Okay, so for the past several hours I've gone through the throes of attempting to get my Asus laptop's built-in webcam to work. I took a look at Device Manager and had found two items titled "Base System Device" (or something to that effect, I don't quite remember), and I thought that one of them would be the webcam. Well, after searching for the mystery items' Hardware ID on Google, I had discovered that these devices were in fact not the webcam. Then I had used the "Add a Device" option under Devices and Printers in the Control Panel to try and find the webcam. After letting it churn for ten minutes, it appeared that Windows wasn't even searching anymore, and I was staring at a blank window for nothing. The only clue I have about the situation is after running DriverEasy, it listed "USB 2.0 1.3M UVC WebCam" as a needed update, but it also said "(unplugged)" beside the selection, and was highlighted in red. After attempting to download and install the driver, the program had given me some Packard-Bell webcam driver that is most definitely not correct. (Packard-Bell still exists?) This had all started, however, when I made a clean install of Windows 7. I had just spent the last two days scouring the web, digging up my lost drivers and programs that had come with the laptop. Everything's been successful, save for this one element. My webcam is lost somewhere in my laptop, I just can't get to it. If anyone has any ideas as to what's happened (and yes, I know it's a possibility the wiring is shot) and how to fix the issue, please, give me any tips that you can. I've done everything possible in my power, including trying to find the drivers, but you obviously can't install drivers for devices that Windows doesn't even detect. Oh, before I forget, my laptop model is Asus x83v(B?), if that helps in any way.