Why does my Eee PC no longer recognize my webcam?

chelsea December 4, 2011

My Eee PC webcam isn’t being recognized at all.

I’ve read all the solutions and tried them, even the F2 button and the advanced options. All of my components are enabled, but when I tried using my webcam again, it still isn’t working. So I checked to make sure it didn’t somehow get deleted off of my netbook, and it wasn’t.

None of the websites are working and it won’t open on my computer. Help!

    December 4, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Hello, does your camera show in device manager?  If it doesn't show in the main device manager menu, have you check under usb devices?  By the way, what is the operating system in the netbook?

    -- open device manager
    -- expand the universal serial bus controllers
    -- is there an entry for your camera there?  Does it show any warning?
    -- if there is an entry there, right click on it and select update driver.

    What other options have you tried?  I would help us give you other possible solutions if any, if we know what you have tried.

  2. Anonymous
    December 4, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    check BIOS. Make sure there's no option that it's disabled there (Disabled in
    BIOS would prevent h/w detection)

    If you are on windows 7 try to run under compatibility windows vista or xp?

  3. Jay
    December 4, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Restore your pc to a restore point using system restore when it could be recognized successfully.