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

By LookinAround ยท 493 replies
Mar 11, 2009
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  1. Cam33

    Cam33 TS Rookie

    Provider: Microsoft
    Version: 6.1.7601.17514
    Assembly Date: 21/6/2006 8:00:00 AM

    It's okay...will probably change it then ...though it is kinda a shame as the quality of video (when tested with the laptop) is pretty decent.

    Thanks for everything anyway :)
  2. Cam33

    Cam33 TS Rookie

    Out of curiosity, do you think maybe the problem lies with my desktop system (processor etc) or something?
  3. LookinAround

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

    It's really hard to say one way or the other. There's nothing to indicate the computer hardware is at fault for any compatibility issue/problem. But not knowing might be a good reason to go with a "brick and mortar" store to get a cam you can try and at least easily return if it still is a problem. G;luck
  4. Cam33

    Cam33 TS Rookie

    Incidently it was from an actual store and it worked when the IT guy installed it on his computer. Asking for an explanation is pretty difficult when they just shrug and say that it's just a software problem. =.=

    Anyway, I discovered that it works perfectly fine on my other desktop system which runs on vista so everything's satisfactory now.

  5. Mr777

    Mr777 TS Rookie

    Hello everyone...
    It's my cam's ID
    and this is the only one.

    I can't google it. Please help me finding this

    Thanks alot
  6. LookinAround

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

    Hi Mr777 and welcome to TechSpot :wave:

    Based on that ID, it looks like a pretty old cam. Are you still running XP 32bit? On first look, it seems 32 bit XP is the only supported OS for that cam
  7. Mr777

    Mr777 TS Rookie

    Yes i am running 32 bit xp and i want to make it running at every cost. Thanks for such a quick response. your help will be greatly appreciated. thanks
  8. Mr777

    Mr777 TS Rookie

    @LookInAround: Bump, Bump
  9. LookinAround

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

    Patience Mr777 :)

    Turn around for a reply can be several hours (if not several days!). You're getting yours all in under an hour! ;)

    All of us here volunteer our time - when we have it - to help

    Try the download HERE

    There's no installation EXE, see [post=1094585]How to Install a Driver when there's no Installation .EXE file to run[/post]

    Hope it works!
  10. Mr777

    Mr777 TS Rookie

    Going to give it a try and LookInAround, it's such an urgent need, you can't even guess. But i really appreciate your help. Thanks alot.
  11. Mr777

    Mr777 TS Rookie

    @LookInAround: Driver installed successfully and i can't find anything to start it. I tried restarting my PC too. I have a program that finds cameras attached and captures video, it also saying no video device attached. what now?
  12. veiko70

    veiko70 TS Rookie

    I got a huge problem, searching for like.. 4 days ? i still cannot find right driver...Under device manager it says USB Video device..
    hardware id 1) USB\VID_174F&PID_1718&REV_0104&MI_00
    Hardware ID 2)USB\VID_174F&PID_1718&MI_00

    I would be really glad if you could help me..:)
  13. LookinAround

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

    That's odd
    1) If you right click the cam in Device Manager->Properties, is Device Status= Working Properly?
    2) If above is true, does the cam appear listed under Imaging devices?
    3) If both the above are true, then i don't know the problem or why your program doesn't detect the cam :(

    What version of Windows are you running?
  14. veiko70

    veiko70 TS Rookie

    Windows 7 64 bit
  15. LookinAround

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


    Not much luck either finding a Win 7 driver for your cam's hardware IDs...

    In fact, i'd venture a guess that's an old Syntek webcam. And when i looked at other Syntek web cams they all seem old, many only see to support XP (let alone 64 bit Win 7).

    If the generic win 7 cam driver isn't working with that cam (as it apparently doesn't seem you have the problem) it's probably time to get a new Win 7 64 bit compatible cam
  16. veiko70

    veiko70 TS Rookie

    Thanks for responde, but it is built in Asus webcam, i have done already recover. and still nothing.. Any suggestions?+ that notebook has bought like 2 months ago. Asus N53Sv
  17. ron111

    ron111 TS Rookie Posts: 44

    If it is an Asus N53sv, the webcam should be either a Chicony or an Azurewave camera, both of which have drivers on the Asus support site.
    But the hardware ID for those is not the same as the one you posted, so that seems very odd.
    Have you tried simply uninstalling the device in the Device Manager? After that do a reboot and see if it comes back. You have never had an external webcam connected?
  18. veiko70

    veiko70 TS Rookie

    no i havent... its build in webcam..
  19. LookinAround

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

    Is the notebook still under warranty? I'd check with Asus. It may also be a cam hardware issue

    Some cams work with the Windows 7 generic cam driver that comes as part of Windows 7 (in fact, some Windows 7 compatible cams don't have their own hardware specific driver but are supposed to work with the Win7 generic)

    If you right click the USB video device in Device Manager->Properties.
    > Is there a Driver tab? If so, does it say Provider is Microsoft?
    If so, the cam is currently using the generic W7 driver.

    As ron111, already noted there are some cam drivers on the ASUS support page for your notebook (these are "hardware specific" drivers) Problem being that none of them match your cam's hardware IDs. That suggests to me (i.e. my GUESS) that either
    > Your cam doesn't have a hardware specific driver. And should work with the W7 generic driver OR
    > The Asus support site for you notebook is missing the h/w specific driver needed for your cam OR
    > Your cam is supposed to work with generic (which is why no h/w specific driver is on the Asus site in the first place) but your h/w is bad
  20. abhikumar0805

    abhikumar0805 TS Rookie

    hi my web cam hardware id is


    i have found its drivers and i have downloaded it.but my webcam is not working. please tell me what to do after downloading the zip files?

    plz help i hav tried everything what you have told to others..but didnt get success

    when i open the unzipped gile..a file called amcap comes..its type is application and when i click on it an error comes stating
    "error 8007045a: cannot create video capture filter"

    i m using windows 7 64 bit (asus and AMD)
  21. ron111

    ron111 TS Rookie Posts: 44

    @abhikumar0805 - The error message you are getting with amcap is in most cases related to the fact that the webcam is not recognized by amcap. Keep in mind that amcap is a webcam application, not a driver in itself.
    So you still need the webcam driver to be installed, and Windows should recognize the webcam properly in the Device Manager, before amcap (or other applications) will be able to use the webcam.

    Are you certain you have the right webcam driver? And once you install it, does it show correctly in the Device Manager without errors?
    If it does, and amcap does not work, try a different webcam application (maybe something like SplitCam or ManyCam, which I have found to compatible with many webcams).
  22. LookinAround

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

    Based on that Hardware ID, my GUESS is that your web cam is pretty old. The drivers i found (and probably the one you tried) are also old and aren't compatible with Windows 7 64bit.

    If Device Manager shows a driver installed, it;s probably the generic Windows driver (right click your cam->Properties->Driver tab. If Driver Provider is Microsoft it's the generic driver).

    I think you'll need to get a new cam that's compatible with W7 b4-bit
  23. abhikumar0805

    abhikumar0805 TS Rookie

    so there is no way that i can use this web cam?
  24. abhikumar0805

    abhikumar0805 TS Rookie

    soon i ll b purchasing a laptop or tab with in built i dont want to spend some bucks on new is der any way dat i can use my nokia 5130 or n-70 camera as a web cam?
    if yes den plz reply with the method. ineed it urgently .
  25. hage1704

    hage1704 TS Rookie

    seems u know a lot about camera, i wish u could help me with my issue
    but i cant post link and send u a private msg either too bad TT

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