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Windows 7: Webcam driver open fail. Please restart ...

08 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7, Vista Home premium, XP
Webcam driver open fail. Please restart ...

I'm a very new user in this forum, expecting your expertise help for the following issue.
I use Toshiba L300, after upgrading (custom install) my OS from vista home premium to windows 7 professional, my webcam does not work. It uses chicony camera assistance software for toshiba. Everytime, I get an error message "webcam driver open fail. restart your camera or computer". I checked the toshiba support site for dirver update, but it says the vista driver for that webcam is compatible with windows 7 as well. I reinstalled/restarted several times, however, I can't make it work anyway! Help me please. Thanks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86


Device manager method is always the cure.

Right click on the webcam in the device manager. Update driver software. Browse. Let me pick. Have disk. Browse. Now navigate to and double click on the Vista installer's .inf. (You might have to extract from the .exe first by running it.) Hit ok, possibly next too then let it install.

Reboot if needed after.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Model Content Page

This is a driver that works on my L300 D its for a different satellite model but the driver is still good
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