Webcam wants multimedia controller

By Douggie Boy
Apr 4, 2012
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  1. My web cam seems to want a Multimedia controller something, Can someone
    Please explain what that means. It is a plug & play webcam. No maker name or model number available, sorry. i am running win7 pro on a ASUS P5S800-VM
    mother board. The webcam is working on another ASUS PC.
    This is my first post hope i got it write.:D Took me 15 minute to get this far. So thank you to anyone who replys.:)

    Douggie Boy
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,285   +155

    Hmmm... A device named "multimedia audio controller" usually indicates a missing driver for an AC97 sound card (not a web cam)

    1. For the computer where the web cam works, what version of windows? and is it 32 or 64 bit windows

    Connect the cam to problem computer then List any Problem Devices
    • Make sure devices are connected and powered on
    • Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
    • Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
    • If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
    • On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
    Generate and attach a DirectX report
    • Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag and click OK
      ===> If you’re running 32 bit Windows, dxdiag will launch on its own
      ===> If you’re running 64 bit Windows, you’ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
    • Notice progress in lower left window corner
    • When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
    • In TechSpot window, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)


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