Sony :: VGN-fe880e Webcam Not Recognized After Upgrading To Windows 7 32-bit
Feb 25, 2010
I have a sony VGN-FE880e andI upgraded to windows 7 and was looking through my devices and the motion eye webcam is not even on there, i have looked on sony's website and tried reinstalling all of the drivers for the webcam on the website and none have solved my problem. i've looked and it seems quite a few people have had the same problem as me, yet i haven't really found a definitive solution so far.
i have been using my sony viao without any problems so far, and all of a sudden, my webcam is not recognized!
i tried to get it through skype, and it wouldn't work, i then went to the webcam software, and it also wouldn't work.
the error message said something like webcam not recognized, and then it said something like reinstall or might be in use with other programs. but for SURE, there is no other program running it!
i don't know how to install a webcam that is already inbuilt!
on a side, note, i also bought the really neat sony vaio mouse, the bluetooth one, and that too is not being recognized by my vaio
i am not sure if the mouse and webcam are related issues, or separte. if somebody has any idea of what i can try to do, i would REALLY REALLY REALLY appreciate it! thx, i need to connect to my family through webcam!
I am an HP DV6-6c38TX running Windows 7 x64. I also have VMWare Workstation 10 installed.
Drivers installed for the webcam are :
1) running in normal Windows 7 x64 base machine (not VMWare)
a) after booting the laptop I can use the webcam b) I run an app to capture an image and it works fine. I then close the app. c) I open Skype and use the webcam and then Exit Skype. d) I open the app again and it says - could not detect webcam device (assuming this comes from the app) f) I open Skype and check the webcam and it works. I stop the webcam (Skype still running) g) I start the app again and now the webcam works h) I Quit Skype, runthe app again, and it now says - could not detect webcam device
That is just for the Laptop running as is.
now in VMWare, this is worse.
a) I attach the Webcam b) I run the same app, but it says - could not detect webcam device c) I close VWMare d) Now no app detects the webcam, not the app, not Skype. e) I check the Device Manager and in fact the webcam now does not even appear in the Dedvice Manager...
I just clean installed Win 7 Professional into my sister's Vaio CR220E. Everything are OK except Webcam and Battery.
1. With the Webcam, it seem gone away without any track. There is no device left without driver in Device Manager and no Webcam among of them. I try to install driver by running the exe file or install.bat but no effective.
2. The battery die already. There is no problem in Vista but in Windows 7,
an alert message said that Battery is wrong plugged or different type and Sony Event Service always force me to hybernate the system and remove then plug the battery again.
I have a VGN-CR290 notebook pre-installed with Vista Home Premium. I was thinking of upgrading from Vista to 7 RC1 and I was wondering if I can still re-install Vista using my VAIO recovery partition after I had made the upgrade?
I have windows 7 working very well on my vaio vgn-z590 thanks to the help of this forum. However, I can't seem the get the webcam to work. I've installed the arc soft program listed under the windows vista camera driver on the vaio support site but it doesn't seem to find a camera.
I am upgrading my Sr490 to windows 7. I was wondering what software I have to download and what drivers. I am also looking for the one click check up and vaiocare stuff that came with the sr490 originally.
I have dv6-3122us HP notebook with windows 7 Home premium preinstalled with Office Starter 2010 Because of all the system problems listed in the troubleshooters I ended up having to restore to factory defaults. It wouldn't install, I was finally able to restore from disc by removing the battery. I don't know what happened but when finally restored the hard drive used 57 GB of my hard drive and doesn't show all the drives on my laptop. It doesn't show a lot of files when pulled up but originally before the restore there was only about 8 GB used. My other problem is that it asks for my Product Key to activate windows and won't recognize the one I have that came with the PC, it says I may have to purchase another key. Also my warranty for the PC is no longer valid. Micorsoft is telling me to contact manufacturer, manufacturer says contact Microsoft.
i did my presentation on my mac , copied it to my HP to use the HDMI , went to university to do my presentation and BAM , mac powerpoint slide transitions not working on powerpoint for window :S , what the heck so i am stuck with no transitions between slides , any ideas how could i steal/get/download mac powerpoint transitions to make them work on windows , i really like the cube effect on the mac side.
There is a recurring problem where the computer ceases to recognize the existence of the wireless adapter. It doesn't matter if the computer is running 8, or 8.1, nor if the computer is fully Updated. This seems to be a hardware problem or some sort of electrical short, not a driver problem. I have done a bit of research over the last four months or so (when the problem first started happening), and the problem I am experiencing is most likely caused by either a faulty card, or a card that is loose from its socket on the motherboard, and not by a driver/hardware discrepancy.The strange part is the intermittent nature of the computer's recognition of the device. Stranger still is that despite what appears to be a hardware problem, I have usually been able to fix it, either by:
Uninstalling then reinstalling the device's drivers,Restoring the computer to a previous point,Reformatting the computer using the built in Windows 8 feature, and/or Removing certain Windows Updates in reverse chronological order (until the integrated WiFi device is recognized).
Last night, the problem happened again. It was maybe the 4th or 5th time overall, and the 2nd time I was forced to "hard reformat" in an attempt to fix the problem. Until just a few minutes ago, when I partially deconstructed then reconstructed the device, the "hard reformat" method didn't fix the WiFi. After the "hard reformat" didn't work, Upon turning the computer back on, it recognized the wireless adapter, I connected to the network successfully, and here I am now, documenting what happened.
I essentially did nothing significant to the device, and now the wireless adapter is recognized. Why?
All that being said, I believe I have narrowed down the cause of the problem, at least in my case. I believe there is some sort of electrical short issue. The short is caused by one (or perhaps both) of the following:
Assuming the physical location of the wireless adapter is next to the location of the port for the AC adapter, I think the AC adapter, when moved or jiggled by a hand, somehow negatively interferes with the wireless adapter, causing it to fail.Shutting the lid of the computer, perhaps when combined with the above, and/or under other conditions (something having to do with power settings?, something having to do with the state of the network when the lid is shut?), causes the network adapter to fail.Something very similar used to happen on an old Dell notebook I had, as well as on a CR-48, towards the end of their lives. That is, in order for the internet to work, I had to have the AC adapter at certain angle when it was plugged into the computer. Otherwise the wireless connection would drop. It seems like there's a connection there (pun intended), but perhaps not?
I just did a fresh install of Windows 8 on my Lenovo G475 and everything works fine but my wifi connection. This is what I have done so far: I...
- Installed Windows 8 and kept the laptop connected to the Internet via the ethernet card (to make sure all the installation process went smoothly). - Updated Windows 8 via Windows Update. - Downloaded missing drivers for Windows 8. They were: Realtek Card Reader Driver, Lenovo Energy Management and Wireless LAN driver. - Installed all of them with administrator privileges and all of them went fine but the wireless LAN driver. - At this point, Device Manager didn't show any device with a "?" so I assumed everything was fine. - But no, because no wifi interface showed up in the device manager window. - If i change the position of the wireless physical switch (at the front of my laptop, on my left), the bluetooth device goes off and on in the device manager window. But in no case, any wifi interface appeared / dissappeared. - I also typed fn+f5 several times to toggle airplane on/off but did not work at all. - Then I installed Windows 7 driver for the wireless card but didn't work either. - I revised the BIOS and the wifi interface is activated.
It looks like the wifi component of the wireless card is hidden/undetected to Windows 8 (bluetooth works fine. I assume both wifi+bluetooth belongs to the same card).
First my notebook specs Lenovo G570 (part number: 43345JU) i5-2410M 8GB RAM Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 WLAN dont know the make of bluetooth (mostly broadcomm) Came with Win7 Home premium x64
The Win7 that it came with also had lenovo energy management through which I could toggle the WLAN and bluetooth on and off. Since I never used the bluetooth, I turned it off via energy mgmt.
Also interestingly, when I was running Win7 I had it dual boot with Ubuntu. And if my Bluetooth was turned off via EM from win7... bluetooth wouldn't be recognised in ubuntu and there was no way of turning it back on... I had to boot back into win7 and turn it on via EM and boot back into ubuntu.
Recently I updated to Win8.1 but hadn't turned on the bluetooth before doing so. In Win8.1 the bluetooth device is not recognised anywhere..not in PC settings(metro UI), not even in device manager. I tried to install the energy management for 8.1 from the support site but it was extremely buggy and didnt find any option to turn on bluetooth. The old EM didnt install properly in comaptibilty mode.
In ubuntu now (dual boot with win8.1) its still the same. Bluetooth not regonised just as before.
I cannot go back to win7 now. There is no proper EM for win8.1. There is no option in BIOS regarding bluetooth. How do i turn on the bluetooth adapter?
Brand new laptop 3 days old - model 7737. Came with Win8 and touchscreen was working fine
Have updated to 8.1 and installed other software like office, etc and touchscreen is now not recognised. System says "no pen or touch device"
Device manager also shows an unknown USB device (device descriptor request failed) Device manager also keeps refreshing (like every few seconds) - sometimes the USB device disappears completely then comes back again as unknown.
I'm sure this must be a driver issue but have tried all those I can find.
Just received my Thinkpad W520 4270 CTO with bluetooth installed. It was a DOS workstation that I installed Win 7 x64 Ultimate on and I finally got all the drivers installed but the bluetooth software says there is no BT device connected to my laptop. I checked the BIOS settings and confirmed the BT is enabled. I even disabled it, saved, then enabled it to toggle. Hitting the Fn+5 combo doesn't trigger the light or any "Found New Hardware." When the laptop first boots up the BT light flashes along with the wifi light and the HDD activity light. I haven't yet been able to load another OS, but I'm downloading Arch Linux and BackTrack 5 to test to see it's possibly an OS issue.
I realize the sticky about the "do not update the bluetooth drivers" but I'm not getting my bluetooth to work at all, not even being recognized by the OS as an "unknown device."
Have an HP DV8110us Pavilion notebook purchased in 2006. Running XP SP3. Upgrading to Windows 7 with a clean install. Ran the MS Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. This notebook has the AMD Turion 64-bit chip running at 1.8 mhz. I have 2 GB memory. Looking through the Win7 options, I decided to order Win7 32-bit, since I'm only carrying 2 GB of memory. Win 7 64-bit seems to be happier with 4 GB. While the Advisor shows I have some drivers that need updating after Window 7 is installed, I just noticed that the Realtex RTL8139/810x NIC needs a new driver for 32-bit Win7, but under 64-bit Win7, the NIC is compatible.
Should I have ordered the 64-bit Win7 ? Or should I look around for a new Realtek driver ? Realtex has a link to an old Vista driver that should work. Other searches suggest that a workable driver might be on the Win7 DVD.
Windows 8 was upgraded to Windows 8.1 Upgrade on a Flex 15.
The first time I tried to do the upgrade, I had enough problems that I re-installed from a Windows 8.1 image. All went well and all the drivers work except the Ethernet. The upgrade was relatively painless if you ignore the necessary reboots.
The latest Ethernet driver was downloaded from Lenovo and it was upgraded through Device Manager to version 22.214.171.124
In spite of Device Manager saying the Realtek ethernet adapter is working, no network is recognized by Networks and Sharing Centrewith when an ethernent cable is plugged into the Flex 15 i. The cable is good and has been checked by way of another computer.
I have previously used the hard-wired ethernet once and it worked but I do not remember where the laptop stood during the upgrade path.
This may be a hardware problem which will require mailing the laptop for the repair, or it may be a software / dirver issue. The only other thing I can do is reistall from scratch to confirm it is a hardware problem.
I was able to install a new: PNY Optima SSD7SC240GOPT-RB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) in my ThinkPad X220 model 4287. I installed the latest BIOS before the upgrade and did a clean install of Windows 8.1 Pro. The installed went smooth with no issues. I proceeded in installing all Drivers and utilities. Then I noticed that when I restart Windows, the BIOS does not recognize the drive and proceeds to try to boot from the Network, Intel Boot Agent. It does not seem to recognize the SSD drive.
The only way I can get it to boot from windows again is to TURN OFF using the power button and then turning it back ON. I tried the Lenovo SSD firmware update utility to see if my drive needed an update but it did not find any update for my drive. I also tried to the PNY support site and downloaded the firmware update to see if it found any updates for my drive and none where available. I hope LENOVO can release an update to their SSD firmware update tool to fix my problem. I am also not sure if any of the utilities that I installed may be the root of the problem. So right now the only way I can get Windows to load is to turn off and turn back on the laptop. Windows restarts will not work.
Recently my laptop suddenly shrunk the display down to 1024x768, even in BIOS and when starting up. In Windows, the monitor is recognized as "Digital Flat Panel, 1024x768, 60Hz". Here is a photo I took with my mobile phone:
HP Pavilion DV4T-1400, with Intel GM450 graphic card.
I have a E1505 (6400) and I was running Vista 32 bit with 2 x 1 gb ram. I bought 2 x 2 gb ram, and it caused all sorts of problems.
I took the opportunity to upgrade to 64 bit with Windows 7 (clean install), and I reinstalled my 2 x 2 gb of RAM. It seems to be running smoothly so far... But only 3.25 gb is recognized as "usable" in Windows and my BIOS.
Does anyone know any settings I need to change or if there is a different BIOS for 64 bit OS's?
I did some googleing and found some recommendations for updating the BIOS if RAM that should be usable is not.
I have an Acer Aspire 5920G with Vista premium 32bit and was wanting to upgrade to Windows 7 (through MSDNAA) but wasn't too sure about it. I take it I can still download all the Acer eNet management etc software as well as everything else that came with my laptop to use in W7?
Has anyone else successfully upgraded their PC and got everything to work?
i know this might not be that important but i have W7 installed on my m1530 and when i had vista i can run audio effects and video effects and control the color of my cam...but now i am not able to do that but the cam still works
problem with my webcam/screen. I just bought this laptop a week ago, and I getting the hunch that this one might be defective. The webcam quality is horrible, I see green dots everywhere when I take a picture. Also, when Im watchimg a movie and I do fullscreen the quality goes bad all of a sudden.