web cam driver

  JONEL1 21:56 29 Aug 2009

Hi,does anyone know where I can get a free driver for my web cam.I have lost the cd and my pc crashed last week.I don't know the make of the camera.

  Sea Urchin 22:36 29 Aug 2009

You need to know the model of webcam - try downloading Belarc Advisor and running it - it should tell you the details of the cam

click here

  Sea Urchin 22:37 29 Aug 2009

It should appear under "other devices".

  JONEL1 23:20 29 Aug 2009

Tried that mate.dosn,t pick up web cam.

  Sea Urchin 23:36 29 Aug 2009

Presumably you have the webcam connected to the USB port? Can you copy and paste the list of items shown under Multimedia and also under Other Devices.

  JONEL1 23:42 29 Aug 2009

Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller (3x) Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller
Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
Virus Protection [Back to Top] new Group Policies
AVG Anti-Virus Free Version 8.5
Virus Definitions Version Up To Date
Realtime File Scanning On
None discovered
Communications Other Devices
CNXT V9x PCI Modem

VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
primary Auto IP Address: / 22
Dhcp Server:
Physical Address: 00:40:CA:6F:2E:74

Networking Dns Servers:
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
PS/2 Compatible Mouse
USB Composite Device
USB Printing Support
USB Root Hub (4x)

  Sea Urchin 23:55 29 Aug 2009

OK probably need a different approach. Try downloading DriverMax from:

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and once it is installed run a check online for driver updates. That should show your webcam under Imaging Devices, and also recommend the required driver.

  JONEL1 00:36 30 Aug 2009

still trying,appreciate your help.

  Stuartli 00:50 30 Aug 2009

Disconnect the webcam and then Reboot.

Plug it back in once the system is in use again and see if Windows is able to indicate Found New Hardware and Reinstall the drivers (if they are still available).

Normally you install a USB device's drivers and software before connecting the device.

  JONEL1 00:56 30 Aug 2009

Yes mate,i,ve lost the cd and pc crashed last week.

  Stuartli 08:59 30 Aug 2009

Apparently Sweex make a lot of OEM webcams:

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to try one of its basic webcam drivers.

Have a look at these links:

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