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

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

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

    Hmm... Let's forget that driver. I think i found one that will (hopefully) be much better (and it comes with a normal setup file!)

    But it'll be a bit before i have a chance to edit it and get it uploaded to esnips. If you check back over the next 30-60 minutes i'll update this post with the esnips download link when i can finish getting it ready

    /* EDIT */
    OK Download this zip file
    > But before installing lets make sure the previous is removed
    > Open Add/Remove Programs. Make sure nothing looking like a webcam app was installed (i'm guessing not, but is good to check)
    > Then in Dev Manager, rt click Uninstall the last web cam driver
    > Now open the zip file and you should see a Setup.exe file. Double click to run it.
    > You might need to reboot after Setup is complete to see if it works
  2. CriticAL

    CriticAL TS Rookie

    Im pretty sure i tried that driver already. before you gave me the first one. but im going to try it anyway since you said you edited it and ill let you know what happens.

    EDIT: so i uninstalled as you said. then installed this new driver ( which WAS the one i had tried before) and i rebooted. now when i rebooted the bubble came up that said FOUND NEW HARDWARE "USB PC CAMERA". But the icon is on my my desktop so i think it just installed an app.

    AND YES the camera was plugged in during the installation.
  3. LookinAround

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

    i wasn't 100% sure from your last post but did that last install i gave you work?
  4. CriticAL

    CriticAL TS Rookie

    Nope. Sorry if i wasn't clear. But that driver did not work at all.
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    The device ID matches the download that LookinAround has provided, in the extracted folder "Win2k_XP_Vista"

    Did you manually browse to that folder when updating the driver, from Device Manager ?
  6. CriticAL

    CriticAL TS Rookie

    Yes sir. :rolleyes:
  7. LookinAround

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

    While it's hard to say with 100% certainty, i'm strongly inclined to believe the problem is the webcam
    > Both drivers i supplied were intended for your specific webcam's Hardware ID
    > You indicated the first driver installed with status "Working Properly"
    > I'm also guessing the 2nd driver also installed with status "Working Properly" (yes?)

    All considered, i'd say it's far more likely then not that the problem is the webcam hardware and not the driver or apps :(
  8. rajevcharudutta

    rajevcharudutta TS Enthusiast Posts: 53

    :wave:Angel of finding webcam drivers, LookinAround, can you please help me too?

    Hardware ID: USB\Vid_04fc&Pid_0561&Rev_0000
  9. LookinAround

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

    Hi rajevcharudutta :wave:

    I think this driver here is for your cam. However, looks the the driver will only work if you;re running Windows 2000 or XP. If you're running Vista or Windows 7, i don't think any compatible drivers exist :(

    Note you can download from the site for free if you choose to "Download this file by viewing a series of ads". Then click Continue button
    > Just keep clicking the No Thanks link (it will appear in lower right corner of each ad) to get to the download
  10. rajevcharudutta

    rajevcharudutta TS Enthusiast Posts: 53


    :grinthumb :D:D:D:D:D:

    Thanks a million pal. Got it and got my camera working. Another feather in your cap.

    I don't know how to express my gratitude for your unconditional, ceaseless and persistent help and assistance to so many webcam owners in peril. You are truly an angel.

    I live in India, and I was not getting the option, "Download this file by viewing a series of ads", here. So I requested my cousin in US who downloaded the file for me and send it to me.

    Sorry I forgot to mention, that I have XP Pro as my operating system.

  11. LookinAround

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

    Hi rajevcharudutta :)

    Thank you for those very kind words. Glad to be able to help (and even more glad you got your webcam working. YAY! :grinthumb)
  12. lovenotee

    lovenotee TS Rookie

    Thank you for this! Out of all the sites and looking for different drivers, this one worked. I wish I could've gotten to this thread earlier.

    My hardware ID is

    it's ToPro.
    it's one of those unknown webcams off of ebay.

    and I downloaded one from and it worked fine until the AMCAP started going crazy. A lot of AMCAPs were showing up and i didn't click anything, it wasn't my keyboard either. Can someone help me find a safe driver please?
  13. LookinAround

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

    I found another driver here but suspect it's the same as what you found on driverguide.

    Also, it seems your webcam is quite old... so even the drivers found will only possibly work for 32bit XP.
  14. aquizinaga

    aquizinaga TS Rookie

    Hi, I am getting very frustrated trying to identify my webcam. It does not have any markings or numbers on the casing. I have searched through 1000's of images of webcams and still can not find a match.

    I followed you instruction located above but with no success either. The device manager has identifed it as a usb web cam .... identy....


    Please... Can anyone help me identify this cam?

    Thank you in advance for your time and trouble in this frustrating search.
  15. LookinAround

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

    I think this is an old Sonix webcam. The driver only supports Win2000 and XP (if you're running Vista or Win 7 there are no drivers for it)

    Try downloading here
  16. shymoon

    shymoon TS Rookie


  17. aquizinaga

    aquizinaga TS Rookie

    WOW.... Thank you very much.....

  18. hrdnrg

    hrdnrg TS Rookie

    Ive got a Creative PD-1000 but am yet to find a driver for it.. with google searches returning next to nothing. The hardware id numbers are;
    It would be greatly appreciated if you could find a driver for this.
    P.S. I am running windows 7 btw
  19. LookinAround

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

    Unfortunately, it looks like Creative stopped supporting your webcam after XP. Best i can see there are no Win 7 drivers for it. Sorry :(
  20. hrdnrg

    hrdnrg TS Rookie

    That's okay.
    Thanks a lot for all the help you provided with the guide and for other users. Im sure it is highly appreciated. Gonna try dual booting now. For a webcam xD
    Have a good one.
  21. hrdnrg

    hrdnrg TS Rookie

    Can you link me to where I can download the drivers?
    As I've dual booted with XP Professional with no luck with the drivers disk.
    Same model and hardware id as before. It would be greatly appreciated. As previously mentioned, I'm on Windows XP Professional 32-Bit.

  22. reyan25

    reyan25 TS Rookie

    hello friend i have a problem with my web when i try to update driver its going to uninstal the driver but the proble is web cam driver not going to uninstall it in the mid sesation it will stop then if ill se it is there but my cam is not working even if i connect its show in device manager in yellow colour with question when ever ill try it to update the message is coming there is a driver in system the how i could uninstall the old driver i tried it many time i cant unintall it even by add and remove programm plz can u help me for this my web cam divice is usb\vid_093a&pid_2460
  23. LookinAround

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

    Hmmm... If you can't get the cam to work using the original drivers disk I think it might mean the cam itself isn't working. Though you can also try this driver here
  24. LookinAround

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

    Am I correct you are trying to uninstall the driver?

    If the web cam was installed with a web cam application, then you should first look in Add/Remove programs first to uninstall the web cam application first.

    Then if driver still exists in Device Manager you can right click it and select Uninstall

    Also note your web cam is also a bit old. There are no new drivers to support your webcam under Vista or Windows 7.
  25. DonQuichotte

    DonQuichotte TS Rookie

    Hello everyone! I have tried to find the suitable driver for my camera using the method kindly described in this thread, but searching for USB\VID_093A&PID_2468\5&2AB15CF0&0&1 did not yield any result (with or without USB\, google and yahoo search).

    Can anybody help me on this one?


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