webcam not in my cpmuter

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by gillmacca, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. gillmacca

    gillmacca Macca

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    I have a webcam that appears fine in device manager, but does not show up in My Computer.
    I know it works, as I have tested it on Windows messenger and Yahoo.
    I want to use it, to take some photos in my room, but as it is not listed under My Computer, i cannot do this.

    Any help would be much appreciated
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Web-Cams don't show in my computer. If you want to take pictures with it you will require an application such as Pryme
     
  3. gillmacca

    gillmacca Macca

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    Yes, there do....at least they do on my brothers/fathers and friends pc's
     
  4. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    mine appears in My Computer, you need to make sure you are using the WDM drivers for the device
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Hmm, I didn't think they did. Last cam I had which did was a crappy philips cam which kept freezing, that was back using Windows 2000 though (olden days :p)
     
  6. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    not all cams do, mine does though under camera's + scanners.