How to identify your webcam (and then find its driver)

By LookinAround · 493 replies
Mar 11, 2009
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  1. prettylol

    prettylol TS Rookie

    Please help me identify my webcam driver

    this is my webcam device instance ID


    Hardware id: usb\vid_0c45&pid_6270
    Vendor id: vid_0c45
    Vendor name: Microdia
    Device id: pid_6270
    Device name: USB2.0 PC Camera (SN9C201)

    please help me find the driver software for this.. thanks alot!!
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Hi Prettylol

    Try this out HERE

    > It's always good to create a System Restore point before trying the install (to be cautious)
    > If you still have a problem tell me what version of windows you have
  3. kamisek2402

    kamisek2402 TS Rookie

    have hardware ID but can't find driver

    I got so motivated by reading your successful stories that I hope I could get some help too:)

    These are the ID that I have about my webcam (Labtec 1200) but I can't find any drivers:(


    The usual software like AMCap (or XP-SocPcCamerazenithusbdriver) didn't work.. Oh, and my system is XP HE 2002.

    Would anybody please help out?

    Thank you!
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Hi kamisek2402 :wave:

    Try this driver HERE

    > Connect your webcam
    > Double click to start the install file (may take several seconds to load and start)
    > You may need to reboot
  5. prettylol

    prettylol TS Rookie


    THANKS A MILLION ZILLION "LookingAround"!! I've been searching for this drive for almost a week with no sucess.I have posted in so many forums regarding it but got no helpful answer! Only your link helped!! :D :D :D

    You rock LookinAround!!!!!! :D YAYYY!!!!
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Woo - Woo !!!

    Well, thank you prettylol. Your reception and sound of joy at having your webcam again, makes the effort every bit worthwhile! :D

    Happy Camming! (and Computing!)

    :) :D :) :grinthumb
  7. kamisek2402

    kamisek2402 TS Rookie


    Dear LookinAround:wave:

    I totally second prettylol!!

    You are amazing!! I just downloaded the driver, connected the webcam and here I go, it works perfect.. Seriously, after so much time lookin around :))), it took just few seconds when I had the right thing..


    LookinAround ROCKS:grinthumb
  8. NoodlesJoe

    NoodlesJoe TS Rookie

    hi guys am havin a webcam problem also,
    i have a trust 120 spacecam and i dont have the cd,
    USB\Vid_0c45&Pid_600d&Rev_0101 is waht it says in system
    ive looked for the driver and downloaded 13177_01 driver which i think is the right driver for it,
    ive tryed several ways on instaling/update driver but still no good,
    also had ago this way by LookinAround

    on step 5 it only lets me click on folder and not pick the oem13.INF
    but when i look in the folder anyway i dont see a file naned oem13.INF or anythink like that?

    only these files i see
    am thinkin i dont have the right driver as it says pcamr800?
    when i try to install by lettin windows update wizard it says wizard cannot find the driver it says ?
    any help please guys
    cheers NoodlesJoe
  9. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +184


    Great News!!! I'm glad you got it working :grinthumb

    And you're most welcome. i'm happy to have been able to help :)

    Hi NoodlesJoe :wave:

    I think i found the vendor's download site for you cam HERE. Is that it?

    Also, i hope you're still running XP as it doesn't look like there are any Vista or Win 7 compatible drivers for your cam
  10. NoodlesJoe

    NoodlesJoe TS Rookie

    Thanks alot for your reply LookinAround:grinthumb
    ive been to that site and that is the one had already downloaded,
    so i kept on searching and found the one i need here and it has worked perfect.

    i cant post link but it was @ driverskit. com

    cheers NJ
  11. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Good job NJ! :approve: :grinthumb
  12. boy008

    boy008 TS Rookie

    help me pls..

    i cant find my driver on my pc was webcam is crypto..

    this is my hardware id's for my webcam..

    1. USB_08C8&PID_301B&REV_0100
    2. VID_08C8&PID_301B

    hope some1 can help me find my driver for my webcam..i tried some driver..but it didnt work...thank you so much..
  13. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Are you sure about the IDs you found?
    1. I'm guessing you transcribed by hand as i believe the first ID is really USB\VID_08C8&PID_301B&REV_0100 but that's OK as that's what i looked for
    1. I can't find anything about those IDs and anything to do with cams
    2. So i checked and found VID_08C8 is assigned to 2Wire corp. I think 2wire only makes network products. Do you have a USB network adapter by chance?

    Are you sure you have the right IDs? Are you sure your cam is being detected?

    Try this: Do it first with the cam unplugged from the USB port. Generate the list and copy/paste into next post. Then do again with cam plugged in. I'd like to see both the before and after report.

    Also what version of Windows are you running?
    • 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
  14. charis89

    charis89 TS Rookie

    Webcam driver

    I followed the step on the 1st post and got this driver id:

    I tried looking for the driver online but I can't find any for free, I hope someone can help me look for a free download.

    Thanks a lot. Help will be greatly appreciated.
  15. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Hi charis89 :wave:

    Create a System Restore point first (is always good to be cautious)

    Then try this driver i've stored on Dropbox HERE

    Download and run executable

    If you're running XP you may get a message about software has not passed Windows Logo testing, click Continue Anyway
  16. misskeesick76

    misskeesick76 TS Rookie

    I need help

    hi i need help, been looking for a program all day im only 17 so plz help me?

    here are the hardware ID's


    can you please help me find a free software so I can
    set up my webcam aand what model it is..
    i need free software because I;'ve got no bank card.

    thanks, jess.
  17. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +184

    I think your web cam only has a driver for XP. Download HERE. Unzip the download file, double-click the executable to run it. If it gives you a warning about "Not Windows Logo tested" just click Continue. Hope it helps

    If you try installing under Vista or Windows 7 and Windows won't install the driver for Vista or Windows 7, then you'll need to get a new camera compatible with those versions
  18. Jan Van Akkere

    Jan Van Akkere TS Rookie

    Very impressed by LookinAround and co

    2 months ago I stopped looking for Windows 7 drivers for my camera because I thought it was impossible. I red the first page of this thread about Hardware ID's, but no result yet, I can't even find my windows xp drivers (don't have the cd anymore, I do have several backups of the installers..)

    Can I ask anyone to check these Hardware ID's?

    Hardware ID

    mr8980 (the M should mean Mars by, already mailed them but no answer)

    This is the camera:

    Many many thanks ands sunny greetings from Belgium!

    EDIT: I searched a bit on the site and found a matching ID at, downloading the file in LookinAround's post right now.
  19. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Hi Jan Van Akkere

    Sorry but i couldn't find any other driver info relevant to your Hardware ID :(

    Did you have any luck with the driver you downloaded? You might also gootle and try DriverIdentifier, sometimes helps
  20. balachandransen

    balachandransen TS Rookie

    Cant find a driver

    Well i just realized that i had a webcam at home..

    Theres no logo or any print on it to identify

    The hardware id is


    I could find only one hardware id though... Hope u could help me

  21. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Hi balachandransen

    It looks like this is an older webcam. Only possible driver match i found is for Win 2000/XP. If you're running Vista or Win 7, you need a new web cam. Are you still running XP? I'll need to give you instructions to install the driver files using the Hardware Update Wizard to install the XP driver. let me know
  22. balachandransen

    balachandransen TS Rookie

    Ya using Win Xp

    Yes, its a very old one.! And yes i am using Win XP
    Thanks for ur efforts!!!
  23. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Well, here’s my best guess.... The potential driver I found (for your Hardware ID USB\VID_06A5&PID_D001) doesn't come with a "self-install" executable. So we'll use Device Manager to select your web cam and then manually point Windows to the driver files we want it to install

    !!! I advise you first create a System Restore point before attempting to install this new driver, just to be cautious !!!

    Download the zip file HERE
    > Extract the files and save them in a folder on your Desktop
    > Note the file named P35uDisk.inf (you’ll need this later)

    > Open Device Manager. Right click your web cam device, select Update Driver. The Hardware Update Wizard opens
    > Select No, not this time, click Next
    > Select Install from a list or location, click Next
    > Select Don’t search. I will choose driver, click Next
    > If you see a window to select Hardware Type, select Show All, click Next

    You should eventually get to a Window similar to below. Click Have Disk button. Now browse to the P35uDisk.inf file in your Desktop folder, select it and continue with the device install.

    I hope it works <fingers crossed>
    > P.S. When you're done you can delete the Desktop folder you created. Though you might want to save the original zip file in case you should need to install again

    Attached Files:

  24. balachandransen

    balachandransen TS Rookie

    Thanks a lot

    Thanks a lot LookinAround.. Finally got it working perfectly:)
    Thanks again
  25. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Hi balachandransen,
    You're most welcome!

    Glad to hear the good news and glad i was able to help :)

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