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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Kade, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Kade New Member

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    Ok what it is, is that i have a webcam which has no known manufacturer so i cant get the drivers for it and ive lost the disk but my brother has them installed on his is there anyway i can transfer them?
     
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    Does it tell you in device manager what model of webcam it is?
     
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  3. Kade New Member

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    Nope has no imformation on my one, but on my brothers it told me the driver was by sonix i search it got a download but didnt work? soo i dunno
     
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    The driver would most likely be in your C:\windows\inf folder. Hope you can find it.
     
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  5. Kade New Member

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    nope there is no "inf" folder theres "ime"?
     
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    select show hidden folders
     
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    When you plug in the cam do you get the new hardware wizzard? If so you could copy the driver folder from other PC to a cd and point the wizzard to the cd drive.
     
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    i cant seem to locate the driver folder but if you go to the driver details on the computer with the webcam it tell you all the drivers file name and i have copyed them to this computer but yet no results.

    And for the hidden folder it asks you when you first boot it and you go into the folder that they are hidden and if you would like to show them.
     
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    If you don't have any luck, you may as well cut your losses and get a new one, as they're cheap as chips these days.

    Getting drivers for unknown generic cameras are like looking for a needle in a haystack. You simply won't know what you're looking for.
     
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    Yeh you have got a point there i might as well, but you know it was worth a try.
     
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    You should check out some of the cheaper logitech cameras, they're pretty good, I have an older one (6 months old), but it works great.
     
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    That's something different I believe. In a windows explorer windows go to:
    Tools-->Folder Options-->View Tab-->Click the show hidden files radio button and uncheck the
    hide protected operating system files box. I also like to have it show file extensions so I know what exactly I'm opening.
     
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