Video capture hardware

By lanan
May 8, 2008
  1. hi everyone, can someone please help me? i purchased a philips webcam i installed it but when i try to use it it gives me a message that says you have no video capture hardware. what does that mean. please help.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Usually means the software drivers are not installed
    But can also be a service. like Plug and Play or possibly HID Input Service.
    To check these services are started:- Start-->Run-->Services.msc
    Scroll down to: Plug and Play and then HID Input Service, confirm both are started and set to automatic (double click on each service to change settings)

    Although it does just sound like a driver issue


    Doh! Just realized that we are in the Introduce yourself forum (which is not meant for technical questions, as stated here: (which happens to reside in the Introduce yourself forum)

    For further assistance, please post a new thread in the appropriate forum
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