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Windows 7: LifeCam VX3000

31 Jan 2009   #11
Tobias Claren

 
 

Me too.....

The installer interrupts,

Here is the System:

CamSpace cannot find the webcam.

@ Mr GRiM
It does not work.
the driver update cannot find a driver in the installation directory.
I tried to find in this direcory a driver for "! USB camera".
I deos not have a CD, I had downloaded the driver from MS.


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27 Mar 2009   #12
u56783

Windows 7 beta
 
 
Windows 7 beta & Lifecam (VTX 1000)

Thanks for the advice here.
I had a problem installing the drivers for VTX1000.
The solution was to install the drivers from the Microsoft Hardware Support website (for Windows 7 beta).
After following the instructions, i.e. install, pluging in the cam at the step prompted, Windows attempts to look for the drivers from Windows update.
This fails.
I then rebooted and tried various thing but the solution was to do as above.
Go into device manager, the imagining device (for the cam) was shown "unknown" with a "?". Selecting and updating the device driver to search on the hard disk (Windows install volume, .e.g. C: found the correct driver and its works fine now.
Many thanks for the tips here.
Good luck.
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15 Apr 2009   #13
CeleOOKIE

Win7
 
 

So for a few months now I've been happily using windows 7 without problems, until I decided to pull out my webcam (vx-3000). I've followed all the suggestions in this and other threads on the forum, troubleshooting leads to the same result constantly. Whenever I open the webcam software or attempt to use it in the windows live messenger, I'll get the "Initalization Error." Even though everything reads green and happy. I haven't seen the webcam "light up" even though it's been connected and looks good on device manager, with no problems etc. I used the 2.9 install located on the win7 MS page, driver version on the device reads 5.12.1.61, if anyone can offer me a solution to what's going on, I would be terribly greatful. My mom really wants to see her grandson lol.
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15 Apr 2009   #14
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CeleOOKIE View Post
So for a few months now I've been happily using windows 7 without problems, until I decided to pull out my webcam (vx-3000). I've followed all the suggestions in this and other threads on the forum, troubleshooting leads to the same result constantly. Whenever I open the webcam software or attempt to use it in the windows live messenger, I'll get the "Initalization Error." Even though everything reads green and happy. I haven't seen the webcam "light up" even though it's been connected and looks good on device manager, with no problems etc. I used the 2.9 install located on the win7 MS page, driver version on the device reads 5.12.1.61, if anyone can offer me a solution to what's going on, I would be terribly greatful. My mom really wants to see her grandson lol.
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Webcam Products

Read all installation notes and known issues for important information before beginning software installation.

Installation Notes
Always install the software using the Setup program instead of installing the drivers directly.
When the Setup program is finished, open the LifeCam beta software by double-clicking the LifeCam icon on the desktop.
If your audio and video must be adjusted, open the LifeCam Dashboard, click Settings, and then click "Audio / Video Settings" and follow the instructions to adjust the settings for your speakers, microphone, and video.
Known Issues
Microsoft is aware of the following known issues when using the LifeCam beta software with the Windows® 7 operating system beta.

The LifeCam beta software is currently available in US English only but can be installed on all localized versions of the Windows® 7 operating system beta.
AMCap 2.0 does not work on Windows 7 Beta (AMCap 9.1 does work).
Avermedia tuning cards may disrupt the video stream from your LifeCam.
The Post to Windows Live Spaces button does not work.
The Audio and Video Tuning button in LifeCam does not work with Windows Live 9.0. WORKAROUND: If you need to adjust your microphone or camera, use the Audio and Video setup in the Windows Live Messenger Tools menu.

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15 Apr 2009   #15
CeleOOKIE

Win7
 
 

I appreciate your efforts, but I have been doing all of that, I don't have anything that would interfere as far as I know. The problem with the Initialization Error is that I'm unable to access the Audio/Video Settings, they are disabled when that error is given, also makes the settings inaccessible during a video call through windows live as well.
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15 Apr 2009   #16
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CeleOOKIE View Post
I appreciate your efforts, but I have been doing all of that, I don't have anything that would interfere as far as I know. The problem with the Initialization Error is that I'm unable to access the Audio/Video Settings, they are disabled when that error is given, also makes the settings inaccessible during a video call through windows live as well.
Uninstall any and all software you've tried to date. Use device manager to uninstall (not disable) the device and delete the drivers when prompted. Disconnect the device. Install the Windows 7 device package I linked to. Connect the device. Run AMCap to test. If that fails run Webcam Diagnostics:

Videoconferencing and Video Capture Tools
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15 Apr 2009   #17
CeleOOKIE

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Uninstall any and all software you've tried to date. Use device manager to uninstall (not disable) the device and delete the drivers when prompted. Disconnect the device. Install the Windows 7 device package I linked to. Connect the device. Run AMCap to test. If that fails run Webcam Diagnostics:

Videoconferencing and Video Capture Tools
AMCap gave me an error, Unable to render the video preview stream, The parameter is incorrect. [0x80070057/11878], so I ran CamDiag. These are the results...
Quote:
Selected source: Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000

Driver not registered with NetMeeting (possible black border)
Capture graph initialized
Video format set to 160*120 at 30 fps
Capture graph failed to render

The parameter is incorrect. [0x80070057]
Unable to position the video preview

No such interface supported [0x80004002]
Video preview enabled
Video capture started
full cam diag: RapidShare: Easy Filehosting
Any other ideas? I'm considering thinking that the webcam is just broken or something, but I'd really rather not go out and have the same thing happen with a new one :/
EDIT: thanks for all your help by the way, realized I didn't say thank you lol
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26 Jul 2009   #18
Broda

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 
Windows 7 RTM x64 driver problem

I have installed the lastest beta driver from microsoft LifeCam2.91.exe

Install this is not a problem, but Windows 7 Block the file vx3000.exe due compatible issues

Removing everything and let the windows install using automatic driver updats, Windows cannot find the USB camera Driver
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26 Jul 2009   #19
spliff

7600x64 RTM
 
 

There's a work around for it, I'm using my vx3000 as I write this, it works fine.

MS Lifecam VX-3000
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26 Jul 2009   #20
ThaiAm

Win 7
 
 

LifeCam 3.0 works and is available from Microsoft downloads.
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