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Windows 7: device manager is not detecting my webcam

17 Jul 2013   #1
labibsharar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
device manager is not detecting my webcam

yesterday i uninstalled the webcam driver via device manager and i installed dell webcam central.but now dell webcam central is showing "please plugin a supported device".and the device manager does not detect my webcam(it dosent even have the colum imaging devices) ,and face recognition is saying ,"unable to process biometric data please check camera"
my laptop details:M11x R2 Specs & Latest News | Alienware | The Verge please help me


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17 Jul 2013   #2
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Webcam Central is the software, you will still need the driver for the webcam. is this a USB camera? When you plug it in you should be prompted in the notification area of a hardware change and have the option to install the driver.
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17 Jul 2013   #3
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by labibsharar View Post
yesterday i uninstalled the webcam driver via device manager and i installed dell webcam central.but now dell webcam central is showing "please plugin a supported device".and the device manager does not detect my webcam(it dosent even have the colum imaging devices) ,and face recognition is saying ,"unable to process biometric data please check camera"
my laptop details:M11x R2 Specs & Latest News | Alienware | The Verge please help me
I'm not sure if this will work, but right-click your computer in Device Manager (the trunk of the tree at the very, very top) and choose "Scan for hardware changes".

Failing this, you could try this: open the Devices and Printers control panel and click "Add a device" located on the toolbar.
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17 Jul 2013   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi.. there .. Dont think the OP has given us all the facts


my webcams showing strange colors
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17 Jul 2013   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you maxie.

Did your camera work when Windows 7 Home Premium was installed?
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20 Jul 2013   #6
labibsharar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

my camera is built in
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20 Jul 2013   #7
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by labibsharar View Post
my camera is built in
Hi labibsharar,

I understand that camera stopped working after you removed the driver. Please check the link below for troubleshooting the webcam of the system:

http://dell.to/13p4Bgg

Also, post the screenshot of the device manager so we can check and advise further:

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.
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20 Jul 2013   #8
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by labibsharar View Post
my camera is built in
Did you try what I posted above in Post #3?
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20 Jul 2013   #9
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

If all else fails, you may need to do a system restore to a date before you uninstalled that webcam driver.

Type system restore on the Start Menu search bar. Open System Restore and choose a date before you uninstalled that webcam driver.

You may also use a trial software such as Driver Magician to search and download the correct driver for the webcam to try and get it working again.
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