Cam issues

By firefox
Jun 23, 2007
  1. got a gateway pc
    my friend that is.
    installed a cam in the usb port and installed the software too.
    but the pc doesn't know it there
    I tried other usb but still the same problem
    the mouse has a usb too that work
    in all the usb
    now this is the second cam
    the first one had the same problem
    returned it thinking it was defective.
    guess that not the case.
    logic cam is what she has now.
    In the control panel show no cam
    at system or the scanner and imaging areas
    I do have a usb error in the system ( hardware )
    not sure were to go with this
    I uninstalled the error in the system control panel
    and I disable it too
    nothing works.
    Please help.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    The USB could be the entire cause of the problems. Can you give us more details.
  3. firefox

    firefox TS Rookie Topic Starter

    HI raybay what is it that your looking for more or less
    something in the control panel ?
    i can not get into the bios also
    there is 3 usb port
    and in the control panel there a error in the usb also.
    guess your right too.
    i have to get in to the pc tommorrow cause there sleeping now
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    You may have better luck if you physically remove or disconnect all extra components such as audio, and so on.
    If you have a floppy drive in that machine, I would disconnect the hard drive and all extra memory modules. Then boot to an MS-Dos or Windows 98 floppy... Otherwise, I would boot to a CD... the secret is to boot to something simple that works, then begin looking at the BIOS and other parts of the current install.
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