Laptop webcam not found

  tooter 21:35 30 Nov 2008

I have a 6 month old Novatech laptop running Vista, which has a fitted Webcam that has stopped working. (It did work when I first purchased it). When I select the “Video View” icon from the desktop the picture box appears but is blank alongside another box with a message saying “Sorry you have no video capture hardware. Video capture will not function properly”. I searched for the Webcam in Device Manager / Imaging Devices but there is no sign of it, only the printer is listed. I thought Vista searches for all devises that are connected so why can it not find and load the Webcam. The only things I have changed from new are to add a Logitech cordless mouse, HP scanner/printer and connected to Netgear wireless modem. Thanks for any help

  Technotiger 21:45 30 Nov 2008

If you use something like Skype, have a look in Tools>Options>Video (or similar) and see if you can awaken the camera that way.

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