can't find the driver to download.The sites I get to are complicated and seem to download other things even though I press for 5.1.0. Does anyone know where the right driver is or what could be wrong?

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I have a few old web cams.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2010 12:06 AM PST

What I did to fix this was to give those away and get a new web cam that came with drivers for the OS I use today.

This was the cheap fix and saved me from the lost time of searching for drivers no one could find.

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new cam
by rhodeyes1 / December 24, 2010 1:13 AM PST

yea,I'm thinking of doing that but I did have it working before.Oh well

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I think I can explain that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2010 2:52 AM PST
In reply to: new cam

I ran into this one camera that worked WHEN the user had installed it in some old Windows version. They had upgraded the OS and the drivers worked.

But later they started over and the drivers failed in spite of it working before. Because they were in the shop, the fee would be 100+ to diagnose it and a web cam is 20 or less. This made it easy to tell how to fix this.

$ 4.99 at is a fine example with drivers for Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista and Windows 7.


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where should i download
by rhodeyes1 / December 27, 2010 6:19 AM PST

a driver for it and xp.I tried some sites and it took about 12 minutes to download then realized i need software that will open it.Before someone gave me a site that it would just simply download what I needed quickly.Labtec 5.1.0

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Sorry but hardware
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2010 6:38 AM PST

Can't be downloaded today.

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i mean
by rhodeyes1 / December 27, 2010 7:54 AM PST
In reply to: Sorry but hardware

the software for it.Like the driver.I did that before 6 months ago I think when I first got this refurbished computer and the camera worked.I'm worried that even if I get the driver it won't work because of the port problem I'm having.The only way to find out if the port will recognize a device on installing is to try it.

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