When I try to install my web cam the installation disk stops half way through. It won't cancel and I cannot clear the screen. The only way to clear the screen is to turn off with the button. The web cam is Tevion and I am running XP. Any help would be very much appreciated.
Dvd's and Cd's work with different programmes, so you could have a corruption problem, if they worked previously. Perhaps a recheck with updates drivers, and re-install may help to resolve the problem.
Regarding the webcam installation disk, can you check this on another computer, because it may be faulty considering that it stops halfway through installation.
When you tried clearing the screen, did you try Ctrl-Alt-Delete ?.
Doe's XP recognise 'new hardware', or as it made an attempt to install the webcam?.
I remember installing a BT105 USB modem on a computer, it appeared to freeze, so I retried several times. Finally I decided to leave it all afternoon and see what happened. It took 2 hours but suddenly came back with the 'installed successfully, finished' screen.
I suggest you try leaving it installing for a few hours, just in case something weird is slowing it down to snails pace.
Spud, sorry to sound so thick , but how do I check update drivers. I have just reinstalled my dvd driver but nothing has changed, I still cannot play dvds, which I am not bothered about I just want my cam to work so I can see rellies the other side of the world. I have just tried again to install web cam and its stuck again tried always to cancel. I wish it would do as its told!
XP might/should find the latest drivers, failing that you could try the products manufacturer's site, or perhaps a driver site that someone can offer a link to.
Regarding the dvd's, do you have a programme installed to play these. If so, what is it?.
If you have recently purchased the webcam, then ask the retailer if they can supply another installation disk, failing that, ask the manufacturer or importer whose name is on the product. What webcam is it, that you are trying to install?.
If none of the software from my link above is any good, then I would suggest that you ditch that cam and get another one, webcams these days can be had for as little as £2, have you got any charity shops nearby, like Help the Aged, Age Concern, etc. My local shops have several webcams at this moment, boxed and as new.